WELLNESS ACCESS FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

Do you... need someone who will listen? have questions about your health and body? Need support around healthy relationships? need help connecting to resources in the community?

The Wellness team wishes you safety and good health during this extraordinary time. We are aware that the uncertainty of this global pandemic may lead to feelings of stress and anxiety. We want to assure you that the staff is here for you, including us.

For any medical or mental health emergencies, please contact the following resources immediately:

  • Dial 911 or visit your nearest hospital emergency if you can get there safely​

  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741-741

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

  • StarVista Crisis Hotline: 650-579-0350

  • Trevor Project (for LGBTQ+ youth): 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678-678

FOR STUDENTS:

WE ARE AVAILABLE FOR STUDENT SESSIONS ON SCHOOL DAYS FROM 8:30AM - 3:30PM.

Students can email, call or fill out our google form below to make an appointment with a Wellness Team member. All appointment requests must come through students’ district gmail account to ensure that we are in contact with JUHSD students.

FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS:

Parents or guardians can also schedule a time to meet, as well. Please follow the same plan as above.

THE WELLNESS COUNSELORS' ROLE:

Wellness Counselors support the academic, physical, social and emotional growth of all Jefferson High School students. Wellness Counselors work directly with students who experience difficulties in educational achievement due to social/emotional, adjustment and/or attendance issues. They provide direct clinical and case management services to students and parents, and provide consultation and in- services to school site personnel. Wellness Counselors strive to ensure equity and access for all students.

THE School Social Worker's ROLE:

The School Social Worker will work with and receive referrals from wellness counselors, school counselors and school staff to assist with intensive case management services for students/families who are experiencing homelessness and food insecurity, and/or students who identify as foster youth. The school social worker will also we working closely with the English Language Learning department to provide further services for English Language Learner students/families who are experiencing a higher need for resource and clinical support. The school social worker intends to provide equity and access to education for students at Jefferson by meeting their physiological needs first.

Meet the jhs wellness team

MS. yAMBAO

Wellness Counselor

yyambao@jeffersonunion.net

(650) 550-7839

mS. MARCELA

Wellness Counselor

mardema@jeffersonunion.net

(650) 550-7768

se habla español, fala português

mS. tasha

Social Worker

tmelnick@jeffersonunion.net

(650) 550-7769

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