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Mental Wellness Services

Mental Wellness Triage Grant

In 2018, the Mental Wellness Triage Grant (MWTG) was awarded to Tulare County Office of Education (TCOE) in partnership with the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA). The grant is funded by the Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) of the state of California for four years (2018-2022). MWTG is currently providing mental health support to students in grades TK-12 at 24 school districts throughout Tulare County.

Mental Health Student Services Act Grant

In September 2020, the MHSOAC awarded a Mental Health Student Services Act (MHSSA) grant to the Tulare County Office of Education and the Tulare County Department of Mental Health to provide additional mental health services in districts across Tulare County by expanding upon the Triage Grant program. The grant is another four-year grant (2020-2024) and will be used to place Triage Social Workers at an additional 16 school sites in districts across Tulare County.

Dedicated Staff

A dedicated team of triage social workers are assigned to each school site once a week to provide various support, including interim counseling, classroom support, crisis support, SARB, SST support, family outreach, and community linkage. Active in community outreach, we also provide free mental wellness training to parents, teachers, students, and the community. Our Triage Social Workers and Peer Support Specialists have completed training in Mindful Schools Essentials and Fundamentals, and are ready to provide Mindfulness training in the classroom and the community.

MWTG Professional Staff

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • Associate Clinical Social Workers
  • Peer Support Specialists

MHSSA Professional Staff

  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers or Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Associate Clinical Social Workers or Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Peer Support Specialist
  • Grant Coordinator

Menu of Training

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Trauma Informed Practices for Schools (TIPS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Mental Wellness: What is it and how do we foster it?
  • Self-Care for Helpers
  • Strategies for Supporting Students with Mental Health Needs
  • Disengaged Students: What can we do to support them?
  • Absenteeism: What does mental health have to do with it?
  • Bullying
  • Considerations for Effective De-escalation of Challenging Student Behaviors
  • Suicide Prevention - safeTALK, SuicideTALK, ASIST
  • Cultural Awareness and Inclusion