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SDUHSD is committed to supporting student personal health, safety, and well-being.
 
Reaching and teaching the whole child to ensure that all students are healthy, safe, engaged, challenged, and supported is of the utmost importance. Attending to the behavioral health needs of our students is one way we can ensure the safety of our students and support them in achieving their educational and personal goals.
 
 
If your student needs assistance, our schools have trained professional staff members, including school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, teachers and administrators who are available to support students during the school day. The relationship between students and school support staff requires an atmosphere of trust and confidence. Student privacy is respected and students must trust the school staff member to have meaningful and honest dialogue. Exceptions to confidentiality exist in which school staff must inform others of information obtained from students in order to prevent harm to students themselves or others, and if it is legally required.
 
If you have a social-emotional concern about a student, the school counselor is your first contact for assistance.
 
 
 
Sites also participate in activities and programs to promote school-wide connectedness and student well-being such as Community Day, Peer Counseling, Red Ribbon Week and Yellow Ribbon Week. 
 
California Assembly Bill 2022 requires schools to notify pupils and parents or guardians of pupils of how to initiate access to available pupil mental health services on campus or in the community. Please visit your child's school website for information about where to find parent and student resources and services on campus, and to view how to access pupil mental health services at that school.
 
Many families will begin with their health insurance for mental health needs and referrals. There is further information about Healthy Families and Medi-Cal for Families  as well as Voluntary Student Accident Insurance from Health Services. In addition, the district has created a Community-Based Resource Guide with local services. More information about healthcare for adolescents can be found at http://teenhealthlaw.org/.
 
Below are some further resources:
 
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Awareness and Prevention 
 
 
Community-Based Resource Guide - A tool to provide contact information for specific local and state resources and agencies available to assist students and families.
 
Each Mind Matters - California Mental Health