PUSD promotes the mental health and social emotional well-being of all PUSD students. Our district offers a range of mental health services through our district support staff and community partners. Our trained credentialed school psychologists and counselors support students referred from parents and staff by providing emergency counseling, threat assessment, and crisis management. PUSD partners with Tulare County Mental Health to support students requiring formal treatment and ongoing counseling such as those experiencing mental illness or traumatic experiences. For those struggling with substance abuse, PUSD partners with Recovery Resources to provide individual and group counseling, as well as prevention services through parent education nights.
For students requiring formal treatment and ongoing counseling PUSD staff refer to Porterville Youth Services or our evening counseling with a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist available evenings once a week available at no cost to families.
Suicide Prevention: PUSD has counselors and/or school psychologists available at our schools. They have been trained to assess suicidal ideation and respond appropriately. PUSD is committed to ensuring the safety of our students. Please use our counselors, psychologists and community partners as resources in addition to the following information: