We are contracted with the Mount Shasta Union School District (MSUSD) to provide Social and Emotional Support Services (SESS) to disabled students ages 5 through 22 who have been identified by Special Education Local Planning Areas (SELPA) as requiring a level of support that is beyond the school’s counseling and guidance services and which are necessary to enable the students to benefit from special education.
How it works
The MSUSD contracts with us to provide the classroom support, counseling and guidance services, and a summer wilderness hiking program for selected students. With the exception of the wilderness program, the services are provided at local school classroom settings, and they are fully integrated into the overall educational milieu as designed by the school administrators, psychologists, and teachers.
The services are focused on supporting the student’s progress toward meeting their social and emotional goals as determined by the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team, and as directed by the School Program for: Capacity building training’s and enhanced school-based counseling services. These services include consultation to teachers and staff in the district on how to work with the special needs of foster youth in their schools by demonstration and coaching in assessment of student social/emotional needs, development of trauma-informed and culturally competent behavioral support plans, and intervention skills needed to implement the plan with fidelity.
Service offered in: Redding, Eureka, and Crescent City