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Social Emotional Wellness and Support

CaineChristensen2.jpgStudents and families may experience a time where social and emotional support is warranted.  Fresno Unified School District has an array of services throughout the district that may be suitable for your student and family. Situations where students and families may need support include times of grief, loss, suicidal ideation, abuse, neglect, change of family dynamics and mental health challenges. Trained staff at various school sites can help during these difficult times. Please contact your local school for more information on social and emotional support at their site.

AB 2246

Assembly Bill 2246 is a law signed by the governor on September 26, 2016 addressing suicide prevention. 

  • Requires the governing board or LEA to adopt a policy on pupil suicide prevention that addresses the needs of high risk groups including:

              - Youth bereaved by suicide
              - Youth with disabilities (mental health and substance abuse)
              - Youth experiencing homelessness or in foster care
              - Youth identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning

  • Policy must include:

              - Training that will be provided to teachers in grades 7-12 inclusive
              - How to identify resources at school and in the greater community
              - Information on how and when to refer youth and their families 
              - Must address prevention, intervention, and postvention procedures

Social emotional support at school sites

Support from Academic Counselors, contracted mental health professionals, Restoring the Learning Environment Counselors, Resource Counseling Assistants, School Nurse, School Psychologists, School Social Workers (High School and Project ACCESS) and Social Emotional Support Specialists (Middle School-providing school social work services) can be found at designated school sites.
Provided services include:

      • Crisis intervention
      • Individual/group counseling
      • Referrals to community resources
      • Case management


Fresno Unified School District Resources:

Fresno County Resources:

  • Alliant International University Psychiatric Services: 5130 E. Clinton Way; phone: 253-2277
  • California Psychological Institute (CPI): 1470 W. Herndon Ave, Ste. 300; phone 256-2000
  • Central Valley Indian Health: 2740 Herndon Ave; phone 299-2608/299-2570
  • Comprehensive Youth Services (CYS): 4545 N. West Ave; phone 229-3561
  • Fresno County Behavioral Health-adult services: 4141 E. Kings Canyon Rd; phone 600-9180
  • Fresno County Behavioral Health-children's services: 3133 N. Millbrook Ave; phone 600-8918
  • Fresno County Behavioral Health-Children's Mental Health Crisis: Services are provided by the Children's Crisis Assessment Intervention Resolution Center (CCAIR) 600-6760
  • Fresno Family Counseling Center: 3720 N. First Street; phone 229-3085
  • Uplift Family Services: 1630 E. Shaw Ave #150; phone 248-8550


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