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Mental Health & Wellness 
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School Social Workers coordinate the overall Mental Health & Wellness program at their school sites. They work to coordinate services provided by community-based agencies, provide supervision to interns, provide direct services to students and collaborate with staff members and families regarding students' mental health & wellness needs.mental health and wellness
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MH&W Center provides a number of free and confidential* services and supports to the school community including:
  • Calming & De-escalation spaces
  • Crisis intervention, educationally related mental health counseling services, support, and case management.
  • Building trusting relationships with students, families, and school personnel.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of students and families.
  • Home visits to understand and address barriers to learning.
  • Linking students and families with school and community resources.
Family Support
  • Collaborating with all school personnel to assess students’ social/emotional obstacles to academic success.
  • Assist teachers and administrators in developing plans to help students with academic and behavior problems.
  • Develop/facilitate/coordinate wellness prevention and intervention programs and activities.
**Some services may require parental consent.

How To Make A Referral
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When should I refer a student to the Mental Health & Wellness Center?
A student may refer themselves or be referred by a staff member or family member to the Mental Health & Wellness Center.

Click here to submit a referral. Referrals are prioritized by urgency.

Referrals can also be made in person with a walk-in form located at the Mental Health & Wellness Center located at your student's school site.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If a student is in imminent danger or risk of harming themselves or others, DO NOT submit a referral. If during school hours, find an administrator or other adult right away. If after school hours, contact 911 or EMQ Mobile Crisis Unit at (408) 379-9085.
What May Prompt a Mental Health & Wellness Referral:
  • Mental health (stress, depression, anxiety, etc.)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Abuse or neglect
  • Pregnancy, teen parent needs
  • Change in academic performance
  • Chronic attendance or tardiness issues
  • Gang impacted
  • Relationships with peers or intimate partners
  • Coping or social skills
  • Facilitation of school-home-community communication
  • Student advocacy
  • Connections to community agencies for resources 
  • Substance Use
  • And more...

Mandated Reporters

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Individuals designated as mandatory reporters typically have frequent contact with children. Such individuals may include:
  • Social workers
  • Teachers and other school personnel
  • Physicians and other health-care workers
  • Mental health professionals
  • Child care providers
  • Medical examiners or coroners
  • Law enforcement officers

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