The Sequoia Teen Resource Center provides free crisis, individual, and group counseling. Students can self-refer or are referred by parents/guardians, school counselors, teachers or other school staff. A referral form is required to be filled out. Counseling is provided on a voluntary basis. Students are not required to participate.
In collaboration with the Family Resource Center, the Sequoia Teen Resource Center provides parent workshops on topics of interest to parents/guardians. Center staff facilitates or recruits individuals and/or agencies in the community to facilitate workshops.
Youth Development Programs
Our Youth Leadership Programs are all weekly after school or lunch time programs run by the StarVista Youth Development Initiative.
Youth Advisory Board
Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is the student voice for the Center. Each year, Youth Advisory Board members conduct a needs assessment survey to find out what our students feel are the biggest issues on campus and in our community. Based on the needs assessment findings YAB then creates projects and campaigns to address and raise awareness about those issues. Youth Advisory Board members also represent the Sequoia Teen Resource Center on district, city and county committees such as the School District's Wellness Advisory Committee. In addition, Youth Advisory Board members provide outreach for both the Sequoia Teen Resource Center and Sequoia Teen Wellness Center.
Wellness Peer Advocates
Wellness Peer Advocates youth leadership program seeks to empower Sequoia students to take action in supporting the health and wellness of their peers. Members have the opportunity to participate in training and conversations about healthy relationships, mental health, conflict resolution skills, nutrition, and more. The focus of the group is on the whole well-being of students- physical, mental and social emotional. Wellness Peer Advocates will raise awareness and promote wellness. Possible opportunities to mediate conflicts among peers.
Leadership and Resiliency Program (LRP)
The Leadership and Resiliency Program has three main components which all work to help it's members build healthy relationships, expand their personal competencies and goal setting skills. LRP mostly targets 9th graders. The three main components are weekly Resiliency Group, and opportunities to participate in Community Service and Adventure Activity trips. Resiliency Group will happen at lunch and consist of various activities and discussions. Community Service and Adventure Activity trips will take place after school and occasionally on weekends where students will get to assume a positive role in the community and experience opportunities to gain leadership skills.
For more information about the Youth Advisory Board, Wellness Peer Advocates, or Leadership and Resiliency Program (LRP), please contact Veronica Polanco at the Teen Resource Center (650) 367-9780 x60067
For general questions, please contact Judy Romero. You can also send a fax to (650) 839-8988. We look forward to your questions.
Sequoia Teen Resource Center provides opportunities for Marriage and Family Therapy graduate students to do their trainee practicum and post graduates to do their internship at the Center.
MFT Associates and trainees receive weekly individual clinical supervision. The Sequoia Teen Resource Center provides a friendly, safe, team oriented, learning environment. MFT Associates and trainees must be finger printed and have a recent TB test.
For further information, please contact Judy Romero, LMFT at (650) 367-9780 x60065 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.