Student Support Services

Greg Mizel, Associate Superintendent
Student Support Services

Lindsay Lerma, Executive Assistant
15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA  92128
(858) 521-2800  Ext. 2832 | Fax:  (858) 485-1501

Two Poway Unified Counselors Named 2021 San Diego County School Counselors of the Year
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The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is proud to announce that Nicole Pablo, Twin Peaks Middle School, and Fran Hjalmarson, Los Peñasquitos Elementary School, have been named the 2021 San Diego County School Counselors of the Year by the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE). The recipients received surprise visits at their schools today and were recognized by their colleagues, family members, and PUSD leadership in front of students and staff. They also each received a $500 check from sponsor North Island Credit Union.

Interview with CBS8 | PUSD Press Release | Times of San Diego Article | SDCOE Article


PUSD Safety Summit Resources

Session 1 - September 21, 2021
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Outpatient Substance Use Treatment PUSD has a comprehensive substance abuse program housed at RBHS and supported by North Inland Teen Recovery Center. They have had amazing success working with our 12 through 18 year old students struggling with substance abuse. Students can be referred through the school’s administration team by Student Self-Referral, Parent Referral, School Referral and/or Attendance and Discipline Referral
SchooLink Partnership with the County of San Diego and Local School Districts to provide County-funded beahvioral health services to students
Session 2 - January 20, 2022
Presentation Recording |  Presentation Slide Deck
Parent Workshop: Supporting Your Children During an Uncertain School Year, with Tips for Managing

February 17, 2022

Presented by San Diego County Office of Education
Anxiety is the most prevalent mental health disorder among children and adolescents, affecting one in four youth over their lifetime. Being physically back in school for the 2021-2022 school year may help some students feel more secure, but for others the anxiety and fear can be overwhelming. It is important for caregivers to know how to help. This one-hour webinar will offer coping strategies, tools and resources to support your children/teens who might be feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious.

February 17, 2022 | 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Flyer (English) - Flyer (Spanish)
Click here to register
Bully Proofing Workshop

February 23, 2022

Presented by San Diego County Office of Education

 
The first line of defense against bullying is to build activities and discussions that create awareness and enhance resiliency. This workshop helps bullyproof children by
implementing the seven C’s of Resiliency. It also shares tips on creating agents of change and addresses bully-banning behaviors on bullyproofing children.
**This webinar will not be recorded, nor will it be offered with Spanish interpretation. 

February 23, 2022 | 9:30 - 10:30 pm
Flyer (English) - Flyer (Spanish)
Click here to register
San Diego County Office of Education Mental Health Resources The SDCOE Student Wellness and School Culture unit has compiled mental health resources for educators, students, and families. The document is organized into three sections: support lines; mental health websites; and mental health handouts and brochures. It includes links to resources in both English and Spanish.
San Diego County Office of Education Virtual Wellness Center This virtual Wellness Center is brought to you by the Student Wellness and School Culture department to support the well-being of staff, students, and parents as well as connect them to calming activities and tools to promote health and wellness. This is a safe space to access support, take a break, rest, and refocus.
Child Mind Institute Find information to help you support children who are struggling with mental health, behavior or learning challenges.
National Alliance of Mental Illness NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.
40 Developmental Assets by The Search Institute Search Institute has identified 40 positive supports and strengths that young people need to succeed. Half of the assets focus on the relationships and opportunities they need in their families, schools, and communities (external assets). The remaining assets focus on the social-emotional strengths, values, and commitments that are nurtured within young people (internal assets).
24/7 Mental Health Supports from Mending Matters
PDF linked here
Emotional Wellness Plan Enligsh Version - PDF linked here
Spanish Version - PDF linked here
Effective School Solutions The U.S Surgeon General's Youth Mental Health Advisory: What Does it Mean for Schol Districts?
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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 ability, 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 Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840, jdayhoff@powayusd.com

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