LAUSD School Mental Health (SMH) supports educators by utilizing a multi-tiered comprehensive approach that is trauma informed and leads to better outcomes for student achievement.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that 35% of children have experienced more than one traumatic event, and over half of all U.S. children have experienced at least one traumatic event. A single traumatic event can cause anger, mood swings, social withdrawal, difficulty with concentration, intrusive thoughts, interrupted sleep and nightmares. These symptoms can impact a student’s ability to function and learn. Together, SMH professionals and staff can help support student’s mental health to increase academic functioning and overall resiliency.
Joel Cisneros, LCSW
333 S. Beaudry Ave. 29th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
P: (213) 241-3841