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Student Support Services

Coordinator
Contact Trisha Graves  Trisha Graves Student Support Services Director ASW PPSC

Student Support Services (SSS) Referral Form

Please use this link to submit a referral for a student, or visit this site. Referrals are prioritized by urgency and need.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: If a student is in imminent danger or risk of harming themselves or others, DO NOT submit a referral. If during school hours, find an administrator or other adult right away, or contact an administrator at (408) 347-7174. If after school hours, contact 911 or EMQ Mobile Crisis Unit at (408) 379-9085.

Student Support Services Program (SSSP)

Mission of the SSSP

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

Welcome to Evergreen Valley High School’s Student Support Center.

Student Support Services (SSS) 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.  

SSS 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 Services 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 Student Support Services?

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.

How do I make a referral?

Click here to submit a referral. Referrals are prioritized by urgency. Other referrals may be waitlisted. Referrals can also be made in person with a walk-in form located at the Student Support Services office, located in Building D, Office D108.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If a student is in imminent danger or risk of harming themselves or others, DO NOT submit a referral. If during school hours, find an administrator or other adult right away, or contact an administrator at (408) 347-7174. If after school hours, contact 911 or Uplift Mobile Crisis Unit at (408) 379-9085.

Student Support Services Staff Contact Information 

Trisha Graves, ASW, PPSC
School Social Worker
Student Support Services Coordinator
Phone: (408) 347-7102
Email: gravest@esuhsd.org

Agencies on Site

  • Alum Rock Counseling Center - Mobile Crisis Response and Counseling

http://www.alumrockcc.org/index.php?id=100

For more information: (408) 240-0070

Other Community Resources

Abuse/Neglect

Grief/Death/Dying

Victim of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence or Crime

YWCA of Silicon Valley

Victim Witness Assistance Center 408-295-2656 http://www.svfaces.org/victim-witness.html

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

Useful Links

Articles on Stress

"Stress is making our children ill: Here is what we can do about it" http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/Stress-is-making-our-children-ill-here-is-what-10831007.php

"Want to Get Into College? Learn to Fail." http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/02/01/19perez_ep.h31.html

Parenting

66 Positive Things You Should Be Saying to Your Child http://familyguideto.com/around-the-web/66-positive-things-you-should-be-saying-to-your-child/

Professionals Required to Report Suspected Child Abuse

Individuals designated as mandatory reporters typically have frequent contact with children. Such individuals may include:

  • Social workers
  • Teachers and other school personnel
  • Physicians and other health-care workers
  • Mental health professionals
  • Child care providers
  • Medical examiners or coroners
  • Law enforcement officers
How To Report Suspected Child Abuse
  1. Call the Department of Family and Children's Services Child Abuse and Neglect Center at tel. (408)299-2071.
  2. Complete a State of California Suspected Child Abuse Report (SS8572)
  3. Mail the written report (SS8572) within 36 hours of receiving the information concerning the incident to the:

Santa Clara County Department of Family and Children's Services
Child Abuse and Neglect Center
373 West Julian St. - Second Floor
San Jose CA 95110

  • Mandated reporters have immunity from civil or criminal liability as a result of making the report.
  • Failure to report a suspected abuse carries a punishment not to exceed six months in jail or $1000 or both.
  • The identity of all persons who report shall be confidential. No supervisor or administrator may impede or prohibit reporting.