Welcome to the Cerritos Elementary Wellness and Resources site! We are very appreciative of our students, parents, teachers, and staff for their positivity, flexibility, and resilience during these trying times. We would like to continue to support our students with their social-emotional learning. Throughout this site, you can have access to all the lessons, activities, and helpful resources for students and parents. Thank you and GO TIGERS!!

What is the Wellness Program? 

Social and Emotional Support on Campus

Wellness counselors provide 1:1 support and teach skills to students such as coping, self-awareness, stress-management, social awareness relationship skills, responsible decision-making, and problem-solving.

Drop-In Policy

Students may come in for a 1x session, or if in a crisis, without a consent form. At the end of the session, the counselor and student may determine if additional services are needed. Appointments are not necessary for drop-ins. Students may not be seen without a consent form after the first meeting. Students will notify their teachers if they need to see the counselor during class instruction. 

Drop-in hours: M-F 9 am-3 pm. All individual meetings are held in-person. Students may use the Online Wellness Check-in-form link below to request a 1x session.

Referrals + Consent

Referrals may come from administrators, teachers, parents, and peers. Students may also self-refer to be seen by the MHP. Referrals will be assessed for appropriateness, then services will be offered. Thereafter, a consent form will be sent home to be signed by a parent or legal guardian for continued services.

*Refer to the bottom of the page to read over the consent for school-based counseling. When it is decided that a student is appropriate for counseling the Wellness Team will provide you with a consent form to fill out. 

Higher Levels of Care

If a student is in a crisis and needs additional support (i.e. depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, or homicidal ideation), then a crisis intervention will take place by the crisis intervention team. We may refer students out to community agencies should they need additional services. School-based counseling is not appropriate for students with high needs or family counseling needs. 

*In a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Community Referrals

Students that are identified as needing additional support may be referred to community agencies. Those who have Medi-Cal or do not have any medical insurance can be referred to district partners in the community such as Care Solace (See Care Solace tab). Students with private insurance are advised to access mental health services through their providers.

Additional Areas of Support

-Link students and families to community resources (i.e. food, clothing, school supplies, etc.)

-Informative classroom presentations on various social-emotional learning topics.

-Student Success Team Meetings (SST)


To build a supportive and trusting relationship, discussions in sessions are kept confidential.

Exceptions to confidentiality are as follows:

1. Child abuse must be reported if a counselor or staff member has knowledge or reasonable suspicion of physical abuse, sexual abuse, willful cruelty, or unjustified punishment or injury or neglect to any student under the age of 18.

2. Elder abuse- Any physical, sexual, emotional abuse of anyone over the age of 65.

3. Danger to self or others, suicidal ideation, or homicidal ideation.

Referral Forms

ABCUSD Consent for School-Based Counseling (FILLABLE).pdf