School-Based Mental Health Service Policies
Providing access to needed mental health support for students is a priority. All students have access to confidential school-based mental health services to ensure students are emotionally and physically safe. A student may make a referral directly to the Titan Wellness Center or go through a teacher, counselor, school psychologist or administrator. School-based mental health services are provided by the Titan Wellness Center at no cost to student and families through community-based agency and university partnerships. To ensure student privacy all Titan Wellness Center services are confidential and maintained separate from educational records and protected under the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA). See below for Privacy Assurances and Client Bill of Rights.
Students over 12 years of age may consent to confidential school-based mental health services WITHOUT parent notification pursuant to California Health and Safety Code Section 124260 when in the best interest of the student.
For more information on applicable California Laws see https://youthlaw.org/