The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) fosters a culture that promotes the health, safety, and well-being of students, staff, and parents. With that being said, all PYLUSD school sites have access to mental health services and professionals. The District's mental health professionals and counselors, work with students, families, staff, and inter-agency partners to assess and support mental health challenges on campus, and work to address possible barriers to student learning. Services may include individual counseling, family counseling, group counseling/skills groups, suicide prevention/intervention services, crisis intervention services, case management/progress monitoring, school social work services, and/or referral to community partners.
Parents/guardians may contact their student’s school site directly (can start with your son/daughter's principal at the school) for an overview of the services provided and to receive more information about the specific type of mental health services and supports provided, how to access these services, or to receive more information about referrals to community agencies and resources, when applicable.
In addition, the District has an agreement with CareSolace, an online resource meant to assist individuals in finding local counseling-related services. To use CareSolace, individuals answer ten basic questions in order to receive an extensive list of referrals to applicable care providers. CareSolace takes into account all types of private insurance, as well as Medi-Cal, Medicaid, and Medicare when generating its list of referrals. If uninsured, CareSolace will also identify nearby care providers that allow individuals to pay out-of-pocket for services. CareSolace is available for use by PYLUSD students, staff, and families at no cost. Please note, this service is an optional resource available by choice and is not mandatory in any way. CareSolace does not require a user’s name, address, phone number, or date of birth. If you are interested in seeking counseling-related services through CareSolace at this time, please visit www.caresolace.com/PYLUSD to begin.
Lastly, you may also directly contact Renee Gray, Executive Director of Special Education/SELPA at (714) 985-8669.