- Mental Health & Wellness Social Workers foster communities that are equitable, collaborative, and inclusive of diversity. Students are empowered to achieve academic, personal and social success through healing-centered, social emotional and wellness support services.
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS SERVICES PROGRAM (MHWC)
The Mental Health and Wellness Center (MHWC) is staffed by a School Mental Health and Wellness Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health and Wellness Interns, Community Based Organizations and works collaboratively with staff at the school site and District office.
The MHWC Provides a number of free and confidential* services and supports to the school community including:
- 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 student and family.
- Linking students and families with school and community resources.
- 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
Issues that May Prompt a Student Support Center Referral:
Mental health issues
Abuse or neglect
Lack of basic needs/homelessness
Pregnancy, teen parent needs
Change in academic performance
Chronic attendance or tardiness issues
Coping or social skills deficits
Facilitation of school-home-community communication
Referral, monitoring, collaboration to and with community agencies
Staff support and/or development
When should I refer a student to the Mental Health & Wellness Center?
A student should be referred to the Student Support Center when the student shows signs of social and/or emotional difficulties, which are interfering with the student’s success at school.
Agencies on Site
Suicide Crisis Resources
- Suicide/Crisis 800-273-8255
- Uplift Family Services: Child and Adolescent Mobile Crisis Team: 408-379-9085
Emergency Shelter/Food/Clothing for Youth and Families
To Register as Homeless with East Side Union High School District:
Victim of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence or Crime
YWCA of Silicon Valley
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence
- Youth Space 408-343-7940
- PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
Mental Health Agencies
Legal Advocacy and Support for Youth in Santa Clara County