Counseling » Non-Academic Support

Non-Academic Support

Counselors are available at all times for students with urgent personal/social concerns on an individual basis. We also provide additional programs to help all students.
The Virtual Wellness Center includes activities and resources to support the well-being of students:
In collaboration with our PureEdge partners in social emotional learning and PUSD's Mindful Moment, here are a few Brain Breaks to ease the stress.
  • Breathe
  • Move: Seated Exercises
  • Move: Standing Exercises
  • Rest
All students are enrolled in a homeroom for the four years they attend Westview. The homeroom teacher serves as the point of contact for the student regarding the dissemination of school information. The goal is that the student will develop a connection to the homeroom teacher, providing an adult on campus the student can go to. Contact your student's homeroom teacher via telephone or email.
Mission Statement: To facilitate a partnership of students, parents, teachers, and staff that provides support and caring connections for all students. Our goal is to encourage healthy, productive and resilient character that will enable students to successfully assimilate into adulthood.

Student Services offers:
  • Student Services Offers: 
    • Community Presentations & Education (Vaping, Anxiety, Social/Emotional Wellness)
    • Student Support
      • Brief one-on-one Intervention
      • Support Groups
      • Conflict Resolution & Restorative Practices
      • Youth in Transition Liaison
    • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Education & Intervention Referrals
    • Classroom Lessons and Presentations
    • Clubs & Activities
      • SAVE Club
      • Start with Hello Week
      • Bring Change to Mind
      • No Place for Hate
    • Community Service Coordination (Giving Tree Coordinator)
    • Student Interest Board (job and community service opportunities)
Student Services is located in the Wolverine Center.
Please contact Ms. Dalia at [email protected] or (858) 780-2000 ext 3292 for assistance. For more information, click here.
Identified students will meet once a week to exchange mutual support, often focusing on a shared area of difficulty. Parents, students, or staff members are welcome to request placement in a support group. Contact your student's counselor for more information.
Peer Counselors are enthusiastic and dedicated students looking to make a difference in our school community. Ranging from tutoring different subjects to spreading awareness about issues in everyday life to volunteering for off-campus service projects, we care about the well-being and success of every student around us. Our hope is that we can help everyone on campus and positively reach out to our peers. 

For more information, please visit the Peer Counseling website
The Caring Connections Center (CCC) is a "family resource center" and part of the PUSD Student Support Services Department. The focus of service is for students in grades K-12 who may be experiencing any of the following:
  • Difficult situations at home or in school
  • Depression
  • Continued academic failure
  • Involvement in violence-related offenses
  • Alcohol or other drug related behavior
Families may be referred by school personnel, or may choose to self-refer for assistance. Once referred to the Caring Connections Centers, families participate in a "Family Conference" to discuss school perceptions, goals, family concerns, "stressors", medical issues, and family background.

At the conference, families learn to identify and prioritize their concerns, create an Action Plan, and connect with appropriate school and community resources. The goal of the family conference is to build on family strengths while encouraging self-advocacy and awareness of community services that support student well-being.

The Caring Connections Center services are available to all Poway Unified School District students and families. Contact the Caring Connection Center, a site counselor or administrator for more information.
A wide variety of Parent Education Workshops are offered through PUSD. Please check the Parent Education Course website for class topics and schedules.
A family qualifies for Youth In Transition if a family or student lives in any of the following situations:
  • In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground
  • In a hotel/motel-no paid for by any type of insurance
  • On the Street
  • In an abandoned building, trailer, campsite, or other inadequate accommodations
  • Doubled up with friends or relatives because affordable housing cannot be found - and that doubled up situation puts the family or students sleeping in some type of temporary situation/location
Please access the PUSD Youth In Transition website for more information.
Counselors are available for assistance during a personal, family, or community crisis. Please contact your student's counselor for more information.

Social/Emotional Support -  If you or someone you

know is in need of social/emotional support, reach out

to a trusted adult and/or access one of these resources:

  • Call 911 for immediate concerns
  •  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, dial 988
  •  National Suicide Prevention Line 800-273-TALK (8255)
  •  Text HOME to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor
  •  The Trevor Project 866-488-7386 (crisis intervention for LGBTQ youth)
  •  PUSD Safety Tipline 1-844-PUSD-TIP (1-844-787-3847) 


See it, Hear it, Report it. The PUSD Tipline is monitored by local law enforcement. This tipline is for situations requiring   immediate attention, including any type of physical threat of harm to self or others.   


Additional information is available on the PUSD Suicide Prevention Resources and Supports page.