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School Mental Health

FOCUS Resilience Curriculum (HEALTH Class)

The FOCUS Resilience Curriculum for Children and Teens is a nine module classroom-based intervention providing training in all five FOCUS core skills (i.e., Emotional Regulation, Communication, Goal-Setting, Problem Solving, and Managing Stress Reminders) in a flexible manner that accommodates differences related to school setting, logistics, and demographics.


Gelber Orellana, MSW 

Psychiatric Social Worker, (PSW), Counselor: I am fortunate and delighted to be placed at Huntington Park High School five days from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. As a member of this community, I am committed to assisting and supporting our students, families and staff by making their experiences and journey at HP a fun and memorable one by promoting problem-solving skills, self-confidence and moral character to bounce back from any challenge they might encounter. 

You can reach me at 323.826-2300 ext. 3818 or 



LAUSD School Mental Health (SMH) professionals promote the mental health, well-being and academic achievement of all LAUSD students.


SMH professionals support positive student connections with peers, family, school and community by facilitating student development and the ability to successfully deal with problems, crises, or traumatic experiences. Furthermore, SMH professionals foster resiliency - the ability to bounce back from challenges with a stronger sense of self-confidence and coping capacity - by promoting healthy relationships, self-reflection and problem-solving skills to optimize school success.


Treatment services, practices and approaches are geared for students who experience significant Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral (MEB) Disorders yet with effective treatment and monitoring fare better at home, in schools and in their communities: Evidence Based Mental Health Services-Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(TFCBT) -Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP)-Families Overcoming Under Stress(FOCUS)-Bio-psychosocial Assessments-Individual, Group and Family Therapy-Medication Support and Management-Parent Education & Training-Special Education Services-Educationally Related Mental Health Services-Counseling & Guidance-Psychiatric Support and Re-entry Planning