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Socio Emotional Counselor

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This page is designed to serve as a guide to various supports and resources available to students and parents at Watsonville High School.

**Esta página esta designada para recibir información de diferentes ayudas y recursos para alumnos y padres en la escuela de Watsonville High School. Todo está escrito en inglés pero si ocupa más detalles haga "click" en el área de interés para más detalles. Hay números de teléfono donde puede hablar y recibir ayuda en español. Si usted tiene más preguntas por favor llame a la escuela.

On this page you will find information on the following:

  • Healthy Start Referral Process- which is a great way to help us in identifying students who could benefit from further support
  • District and community resources available to students and families
  • Parents As Partners- a workshop series for parents and students to join together in strengthening parent-child relationships
  • Resources pertaining to supporting students and their well-being
  • Awareness on important topics and events
  • Contact information for Socio-Emotional Counselor, Daisy Nunez

District and Community Resources (Recursos del distrito y de la comunidad)

Important #'s to know:

Child Protective Services (Proteccion de Niños): (831) 454-2273 or toll free at 1-877-505-3299 available 24-hours a day.

Santa Cruz County Behavioral Health (salud mental) : (831) 454-4170, 1400 Emeline Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Student Services- Pajaro Valley Unified School District (servicios estudiantiles): (831) 786-2390294 Green Valley Road, Third Floor,Watsonville, CA  95076

Socio-Emotional Counselor can assist in connecting students and families with the following resources:

  • Healthy Start-PVUSD (Programa Comienzo Saludable)
    • Help to link families to after school programs, medical/dental services, immunization and physical exam appointments, and counseling services.
    • Assistance with County/State Human Resources forms
    • Enrollment assistance in Cal Fresh
    • Assistance with housing applications
    • Students in Transition Program- A program that helps children, youth, Foster and families in transition that find themselves homeless
  • Pajaro Valley Prevention Student Assistance (PVPSA) (Servicios de consejeria)
    • PVPSA provides services to students, families, and staff of the Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) and the local communities (individual, family, group counseling services and case management)
    • Available to both medi-cal and non medi-cal students
  • Encompass Counseling Services (Servicios de consejeria)
    • Youth Services offers a broad spectrum of services that help heal and nurture the mental and social well-being of children, youth and families. In collaboration with other non-profits, courts, schools, funders and families, we support the vitality of our community and its future.
    • Available to students with medi-cal. Encompass also offers a sliding scale rate.
  • Santa Cruz County Children's Mental Health (Servicios de consejeria)
    • Serves eligible youth who are at risk for out of home placement with serious emotional disturbances. The goals of service are to help families achieve positive outcomes, reduce out of home placements, maintain family and foster care stability, and decrease the return to Juvenile Hall, psychiatric hospitalization, and out of home placement.
  • Hospice of Santa Cruz County (Servicios de consejeria y servicios para pacientes terminales)
    • ​Hospice provides counseling and grief support to individuals and families. Bilingual counseling services are available. 
  • Salud Para La Gente (Clinica)
    • ​Low cost health care clinic; services include: eye care, medical care, women's health care, pregnancy care, family planning, etc. Accepts Medi-cal, Healthy Kids, Covered California & most private insurance. 
  • Police Activities League
    • The Police Activities League is a youth crime prevention program that relies on educational, athletic, and other recreational activities to cement a bond among police officers, recreation leaders, youth and their parents.

Daisy Nunez
Socio-Emotional Counselor WHS