PCOE is proud to offer prevention supports and services that help schools and districts develop systems of support for children and families throughout Placer County. Not only do these services help change the lives of these families, but they also help to transform school environments and cultures that might limit their ability to succeed.
Our educators support staff, students, and parents through services that address the mental wellness of children and adults. We also examine the culture and climate of schools throughout the county, while looking for ways to improve the academic success for all students. The Prevention Services department leads initiatives and provides training and technical support at the local, regional, and state level.
Our goals are accomplished by working in collaboration with various departments such as Professional Development, Career and Technical Education, Alternative Education, Special Education, and more. Families and community partners are also key contributors to our collaboration that's geared towards student success. Take a look at the many different sections below to find out more information about our supports and services.
COVID-19 COMMUNITY MITIGATION
In light of COVID-19 developments, PCOE implemented community mitigation measures to ensure the safety of students and staff. Offices are open to the public by appointment only.
Professional development trainings/workshops, events and gatherings will be moved to online platforms, postponed and/or cancelled through September due to COVID-19 community mitigation measures.
WE OFFER SUPPORT FOR HOMELESSNESS
We know that homelessness is a serious problem in our country. To offer a guiding hand to those homeless, PCOE offers support to these individuals. If you or someone you know is homeless, we offer resources such as transportation, clothing, food, and school supplies. Visit our McKinney-Vento Homeless Education page to learn more.
ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR?
As the new school year is quickly approaching, it's time to make sure your child has the supplies they need to succeed. If you need help with any resources for going back to school, you may qualify for assistance. Contact one of our Prevention Supports and Services representatives today for more information.
When children are sexually abused and exploited, it can have a lasting effect on their emotional and psychological development. Placer County Office of Education offers services to help youths affected by these traumatic events, in addition to providing preventative measures to prevent these situations from happening. Our helpful, caring team is here to help these children live healthy, fulfilling lives.
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Although Calfornia becomes the foster parent of displaced children throughout the state, this doesn't mean that they'll receive the education they deserve. In order to help these children excel in their academic and personal lives, Placer County Office of Education offers the Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program. This program aims to provide resources and assistance for school districts throughout Placer County. We have a team of dedicated professionals that work with these children to help them grow on a personal and academic level.
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Placer County Office of Education offers supports and services to children and youth experiencing homelessness. Whether they need assistance with transportation, clothing, supplies, food, or something else, our dedicated staff is here to offer assistance and guidance to help them succeed both personally and academically. If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness in Placer County, feel free to reach out to us today. We work with 18 school districts throughout the county to help implement the rights and protections brought forth by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
Learn more about Mckinney-Vento Homeless Education
A multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) is an integrated, comprehensive framework that aims to offer students with core instruction, differentiated learning, student-centered learning, and individualized student solutions for their specific needs. This system aims to improve students’ academic, behavioral, and social abilities. Using a data-driven, evidence-based approach, MTSS provides very effective results for students that help them live fulfilling personal and academic lives.
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Placer County Office of Education is proud to provide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports for students at all school districts throughout the county. These services use a critical framework that offers support to schools to create a climate where all students can succeed. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support uses a multi-tiered systems framework to provide a systematic approach to students with various needs. These services are used to create long-lasting behavioral improvements for students throughout Placer County. For more information about these interventions and supports, contact us today.
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In order to achieve a high level of academic success, a student must consistently attend school. When students skip out on going to class, it can have a lasting effect on their personal growth and academic future. The Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) is a panel of community and school representatives that help find solutions to attendance issues throughout Placer County. The SARB works diligently with students and families to solve issues that may be preventing a child from attending school.
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Achieving academic and personal success is made possible with staying healthy mentally. But from personal experiences to mental illnesses, it can be difficult to sustain optimal mental health in order for students to perform at their best. Placer County Office of Education offers a wide variety of different supports and services for those struggling with mental illness, including services aimed at sustaining optimal mental health in their academic and personal lives.
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With the widespread use of tobacco by adults and teens, this drug can easily interfere with a student's ability to learn and grow. However, the use of tobacco among teenagers is sometimes due to a lack of education. Placer County Office of Education offers the Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) program to help teens quit the use of tobacco or prevent them from using it in the first place. Our program offers many resources to help limit tobacco use among teens throughout Placer County, in addition to helping encourage an overall healthier lifestyle.
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Transitioning from school to adulthood can be a difficult task. While juggling new responsibilities can be troubling for many, finding and sustaining a job can also be a tough mountain to climb. When looking for support and resources through this transition in life, Placer County Office of Education is here to help. PCOE offers many programs aimed at helping students transition to adult life with ease. While our main focus is finding employment for these students, we also guide them on the skills needed to be a successful employee, including organizational skills, time management, budgeting, workplace etiquette, and more.
Learn about Youth Employment Services
DOES PCOE OFFER SUPPORT FOR HOMELESSNESS?
Yes. PCOE offers many resources and supports for children and youth experiencing homelessness. Visit our McKinney-Vento Homeless Education page to learn more.
MY CHILD STRUGGLES WITH MENTAL ILLNESS. WHERE CAN I FIND HELP?
PCOE offers a wide variety of support options for those experiencing a mental illness. Visit our Student Mental Wellness page to learn more.
WHAT SUPPORTS DOES PCOE OFFER FOR FOSTER CHILDREN?
PCOE is happy to offer assistance to foster children in need. We provide support with academics, social/emotional assistance, transitioning, vocational help, and counseling supports and interventions. Visit our Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program page to learn more.
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Public Health Resources
Placer County public health resources for you and your children.
In October 2019, Placer County Office of Education honored the 40 Placer County school sites that have been formally acknowledged by the California PBIS Coalition for their implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
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