• How to Access Mental Health Treatment

    The District is using telehealth technology to deliver a range of mental health services for students. All students can access this higher level of mental health care by contacting one of our mental health clinics or Wellness Center in your area.

    If you would like to access mental health services, please click the link below and follow instructions on how to submit a referral. 

    Click to Access SMH Clinic/Wellness Center Referrals

    You can also call (213) 241-3840 and request mental health services.

    The list of District clinics and Wellness Centers can be found by clicking the Wellness Centers and Referral Forms link below.

  • Psychological First Aid for Supporting Black Students

    PFA is an evidence-informed approach for assisting children, adolescents, adults, and families in the immediate aftermath of a critical incident, disaster, or terrorism. PFA is designed to reduce the initial distress caused by traumatic events and to foster short and long-term adaptive functioning.

    Racial trauma is defined as the mental and emotional injury caused by race-based traumatic incidents and other forms of violence towards African Americans and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Children and youth may experience race-based traumatic incidents in various ways, including direct impact, indirect exposure, or through media outlets. These guides have been adapted to support students, parents/caregivers, and staff who are continually experiencing discrimination and repeated acts of racial violence and agression that may result in racial trauma.


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  • Contact


    LaKisha Johnson, LCSW, M.A. Ed, PPSC
    E: lakisha.bridgewater@lausd.net

    333 S. Beaudry Ave. 29th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

  • School Mental Health Brochure