SDUHSD is committed to supporting students 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. More information about healthcare for adolescents can be found at http://teenhealthlaw.org/.
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.
For further mental health supports, SDUHSD partners with Care Solace, an online resource with a live 24X7 concierge line meant to assist individuals in finding local mental health-related programs and counseling services. To use Care Solace, individuals answer ten basic questions in order to receive an extensive list of referrals to applicable care providers. Care Solace takes into account all types of private insurance including Medi-Cal, Medicaid, and Medicare and those that have no insurance. The system also filters by age, gender, zip code and special request. Care Solace is available for use by San Dieguito families at no cost. Please note, this service is an optional resource available by choice. Care Solace does not require a user’s name, address, phone number, or date of birth. All of the information that is entered on their platform is completely confidential and stored securely. If you are interested in seeking counseling-related services at this time, please consider visiting caresolace.com.