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Student Support Center Staff Contact Information

Leah Cohen, MSW, PPSC  

School Social Worker

Phone: 1.408.928.9582

cohenl@esuhsd.org

 

Jennifer Gutierrez, MSW, PPSC

ED Social Worker

Phone:  408- 928-9554

gutierrezj@esuhsd.org

 

Foothill Community Clinic

Christine Tronge, LCSW

Phone: 408-928-9937

Hotlines

Chat4Teens  - Instant Help through Instant Messaging www.chat4teens.org

Youth Crisis Text Line - Text "listen" to 741-741

Suicide & Crisis Hotline 1-855-278-4204

Parental Stress 24-hour Help 1-408-279-8228

Student Support Center

How do I make a referral?

Fill out an online referral form http://forms.doc-tracking.com/48252/226260/1009 that will be sent directly to the School Social Worker.  

Referral forms are also available in the Student Support Center, located in D05.  

Students can self-refer either online or in person.

Mission of the SSSP

“Increase academic success by providing students and families with educational, personal and social support in a safe learning environment.”

Student Support Services Program (SSSP)

updated 08.29.17

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

Issues that May Prompt a Student Support Center Referral:

  • 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

When should I refer a student to the Student Support Center?

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.

Agencies on Site

Other Community Resources

Abuse/Neglect

Grief/Death/Dying

Emergency Shelter/Food/Clothing for Youth and Families

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

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence

Substance Use/Abuse

LGBTQ

Mental Health Agencies

Legal Advocacy and Support for Youth in Santa Clara County

Health Insurance