• Crisis Counseling and Intervention Services

    Crisis Counseling and Intervention Services (CCIS), from the Division of Student Health & Human Services, School Mental Health, is dedicated to restoring and maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment for the students and staff of the LA Unified (LAUSD). CCIS staff provides crisis response and recovery services in partnership across multiple LA Unified Departments, the Los Angeles School Police Department, as well as community stakeholders and agencies. 


    Mental Health Evaluation Team

    In the Mental Health Evaluation Teams (MHET), Mental Health Practitioners (MHP) are working in direct partnership with a sworn Los Angeles School Police (LASPD) officer to facilitate in gathering crucial information about suicide/threat risk and establish an action plan for response. The sworn officer assists with determining the elements of the threat and whether they meet the criteria of a criminal threat or criteria pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code 5150/5585 and provide transportation to a designated hospital. Additionally, LASPD personnel can access the criminal background history of an individual, as well as check for weapons. LAUSD SMH personnel can assess the individual, gather relevant educational, familial and social information from school staff, support the school administrator and to access Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LAC DMH) history to triage, assess, and develop an action plan to mitigate risk and disruption to the academic environment.  

    Contact your resident LASPD Officer or LASPD Dispatch (213) 625-6631 if a resident officer is unavailable.



    Case Manangement Team

    The Crisis Counseling Intervention Services (CCIS) Case Management Team (CMT) Mental Health Practitioners will provide case management and follow-up services for  students identified through referral sources including, but not limited to SHHS Student Discipline and Expulsion Support Unit, SHHS Juvenile Hall/Camp Returnee program, Local Districts, Schools and Community Partners (i.e. LAC DMH, LA TARP, etc.).  

    Case management and monitoring services will be considered for students who meet the criteria and are not a manifestation of their disability.  Student cases will be reviewed by the CMT for linkages to services; documentation regarding the disposition of the case will be maintained, in consultation with LD Operations, LD SMH, other relevant departments, and the student’s school of attendance on an on-going basis. Criteria are based on iSTAR, MiSiS and other data reports as they become available.


    Non-LAUSD Referral Partners:

    If you are not an LAUSD employee and, you are interested in making a referral to the Case Management Team, please email LaKisha Bridgewater Johnson, Specialist, at lakisha.bridgewater@lausd.net.


  • Contact

    Interim Director:

    Rowena Lagrosa 

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

    Click Here for Referral Forms!

  • School Mental Health Brochure