Whittier Union: Expands Social Emotional Learning Services In 2022-23 School Year

Guided by the District’s multi-tiered SEL Pyramid, Whittier Union aims to have services available for all students, whether they need someone to talk to or need crisis intervention and referral services. Students are supported by an SEL Collaborative of student well-being liaisons, student well-being interns, counselors, psychologists and school social workers.

Student surveys – conducted through a partnership with Panorama Education – identify areas of concern that can be addressed at the school site level, as well as identify which students are in need of supportive relationships with caring adults.

“For students who have identified mental health needs, we have the ability to address those needs in different ways,” Director of Student Support Services Amy Larson said. “This is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Some people want someone to talk to, others just need a space where they can relax.”

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