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Student Support Services
Caine Christensen Director, Student Support ServicesDepartment of Prevention & Intervention
New Location:Fresno Adult School2500 Stanislaus Ave, Fresno, CA 93721 Phone: 559-457-3940, Fax: 559-457-6001 Email:
Student Support Services provides a wide array of Social Emotional Support to students and families in removing barriers that lead to academic achievement and success. Services include social work, substance abuse, and mental health.
Providing culturally sensitive, holistic, and multi-tiered assessments and interventions which engage students, families and the school community to achieve academic and social-emotional success.
Social Emotional Support Specialists (SESS)
Social Emotional Support Specialists (SESS) are assigned to twelve comprehensive middle schools:
They provide a variety of social work services to students and families supporting students' academic and social success. SESS' functions as part of a multidisciplinary team in addressing concerns presented in the school setting. The team may include administrators, school psychologist, school nurse, counselor, teacher, and other school personnel. Professional services provided include:
Social Emotional Support Specialists Address:
Social Emotional Support Specialists Help Students:
Social Emotional Support Specialists Help Families:
Restoring the Learning Environment Counselors (RLE)
RLE Counselors provide specialized cultural prevention and intervention services to the Southeast population that include:
If you would like to speak with a Social Emotional Support Specialist, please contact the school's main office.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Fresno Unified School District contracts and partners with community agencies in providing mental health services and referrals to substance abuse services. At the Hight School SAP Counselors provide social work and counseling services. Referrals to SAP can be generated by:
Various elementary and middle schools offer counseling and mental health services. Please contact the school site to inquire of these programs and services.