Wellness Centers Launch at High School Campuses
With the start of the new school year, our high school campuses also open their doors to brand new Wellness Centers, which will be open every school day between 8:00am-4:00pm to provide social-emotional support and a vast array of mental health services to our high school communities.
Each Wellness Center will be staffed with Wellness Trainees who are graduate students pursuing an advanced degree as a Marriage Family Therapist and/or Social Work. Additionally, supervision of the Wellness Trainees will be provided by Jennifer Mundy, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Ms. Mundy is an Infant Family Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist who has worked with student mental health for the last 10 years and has worked with children and families for the last 25 years.
Supports and Services:
The Wellness Centers are intended to establish a support structure on our high school campuses focused on student’s mental health development and needs. There are various supports and services made available from the Wellness Centers, which include:
Professional Learning with staff
● Mental health 101-the most common challenges for teens
● Coping strategies
● Strategies to support test taking anxiety
● Stress management
● Healthy communication
● Building resiliency
● Boundary setting/self care
● Anxiety-how it affects your brain and what you can do about it
● CVUSD mental health resources
● Identifying and reframing unhealthy thinking
● Request a topic
Drop in support for students needing immediate social emotional support
● Teacher recommended
Proactive ongoing individual counseling sessions to support a student who has an identified mental health risk factor-referral process required.
Proactive ongoing small group counseling sessions to support students who have an identified mental health risk factor- referral process required.
Student workshops on wellness related topics
● Social skills
● Executive functioning skills
● Grief and loss
● Coping Strategies for Anxiety
● Healthy relationships
● Anger management
● Friendship groups
● Conflict resolution
● Empowerment groups
● Art and self-care
● Bullet journaling
Who refers students to wellness mental health services?
Administrators, teachers and counselors can refer students for all wellness services. Students can also self-refer.