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
- 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.