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Resources

Ventura County Crisis Line
(866) 998.2243

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-8255

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741

SVUSD School Counselors and Mental Health Resources

NAMI Helpline
(800) 950-6264

Runaway Hotline
(800) 786-2929

Trevor Project
(866) 488-7386

SOCIAL WORKERS

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What Do School Social Workers Do?

School social workers are an integral link between school, home, and community in helping students achieve academic success. They work directly with school administrations as well as students and families, providing leadership in forming school discipline policies, mental health intervention, crisis management, and support services.

As part of an interdisciplinary team to help students succeed, school social workers also facilitate community involvement in the schools while advocating for student success. - NASW

Essential Functions

  • Provide Support for Individual Students assessing home, school, personal, and community factors that may affect a student’s learning.
  • Provide short-term, goal-oriented individual mental health interventions.
  • Collaborate with school staff and student support services to develop and implement student attendance improvement strategies that include family involvement.
  • Develop and provide training to school community on social emotional factors that impact student’s learning.
  • Facilitate mental health support group for students.
  • Coordinate and participate in multi disciplinary team meetings.
  • Provide support services to the students and community to improve outcomes within SVUSD.

Meet Our Social Workers

Serena Nguyen

Serena Nguyen
LCSW, PPSC

Social Worker
(805) 306-4500 Ext. 4314