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1 Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) Washington Complex Award 2.21 million per year for four years

2 The SS/HS Initiative A unique collaboration among the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice. Created in 1999 in response to rising concerns about youth violence and school safety. Empowers local communities to create coordinated, comprehensive programs that recognize the complexity of youth violence. 2

3 Why We Need Safe Schools Healthy Students Community and School Needs Assessment Poverty Gangs Teen Pregnancy Drugs and Alcohol Youth in Foster Care Youth on Probation School Safety Graduation Rates Dropout Rates Academic Achievement Mental Health Access to Services 3

4 Vision: Bringing Communities Together for Safety and Wellness 4

5 Those involved in this plan Washington Prep. High and thirteen feeder schools (Parents, Principals, Teachers, Students) Privates Schools School Police Safe Passages Team at Washington Prep. Los Angeles County Departments of Sheriff Human Relations Mental Health Public Health Probation Children and Family Services Agencies Centinela Youth Services Catholic Big Brothers and Sisters Cedars Sinai Psychological Trauma Center Public Works 5

6 Who the Washington Complex serves High School (1) Continuation School (1) Middle Schools (2) Elementary Schools (11) Private Schools...serving over 15,000 students 6

7 Elements to be Addressed by SS/HS Element One: Safe School Environments and Violence Prevention Activities. Element Two: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Activities. Element Three: Student Behavioral, Social, and Emotional Supports. Element Four: Mental Health Services. Element Five: Early Childhood Social and Emotional Learning Programs. 7

8 Element 1 - Safety Second Step Violence Reduction program at each school delivered with fidelity Positive Behavior Support plan at each school School Based Probation Officer Program Conflict Resolution Training - Centinela Youth Services Safe School passage supports - Sheriff, School Police and Safe Passages Team Element 2 - ATOD Motivational Enhancement Therapy delivered by Cedars Sinai Additional resources provided by County Drug and Alcohol programs 8

9 Elements Continued: Element 3 - Behavior and Social Emotional Supports Conflict Resolution - Centinela Youth Services Human Relation Consultant - LA County Human Relations Mentoring - Catholic Big Brothers & Sisters Healthy Start - Like Family Center Element 4 - Mental Health 40 Developmental Assets Title IV programs Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma Grades 6-9 Navigator to help with Probation, Foster Care and students with sever discipline problems obtain mental health services Element 5 - Early Childhood Nursing Home visitation program 9

10 SS/HS Organization Chart Local District 8 Superintendent Law Enforcement Sheriff/LAUSD School Police Public Mental Health Department of Mental Health Juvenile Justice Los Angeless County Department of Mental Health Core Management Team (CMT) Senior Representatives from each of the Mandatory Partners Project Director Advisory Board School/Partner Personnel Service Providers/Recipients Parents/Students/Community Members Local Evaluator Project Staff 8 Wellness Facilitators 1 Foster Care Case Manager 1 Healthy Start Coordinator 1 DMH Navigator 1 Public Health Nurse 2 School Based Probation Officers 1 Public Health Nurse Staff to Implement Human Relations, Conflict Resolution and Mentoring Strategies 10

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12 SS/HS Organization Chart Local District 8 Superintendent Law Enforcement Sheriff/LAUSD School Police Public Mental Health Department of Mental Health Juvenile Justice Los Angeless County Department of Mental Health Core Management Team (CMT) Senior Representatives from each of the Mandatory Partners Project Director Advisory Board School/Partner Personnel Service Providers/Recipients Parents/Students/Community Members Local Evaluator Project Staff 8 Wellness Facilitators 1 Foster Care Case Manager 1 Healthy Start Coordinator 1 DMH Navigator 1 Public Health Nurse 2 School Based Probation Officers 1 Public Health Nurse Staff to Implement Human Relations, Conflict Resolution and Mentoring Strategies 12

13 Benefits to the School & Community We will promote safer, more supportive and successful learning environments for our schools. Grow Safe Passages. More access for services that students and families need and want. Closer team working relationships with the agencies responsible for supporting children and families in the Washington Complex. Increased support for students and families in crisis. More youth development activities. Less conflict among students. Improved achievement, graduation rates and reduced truancy. 13

14 Washington Preparatory Safe School Healthy Students For more information, contact: Jerry O Day, Ph.D 1208 Magnolia Ave Gardena, CA (310) (310)

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