Social Emotional Educational Collaborative (SEEC)
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
Under the direction of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) and Contra Costa County Children’s Behavioral Health the Social Emotional Educational Collaborative (SEEC) provides:
- Special education classes with mental health support for elementary, middle and high school students who exhibit serious emotional, behavioral and mental health problems
- Mental health therapy and case management for identified special and regular education students
The intent of the SEEC is to help students learn how to:
- Increase personal resources for coping and creating successful relationships at school, home, and in the community
- Decrease maladaptive symptoms that interfere with functioning
- Develop coping strategies to maintain in the least restrictive setting to meet educational and mental health needs
- Increase independence
- Transition to a less restrictive educational setting
The SEEC emphasizes:
- Academic skills following grade level standards
- Individual learning styles
- Building relationships, family and community partnerships
- Unconditional regard
The teaching process consists of:
- Individualized instruction
- Small group setting
- Elementary: 9 students
- Secondary: 11 students
PROGRAM SERVICES AND STAFF
The services providers collaborate to provide case management, counseling, and other related services based upon the individual education plan (IEP) to assist each student in attaining success. Students and families may have access to a mental health therapist, school psychologist, mental health assistant, special education classroom teacher, special education assistant, milieu coordinator, behavior specialist, speech and language pathologist, adaptive physical education teacher, occupational therapist, transition specialist, Workability I caseworker, and also wraparound services and Parent Project.
Consultation and Collaborative Services
SEEC support staff consult with parents, families, and other professionals, i.e., County Behavioral Health clinicians and supervisors, private therapists, physicians, probation officers and wraparound team facilitators.
- For entrance into all SEEC classes, there is one referral process, the Triage process
- Triage Referrals are made by the IEP team including Psychologists and Assistant Director, Special Education - Mental Health
- Triage Referrals are submitted to the Triage Team in Wing D.
- All SEEC Classes require Educationally Relevant Mental Health Services (ERMHS) assessment and eligibility.
- For site specific school-wide therapist services, each site has a Coordinated Care Team referral process
PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS, LOCATIONS
Over 300 students are currently served in a full continuum of mental health placements throughout MDUSD.
Mental health services are available at all sites and are provided by both school psychologists and our team of itinerant behavioral health specialists as indicated on student IEPs per assessment. In addition, Fred Finch Youth Center offers school based services at the following locations, Bel Air, Meadow Homes, Shore Acres, Wren, Ygnacio Valley Elementary, El Dorado, Oak Grove, Valley View, and Concord High.
Specific sites have programs designed to meet the more intensive instructional and social/emotional needs of our students at the following locations. Enrollment is determined by IEP teams after assessment and consideration of all other less restrictive environments.
Sun Terrace: counseling enriched program (CEP) for general education and special education students. Three classes supported by a school psychologist, part time social worker and behaviorist.
Sunrise: an intensive counseling enriched program for three classrooms provided by School Psychologist and Behavioral Health Specialists I and II.
MIDDLE SCHOOL 6-8
Compass: a counseling enriched program located at Pleasant Hill Middle School with two classrooms supported by a School Psychologist and Behavioral Health Specialist I's and II's. Once counseling enriched program (CEP) class for general education and special education students.
Riverview Middle School:
Counseling for general and special education Riverview Middle School students provided by a Behavioral Health Specialist II.
HIGH SCHOOL 9-12
Conord High SEEC: a counseling enriched program located at Concord High School with two classrooms supported by a School Psychologist and Behavioral Health Specialist I's and II's.
Alliance: a counseling enriched program located at Olympic High School with five classrooms supported by a School Psychologist and Behavioral Health Specialist I's and II’s. Additionally, counseling for general and special education Olympic High students is provided by a Behavioral Health Specialist II.
BASES: a counseling enriched program located at Mt. Diablo High School with three classrooms supported by a School Pysychologist and Behavioral Health Specialist II's.
MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL 8-12
Oliveira: an intensive counseling enriched program located at Glenbrook Academy campus with two classrooms supported by a School Psychologist and Behavioral Health Specialist I's and II's.
The Social Emotional Educational Collaborative with unconditional regard, provides Mt. Diablo Unified students special education and mental health services in the least restrictive setting in order to prepare them to be independent and functioning students and citizens in their local communities.