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.
We thought we’d provide an overview for parents of Wellness operations during distance learning. During lunch, we offer various activities, like journaling, games, mindfulness practice, and more. We are still doing intakes and zoom or phone therapy. Students can access the Wellness Center during regular school hours but we do not pull students from synchronous classes. We can use Academy where a student does not need extra help or has not been tagged. We also meet with students after school. We do not typically meet with students during the early morning hours so as not to take away from sleep. However, for students who are early risers, we will meet with them at their request. Finally, please note that on 9/29 at 5:30 pm, Contra Costa County’s Tobacco Prevention group will present “Vape Pens and Teens: What Our Community Needs to Know”. You can register here.
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