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School-based Mental Health Programs


CCOE facilitates school-based student mental health support programs with funding from Calaveras County Behavioral Health Services, Mental Health Services Act.

Breaking Down the Wallshigh school assembly
Breaking Down the Walls is designed to engage every student in a grade or on a campus to create a positive and supportive campus climate. It promotes mental wellness, acceptance, and cohesiveness among students and the community.

Students learn to interact with a cross-section of their peers, and find that they do not live in isolation, but rather within a community that depends on each of its members to thrive. Students work side by side, learn from one another, and become active participants in the positive development of their campus.


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"I saw a huge difference in connection prior to and after the students completing Breaking Down the Walls. It was great to see the students connect both to each other and to staff members. It was an awesome experience and the students come out of it feeling like they were home here at our school." 

-Middle School Administrator 


In Calaveras County, Breaking Down the Walls is implemented campus-wide at high schools and middle schools.

For further information, visit the National Website at


Calaveras Wellness Centers
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The Calaveras Wellness Center's are open on ten school sites. Our mission is to offer a welcoming space to support your child, you, and your family. Calaveras Wellness Center teams will be available to assist students and families with navigation to community resources, to offer a safe place to explore needs/concerns and to improve the overall health and well-being of students.
Calaveras Wellness Centers are the result of a grant award through the California Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) and Mental Health Schools Services Act (MHSSA). The Calaveras Wellness Centers are a collaborative project of:
Calaveras Health and Human Services Agency (CHHSA) - Calaveras Behavioral Health (CBH)
Calaveras Office of Education (CCOE)
Calaveras Unified School District (CUSD)
Mark Twain Union Elementary School District (MTUESD)
Vallecito Union School District (VUSD)
CHHSA contracted with Sierra Child and Family Services (SCFS) to provide year-round wellness supports and services to students and families attending Calaveras County elementary schools.
For further information, visit the Wellness Center website at