• Social Emotional Learning / Overview

  • If this is an emergency, please call 911 immediately or take your child to the nearest hospital. 

    Students and Parents/Caretakers: ​If you are concerned about the social-emotional well-being of your child or a peer, please fill out the Online Social-Emotional Support Referral below. ​Referrals are confidential and are forwarded by email to the students’ school site to a support staff representative.

Referral to Student Support Staff

  • HH Referral
  • HW Referral
  • SP Referral
  • EFJ Referral
  • HOC Referral
  • CDS Referral

Social Emotional Support

  • Social-Emotional Resources for Families Available throughout the District

    School-based mental health services are more than just counseling; they range from prevention and skills development to intervention and evaluation, referral, collaboration, consultation, and counseling.

    There are approximately 16 million children diagnosed with a mental disorder such as ADHD, behavior problems, anxiety, or depression–and 38% have experienced more than one type of traumatic event, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Furthermore, societal pressures and environmental factors present challenges in the overall well-being of young people. Students and families may experience a time where social and emotional support is warranted. Hanford Joint Union High School District has services throughout the district offered by trained staff at various school sites that can provide the appropriate supportive services.

    For more information, please contact your student's counselor.

Suicide Prevention

  • HJUHSD is committed to the health and well-being of all students.   The district acknowledges that students learn best when their social and emotional health is tended to.   In addition, protecting the health and well-being of all students is of the utmost importance to our school district. With this in mind, HJUHSD offers a number of services that promote student well-being and support suicide prevention.  These programs range from onsite crisis support, referrals to community counseling and training for students and staff.

    Each school site has trained professional student support teams that work collaboratively with parents to ensure that social and emotional barriers to student learning are identified and addressed. If your student is experiencing distress or needs. 

Tips for Keeping Your Child Safe

  • Know the Warning Signs

    *If you see a warning sign, seek help immediately*​

    • ​Threats or comments about killing themselves such as “I wish I were dead” and “I won’t be around to deal with this much longer.”
    • Increase in risky behavior
    • Aggressive behavior
    • Social withdrawal
    • Saying goodbye to family or friends
    • Giving away prized possessions
    • Dramatic mood swings
    • Talking, writing, posts on social media or thinking about death.
    • *It is important to remember the signs and risk factors listed are generalities. Not all students who contemplate or die by suicide will exhibit these kinds of symptoms AND not all students who exhibit these behaviors are suicidal* 

    What Can I Do To Keep My Child Safe?

    *If you see a warning sign, seek help immediately*

    • Ask: Do not be afraid to talk to your kids about suicide and mental health.
    • Actively listen: “help me understand what life is like for you right now.”
    • Take signs seriously: If you are seeing warning signs and risk factors, respond immediately.
    • Limit access: Restricting access to lethal means, especially access to firearms, prescription drugs, and medications are important in the prevention of youth suicide.
    • Do not leave your child alone: Surround yourself with a support network or friends and family that can step in and help as needed.
    • Reach out: Contact the school or mental health professionals if you are concerned about your child.​


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