• School-Based Social Work


    PSW services may be funded by individual schools to provide a range of preventive, early intervention, and acute mental health assessments and treatments in group, individual, or family modalities. PSWs support a school-wide foundation of positive discipline, safe climate, academic success, and mental and emotional wellness by helping develop and sustain a caring school environment that promotes problem-solving skills and positive behavior support. School climate is one of the eight priorities required by the state of California to be addressed by district LCAPs, thus further increasing the value of PSW services.

    Services provided by Psychiatric Social Workers include:
     
    TIER I: Universal Services:
    School-wide support aligned with the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
    • E-Resources
    • Partnerships
    • Trauma Informed Videos
    • Mental health consultation
    • Trauma and mental health screening
    • Mental health promotion, awareness and education
    • Violence prevention, problem solving, and empathy skill building curricula
    • Graduate-level student intern training and supervision program
    • Child psychiatry training program
    • Trauma-informed and mental health training for parents, caregivers and 
       school staff
    • Suicide Prevention Training
    • Threat Assessment & Workplace Violence Prevention Training
    • Trauma Sensitive Parenting & Classroom Interventions
     
    TIER II:  Targeted Services
    • Case management and linkage to school and community supports
    • School-site crisis team participation
    • Classroom support aligned with Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports 
      (PBIS) principles
    • Evidence-based group interventions to address trauma, anxiety, depression 
       and oppositional behavior
    • Member of the Student Support and Progress Team (SSPT)
    • Parent education and training
    • Risk assessment and threat management teams
     
    TIER III:  Intensive Services

    • Evidence-based mental health services to address trauma, anxiety, depression 

      and oppositional behavior 

    • Individual, group and family therapy
    • Psychiatric medication support and management Special education services 

      (Educationally Related Mental Health Services)

  • Contact



    Director:

    Pia V. Escudero

    Address:
    333 S. Beaudry Ave. 29th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    P: (213) 241-3841

    Click Here for Referral Forms!

  • School Mental Health Brochure