Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco & Violence Prevention Programs
Student Support Services
Please note Student Support Service Programs located on site vary by site and by need. To view available services at each school, please click here for English. Vietnamese and Spanish coming soon.
Some schools have established link crews where juniors and seniors are trained to work with freshmen. The upperclassmen are assigned a specific number of freshmen, usually fewer than 5:1 and meet with them prior to the beginning of school and orient them to the school. During the school year they make sure the freshmen are attending school and try to get them involved in school activities.
Nine schools have sent at least one team of 60+ students to Camp Everytown where they participate in a four-day intensive camp that focuses on building tolerance and acceptance and eliminating all types of racism.
The district employs school psychologists who work with school staff to assist students having academic and social problems.
Independence and Andrew Hill have medical clinics on campus staffed by medical professionals.
Drug, Alcohol, Tobacco & Violence Prevention Programs
East Side Union High School District works in collaboration with many community organizations to provide on-site services to students and their families. Drug and alcohol counseling, tobacco cessation (stop smoking) programs, gang diversion, domestic violence, sexual harassment, conflict resolution/mediation, and anger management counseling services are available.
For more information, click on the following:
Other Support Services:
- Cal Soap After School Tutoring
- San Jose Neighborhood Services "Open Gym"
- Peer Counseling
- Student Support Groups
- California Department of Education Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Prevention
- Resource Links for Teens (Santa Clara County)
- Stop the Bullying
- 24/7 Line - A 24-hour, 7-day a week crisis and information/referral line for youth in Santa Clara County that will connect young people, ages 8-18, to an appropriate agency when they do not know where to go or who to speak to. A program of Santa Clara County Public Health Department's Violence Prevention Network. For information, call 1-888-247-7717.
- YWCA of Silicon Valley
- YMCA of Silicon Valley
- American Lung Association - Santa Clara County - Smoking Cessation and other links
- EMQ Children & Family Services - Crisis Hotline: 408-379-9085
- Next Door - Solutions to Domestic Violence - 24-Hour Hotline: 408-279-2962
- Santa Clara County links to multiple resources for teens, parents, teachers