Mission: The Safe & Healthy Schools Department's mission is to provide services to all stakeholders by cultivating meaningful partnerships and building capacity to ensure healthy and equitable outcomes for student success though data-driven Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).
Suicide Prevention & Crisis
Emotionally or mentally distressed residents in Santa Clara County now have free access to 24/7, confidential, text-based crisis counseling services, through a partnership between the Suicide Prevention Program and Crisis Text Line, Inc.
To receive support from trained Crisis Text Line counselors, county residents can text the word RENEW to 741741.
SUICIDE AND CRISIS HOTLINE 24/7:
Student wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Maintaining an optimal level of wellness includes enhancing emotional, mental, spiritual, environmental, social and physical components of life, in order to achieve one’s individual potential.
Factors in a school environment can positively influence the health of student and improve academic achievement. These factors include, but are not limited to, access to healthy foods and opportunities to stay physically active.
CSE Network Presentation in PDF
ACLU California Presentation in PDF
List of Participating Locations for
Free Meals for Breakfast and Lunch
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS)PBIS is a decision-making framework that guides selection, integration and implementation of the best evidence-based behavioral practices for improving important behavior outcomes for all students.
School Climate refers to the quality and character of school life. School climate is based on patterns of students, parents and school personnel’s experience of school life and reflects norms, goals, values, interpersonal relationships, teaching and learning practices, and organizational structures.
In Santa Clara County, MTSS embodies the following core components:
T.U.P.E. (Tobacco Use Prevention Education)
The Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program (FYSCP) & Homeless Youth Education Services (HYES) provide services to children and youth in foster care and homeless situations. Services are designed to address their vital educational needs. FYSCP & HYES offer assistance and training to school districts, and community stakeholders, regarding the various educational laws that protect the rights of both foster and homeless youth.
Letter from Dr. Dewan Open Dialogue About Safe and Healthy RelationshipsSexual assault is wrong and we all have a role to play in ensuring that everyone in our community is happy and safe.
FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness eBrief
Local school wellness policies and requirements guide local educational agencies or school district’s efforts to create supportive school nutrition and physical activity environments for all students.