Student Support Services


SIT and FosterEd Programs Outreaching to Students & Families

This month, the Students in Transition Program and the FosterEd program hit the ground running with outreach and training opportunities. Staff educated parents and educators

Our Commitment to Youth Mental Health First Aid

Santa Cruz COE is supporting Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) as one branch of our larger Behavioral Health and Mental Health Initiatives. With one

Social Emotional Learning Across the County

Professional Development at the Districts Suzanne Denham and Shannon McQuaide facilitated a 4-hour professional development around “Creating Cultures of Belonging” on September 1 at San
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College Application Essay Workshop

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education is offering graduating high school seniors an opportunity to help them conceive, write and edit their college essays.
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It’s More Than a Backpack: Stuff the Bus Campaign Gets Rolling

United Way, Santa Cruz COE team up to provide thousands of Santa Cruz County students with essential school supplies As the new school year approaches,

SIT Programs Impact on our Students and Families

The Students In Transitions (SIT) program was able to support 13 different families, including 25 children with over 50 safe nights in a hotel stay

Santa Cruz COE at the 2023 CA Homeless Education Conference

Erika Cortes, our Homeless Project Coordinator, was able to attend the 2023 CA Homeless Education Conference earlier this month. She described it as a refreshing,

Bringing Youth Mental Health First Aid to Santa Cruz County

As part of the Community Resiliency Initiative, Santa Cruz COE is training Santa Cruz County school staff in Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA). This

SLV Students Participate In The Real DUI Court

On April 13th, the COE coordinated the Real DUI Court in Schools Assembly at San Lorenzo Valley High School for 300 juniors and seniors. The

Healing Power of Horses

There is a new non-profit in town, cofounded by Foster Youth Services Coordinator Kim Corneille, that connect system-involved youth (students in foster care and/or Juvenile

Progress in Foster Youth Graduation Rates

FosterEd’s mission is to increase the educational outcomes for students in foster care, and one of the major focus areas over the last few years

Life-Saving Skills for Educators & Students

The California Department of Education, San Diego County Office of Education, and LivingWorks are offering this free 90-minute Online Suicide Prevention Training available to middle