Student Support Services

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The Student Support Center (SSC) is staffed by a School Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Interns, Community Based Organizations and works collaboratively with staff at the school site and District office.
 
The SSC 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.
  • 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

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  • Mental health issues
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Abuse or neglect
  • Lack of basic needs/homelessness
  • Pregnancy, teen parent needs
  • Change in academic performance
  • Chronic attendance or tardiness issues
  • Gang affiliations
  • Coping or social skills deficits
  • Facilitation of school-home-community communication
  • Student advocacy
  • Referral, monitoring, collaboration to and with community agencies
  • Staff support and/or development
  • Substance Abuse

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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.

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AARS http://www.aars.org
Alum Rock Counseling Center (ARCC) http://www.alumrockcc.org
Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), Project Plus http://www.aaci.org
New Hope for Youth http://www.newhopeforyouth.org 

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Suicide/Crisis
EMQ Family’s First Crisis Hotline 408-379-3796 http://www.emqff.org
Alum Rock Counseling Center Mobile Crisis Unit 408-294-0579 http://www.alumrockcc.org
 
Abuse/Neglect
Child Protective Services (CPS) 408-279-2071 http://ag.ca.gov/childabuse/pdf/ss_8572.pdf
 
Grief/Death/Dying
Bill Wilson’s Centre for Living with Dying 408-243-0222 http://www.billwilsoncenter.org
 
Emergency Shelter/Food/Clothing for Youth and Families
Bill Wilson Center (Youth & Young Adults) 408-243-0222 http://www.billwilsoncenter.org
EHC Lifebulilders 408-539-2100 http://www.ehclifebuilders.org
Inn Vision 408-292-4286 http://www.innvision.org
Catholic Charities 408-325-5277 http://www.catholicharitiescc.org
Second Harvest Food Bank 1-800-984-3663 http://www.shfb.org
Loaves and Fishes 408-998-1500 http://www.loavesfishes.org/cms/
To Register as Homeless with East Side Union High School District, Contact Rose Ortiz 408-347-5202 ortizr@esuhsd.org
 
Victim of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence or Crime
YWCA of Silicon Valley 
Rape Crisis Line 1-800-572-2782
Rape Crisis Center 408-295-4011 Ext. 200 http://www.ywca-sv.org
Victim Witness Assistance Center 408-295-2656 http://www.svfaces.org/victim-witness.html
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence 
Emergency Hotline 408-279-2962
Non-Emergency 408-501-75540 http://nextdoor.org/
 
 
Substance Use/Abuse
Asian Americans for Community Involvement 408-975-2730 http://www.aaci.org
Asian American Recovery Services 408-271-3900 http://www.aars.org
Alcoholics Anonymous http://aasanjose.org
Al-anon and Alateen http://www.al-anon.alateen.org
LGBTQ
Youth Space 408-343-7940 http://youthspace.org
PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) http://www.pflagsanjose.org
Mental Health Agencies
Medi-Cal County Mental Health Referral Line 1-800-704-0900
Asian Americans for Community Involvement 408-975-2730 http://www.aaci.org
Alum Rock Counseling Center 408-294-0500 http://www.alumrockcc.org
Almaden Valley Counseling Services 408-997-0200 http://www.avcounseling.org
Bill Wilson Center 408-243-0222 http://www.billwilsoncenter.org
Catholic Charities 408-468-0100 http://www.catholicharitiescc.org
Community Solutions 408-225-9163 http://www.communitysolutions.org
EMQ Families First 408-379-3796 http://www.emqff.org
Gardner Family Health 408-918-2600 http://www.gardnerfamilyhealth.org
REACH 1-855-2REACHUS http://www.reach4scc.org
Starlight Community Services 408-284-9000 http://www.starsinc.com/starlight.php
 
Legal Advocacy and Support for Youth in Santa Clara County
Legal Advocates for Children and Youth (LACY) 408-293-4790 http://www.lawfoundation.org/lacyasp
Victim Witness Assistance Center 408-295-2656 http://www.svfaces.org/victim-witness.html
 
Health Insurance 
Medi-Cal http://www.medi-cal.ca.gov
Healthy Kids http://www.scfhp.com
Foothill Community Health Center http://www.sjffcc.org
Kaiser Permanente https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/html/kaiser/index.shtml
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center 408-885-5000 http://www.scvmc.org/Pages/home.aspx