Under the Department of Mental Health & Wellness, the IUSD Family Counseling Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to mental health and support and wellness for children, adolescents, and their families. The services that we offer are:
Mental Health Services
Here at the IFCC we offer short-term, evidence-based mental health services provided by licensed mental health therapists for IUSD K-12 students and families. We aim to provide effective and individualized support for our clients dealing with mental health concerns in an intimate and confidential setting where we can foster connection, trust, and growth. Our services include intake appointments to further assess and determine the best support services that the IFCC can provide.
Call us today for a phone consultation (949) 936-8775.
The IUSD Family Counseling Center hosts enrichment workshops that are offered to IUSD students, parents, and caregivers. These workshops will target a variety of skills that aim to improve communication, parenting strategies, increase coping and resilience.
For more information on upcoming enrichment workshops contact Christine Guerrero.
Parent enrichment workshop recordings
Click on the links below to view PowerPoint Presentations and Parent Workshop Recordings.
Resiliency/College Application (May 2023) PowerPoint Presentation
One page quick guide reference: Resiliency/College Application (PDF)
This 50-minute presentation is part of an IUSD workshop series. The presentation will include the following topics: preparing for college application season, how to find the perfect college fit, and the stressors associated with all of the college decisions.
School Avoidance (January 2023) PowerPoint Presentation
One page quick guide reference: School Avoidance (PDF)
This 40-minute presentation is part of an IUSD workshop series delivered throughout the spring. The presentation will include the following topics: trends of school avoidance, the short term and long-term effects of school avoidance, resources to support you and your student, and so much more.
Stress and the Teen Brain (February 2023) PowerPoint Presentation
One page quick guide reference: Stress and the Teen Brain (PDF)
This 40-minute presentation is part of an IUSD workshop series delivered throughout the spring. The presentation will include the following topics: symptoms of stress, identifying high stress times for teens, how the school can support your student, and so much more.
Digital Health/Screen Time (March 2023) PowerPoint Presentation
One page quick guide reference: Digital Health/Screen Time (PDF)
This 40 minute presentation is part of an IUSD workshop series delivered through the spring. The presentation will include the following topics: exploring digital health, digital citizenship, and encouraging healthy relationships with technology.
Effective Communication (April 2023) PowerPoint Presentation
One page quick guide reference: Effective Communication (PDF)
This 40 minute presentation is part of an IUSD workshop series. The presentation will include the following topics: developmental factors for teens, communication barriers for students, physical/mental/social changes & generational differences in how students communicate with loved ones.
Parent Videos and Resources. These short and engaging video Parent Pep Talks are designed to offer strategies and suggestions for some of the greatest challenges parents are currently facing.
Calm and Connected
In this workshop parents will explore different types of attachment styles, discover strategies to promote a secure attachment and build connections with their child and or teen. Parents/caregivers will also learn that self-compassion is an essential parenting tool to building connections.
Tips to Support Child/Teen Anxiety Workshop
Parenting from the Heart-Tips and strategies to support children and teens with anxiety offers helpful information for parents and caregivers on identifying symptoms of anxiety and developing specific strategies to help a child or teen navigate anxiety with better understanding and hope.
The 3 R's For Resilient Parenting
Resiliency during challenging times is critical now more than ever. This webinar highlights the importance of prioritizing the 3 R’s of Resilient Parenting: Relationships, Routines, and Reassurance offering practical strategies that promotes strong, stable, and supportive relationships.
hoag mental health presentations
Presented by Hoag ASPIRE Intensive Outpatient Program: Teen Mental Health: How To Recognize When Support Is Needed
Just like physical health, the sooner a mental health or emotional concern is identified and addressed, the better the outcome. Educational discussion on teen mental health by Hoag Aspire Intensive Outpatient Program.
Presented by Hoag ASPIRE Intensive Outpatient Program: Gaming, Social Media and Mental Wellness
The World Health Organization recently recognized “gaming disorder” as a diagnosable condition. Excessive gaming and focus on social media can cause psychological effects such as irritability, depression, isolation and anxiety. Explore the impact technology has on adolescent behavior and brain development at this educational discussion presented by Hoag ASPIRE Intensive Outpatient Program. Join Dr. Sina Safahieh, child and adolescent psychiatrist, to learn the signs for concern, differences between normal teen behaviors and potentially harmful ones, and what you can do to help.
CHOC Mental health presentations
Presented by CHOC: How to Navigate COVID-19 Social Anxiety
During COVID-19, children and adolescents experienced a surprising shift in their social relationships. For some youth, adjustment to extended periods of isolation led to self-doubt and a decreased sense of belonging. This presentation will discuss the signs and symptoms of social isolation in children and adolescents. The impact of social isolation on interpersonal relationships and school avoidance will be explored.