Learning Support Services

Caring Connections Counseling

Office - (858) 668-4084   FAX - (858) 679-2729
13626 Twin Peaks Rd, Bldg #300
Poway, CA 92064

Program Brochure: English | Program Brochure: Spanish

Caring Connections Counseling is housed in the Caring Connections Center as part of Learning Support Services for the Poway Unified School District.  The focus of service is for students in grades K-12 who may be experiencing any of the following: difficult situations at home or in school, depression, continued academic failure, involvement in violence-related offenses, alcohol or other drug related behavior. Families may be referred by school personnel, or may choose to self-refer for assistance.

Once referred to Caring Connections Counseling, families participate in a “Family Conference” to discuss school perceptions, goals, family concerns, “stressors”, medical issues, and family background. At the conference, families learn to identify and prioritize their concerns, create an Action Plan, and connect with appropriate school and community resources. The goal of the family conference is to build on family strengths while encouraging self-advocacy and awareness of community services that support student wellbeing.

The Action Plan is then shared with the school site and counselors follow up with the family in about two weeks to assess their progress on the Action Plan.


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The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, jjimenez@powayusd.com. For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator/ 504 Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840, jdayhoff@powayusd.com

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POWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT | 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128 | (858) 521-2800