• The new Wellness Center is here!

     

    Acalanes Union High School District is dedicated to improving both academic and mental health outcomes for all students.

     

    Need help or someone to talk to? 

    Call 211 or 

    Text HOPE to 20121

    for 24/7  free and Confidential support 

     

    GRIEF COUNSELING RESOURCES

     

    Contra Costa Crisis Center provides group, couples, family, and individual counseling at their offices in Walnut Creek. Individual counseling is conducted by trained interns which can be one-time or last for months, depending on the needs of each client. Their support groups, include groups for children, teens, parents, survivors after suicide, and those who have lost a loved one in a sudden, violent, or traumatic manner. Groups run eight weeks on and two off all throughout the year. Individuals are welcome to receive both individual and group counseling if they choose.

     

    Hospice of the East Bay offers emotional, spiritual, and grief support for the entire family. Their Bridge Program supports children and teens through art, play, talk and peer support. Families may attend for as long as needed. There is a parent/guardian support group offered at the same time as the child/teen support group. The Bridge meets twice a month throughout the school year. Pre-registration is required.

     

    Wellness at Acalanes High School  

    The Acalanes Wellness Center works in collaboration with the Counseling Department and Health Office to expand existing support services for students. We offer student-centered support and education through mental health counseling, outreach, and consultation to promote well-being and academic success. In addition, we partner with community based organizations by bringing them to our campus to support the specific Wellness needs of our students.  

     

    What is offered through the Wellness Center?

     

    We offer a variety of services including but not limited to the following: 

    • Health Education 
    • Parent/Guardian Education and Consultation 
    • Support and Empowerment Groups 
    • Case Management 
    • Individual Counseling for: 
      • Mental Health 
      • Substance use/abuse
      • Relationships and Friendships 
      • LGBTQI/ Gender Identity Issues 
      • Grief and Loss
      • And more...  

     

    What services are provided for students? 

     

    Students can participate in a variety of services including mental health counseling, nursing services, support groups, referrals to community agenices, self-care skills and more. Wellness services provided to students are free and confidential. 

     

    How do I refer a student to the Wellness Center? 

     

    Teachers can refer students by completing a Wellness Referral or contacting the Wellness Center directly. If you contact the student's School Counselor first, they will let you know if you should complete a Wellness referral. 

     

    Parents/Guardians can refer students by contacting the student's School Counselor or contacting the Wellness Center directly via telephone: (925) 280-3976 or email: ahswellness@auhsdschools.org 

     

    Students can self-refer or refer friends by stopping by the Wellness Center and speaking to Wellness staff direcly. 

  • Why Wellness? 

    Wellness Centers on high school campuses are a powerful investment in the health and academic potential of students. They provide increased early interventions for students experiencing emotional problems that may be impacting their ability to access their learning. Wellness programs have a proven ability to reconnect students back to learning when health and social-emotional barriers are present. 

     

    Hours:

    Monday - Friday

    7:30am to 3:30pm

     

    Location: 

    The Wellness Center is located next to the Counseling Department, behind the College and Career Center. 

     

    Contact Wellness:

    Tel: (925) 280-3970

    ahswellness@auhsdschools.org 

     

    Wellness Coordinator:

    Eryn Reeder, LCSW

    ext 7150

     

    Wellness Intake Specialist:

    Casey Sasner 

    ext 7136

     

    School Nurse:

    Dvora Citron, RN, MS 

    ext 7128 

    School Nurse Website

     

     

     

     

    Follow us on Instagram

    @acalaneswellness