WHS Mental Health Resources

2020 - 2021

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MS. B ( Irene Ballesteros)

Works with the school counselors to provide additional social-emotional support to students

MS. EASTER (Easter Robles)

Works with the school counselors to provide additional social-emotional support to students

WHAT EXACTLY IS THE WELLNESS PROGRAM?

Social and Emotional Support on Campus


Wellness counselors provide 1:1 support and teach skills to students such as coping, self-awareness, stress-management, social awareness relationship skills, responsible decision-making, and problem solving.


Drop-In Policy


Students may come in for a 1x session, or if in a crisis, without a consent form. At the end of the session, the counselor and student may determine if additional services are needed. appointments are not necessary for drop-ins. Drop-in hours: M-F 8am-4pm. All individual meetings are held virtually through Google Meet at this time until further notice. Students may use the Online Wellness Check-in-form link below to request a 1x session.


Referral Forms + Consent


Referrals may come in from academic counselors, administrators, faculty, parents and peers. Students may also self-refer to be seen by a wellness counselor. Referrals will be assessed for appropriateness, then services will be offered. Thereafter, a consent form will be sent home to be signed by a parent or legal guardian for continued services.


Online wellness counseling referral form for parents/teachers/staff


https://forms.gle/s786peRfbiATwGbKA


Online Wellness Check-in form for students


https://forms.gle/Xov16YUxPzSehWGn7


Higher Levels of Care


If a student is in a crisis and needs additional support (i.e. depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation or homicidal ideation), then a crisis intervention will take place by the crisis intervention team. We may refer students out to community agencies should they need additional services. * In a life threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.


Community Referrals


Students that are identified as needing additional support may be referred to community agencies. Those who have Medi-Cal or do not have any medical insurance can be referred to district partners in the community. Students with private insurance are advised to access mental health services through their provider.


Additional Areas of Support


-Link students and families to community resources (i.e. food, clothing, school supplies, etc.)

-Informative presentations on stress reduction, ways to support students

-Student Success Team Meetings (SST)


SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY!

To build a supportive and trusting relationship, discussions in sessions are kept confidential.

Exceptions to confidentially are as follows:

1. Child abuse must be reported if a counselor or staff member has knowledge or reasonable suspicion of physical abuse, sexual abuse, willful cruelty or unjustified punishment or injury or neglect to any student under the age of 18.

2. Elder abuse- Any physical, sexual, emotional abuse of anyone over the age of 65.

3. Danger to self or others, suicidal ideation or homicidal ideation.

Need to Contact a Wellness Counselor?

If you have any questions or concerns, please send your wellness counselor an email. Also, you can use the Calendly links below to schedule a phone or Google Meet appointment.

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Bullying, Racism, Sexual Harassment Info. to Report

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May - TBD

June - TBD

High School Counseling & Wellness Google Classroom

Please click here to join and please use the join code: 7jtkmtf. Parents will need to log-in using their students' "myabcusd.org" accounts.

Middle School Counseling & Wellness Google Classroom

Please click here to join and please use the join code: vy5nvp7. Parents will need to log-in using their students' "myabcusd.org" accounts.

We Look Forward to a Great Year!