Wellness In Schools Program (WISP)

The vision of the Contra Costa County Wellness in Schools Program (WISP) is for all students in the County to access needed behavioral health services and supports in a timely manner.

It is anticipated that Wellness In Schools Program Liaisons will:
  • Establish new partnerships with mental health service providers
  • Improve or develop systems to create sustainable best practices and protocols
  • Share best practices for school-based mental health, through a “Community of Practice” 
  • Improve timely access to, and reduce barriers to accessing, needed services
  • Increase linkages to mental health services for districts
  • Increase training on mental health topics to educators, administrators, parents/families, and students, to improve awareness and understanding of mental health topics, and knowledge of how to navigate services
  • Reduction in negative student outcomes (e.g., chronic sadness, thoughts of suicide, suicide rates, chronic absenteeism, school failure, etc).

 

School-Based Mental Health Collaborative

Cheers to the New School Year!! Here’s to learning, partnership and opportunities!

Please join us in discussions to achieve positive outcomes for our students, staff, parents and community. Register for our School-Based Mental Health Collaborative here. We will follow up with a Zoom link. Our collaborative dates this school year are below. 

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School Based Mental Health Collaborative


CONTACTS

TITLE NAME (click to email) PHONE
WISP Manager Ade Gobir (925) 942-5372
 WISP Administrative Assistant Nalee Sampalan  (925) 942-3307
WISP Liaison, South County Kathy Estrada (925) 942-3472
WISP Liaison, West County Edmund Arnold (925) 942-3341
WISP Liaison, Central County Ana Mead (925) 942-3469
WISP Liaison, East County Ali Cannon (925) 942-3471
WISP Liaison, Homeless & Foster Youth Angelica Lara  (925) 942-5301


The content included here is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  If you or your student are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call 911 immediately. If you're having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline).


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