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Maureen Scherf

Maureen Scherf

                  A-Ca

            mcscherf@capousd.org

Kathleen Levinson

Kathleen Levinson

                 Ce-F

          kmlevinson@capousd.org

Justin Elenes

Justin Elenes

                  G-Je

           jaelenes@capousd.org

Jenna Jordheim

Jenna Jordheim

                 Ji-Mc

           jljordheim@capousd.org

Elise Butler

Elise Butler

                Me-Pl

            epbutler@capousd.org

Kasey Kessler

Kasey Kessler

                Po-Sm

            kskessler@capousd.org

Lisa Cassarino

Lisa Cassarino

                 Sn-Z

        lmcassarino@capousd.org
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CUSD School Counseling Vision Statement
The Capistrano Unified School District School Counseling Program strives to provide opportunities so that every student will acquire the social-emotional, academic, and career skills to reach their fullest educational potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent, and productive citizens who respect themselves and others.

Counselor's Corner

Welcome to the Counselor Corner!

Welcome to the Counselor Corner!

During the Covid-19 Distance Learning experience,  San Juan Hills counselors are available 5 days a week from 7:30am to 3:00pm to assist students with any social/emotional or academic issues. Discussions between the counselor and students are confidential. Feel free to contact the counselors if you think your child needs counseling. To contact us, please use the link to the right, or email us! We look forward to working with you!
 
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING A MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY AND IT IS AFTER 3PM MONDAY-FRIDAY OR ON THE WEEKEND, PLEASE CALL THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE AT 800-273-8255, CALL OR TEXT SAY SOMETHING AT 844-572-9669, DIAL 911 OR GO TO THE NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM FOR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE. 
 
COUNSELOR RESPONSIBILITIES

COUNSELOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage student course selection and post-secondary plans
  • Academic Difficulties and Interventions
  • Short Term/Crisis Counseling
  • Social-emotional counseling
  • Community Resource Referrals
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Student Study Team (SST) Meeting Coordinator
  • Home Hospital Instruction Coordinator
  • Section 504 Coordinator
  • Freshman at-risk intervention
  • School-wide prevention programs include issues like stress, anxiety, coping skills, signs of suicide
 

CONFIDENTIALITY GUIDELINES

Confidentiality guidelines
COMMUNITY SERVICE RESOURCES

COMMUNITY SERVICE RESOURCES

Please see the attached comprehensive list of community resources covering many areas of need including, but not limited to; CUSD resources, hotlines, shelters, counseling centers, basic needs, and substance abuse assistance.
 
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Calming Room Website Message
This Calming Room is a place for students and families to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings.
 
Disclaimer: The following links are purely for educational purposes and are not intended as psychological interventions or as a substitute for psychological treatment. If you are in need of psychological help you should seek the consultation of a mental health professional.
 
Suicide Hotline (800) 273-8255
National Suicide Hotline brochure
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