SB Unified School District

SB Unified School District
SBUSD has an intentional focus on creating and maintaining positive learning environments that value relationships, equity, and social-emotional growth. We aim to offer early and ongoing support to students and families using the Santa Barbara Unified School-Based Mental Health Services Referral Model. We also offer district virtual wellness resources and opportunities to encourage students, families, and staff to practice self-care in collaboration with community partners. For more information please contact your counselor, Dean (secondary 7th-12th), or Principal (elementary K-6th).
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness
Counseling Services
Therapeutic Specialties
telehealth counseling, bereavement/grief
Youth Treatment Services
support groups
Targeted Youth Populations
LGBTQ+, at-risk youth, foster & adopted youth, undocumented families
Wellness Programs for Youth
education, workshops, groups, communication & relationship skills building, job training & life skills, mentoring, recreational & youth centers, tutoring & academic support, youth leadership development, other
Parent & Caregiver Resources
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes, education & workshops, basic needs & financial assistance
Resource & Referral Support
resource or wellness navigator
Waiting List
Overview of Programs & Services

SBUSD schools and district have a variety of people and services to help support our students and their families.

We have campus-based therapists from CALM (elementary) and FSA (secondary), work with other agencies such as Hospice of SB, and virtual resources provided by both agencies as well as district staff, a district social work and youth outreach workers, as well as a Family Engagement Unit who can help families navigate support for a variety of needs. These include webinars, support groups, wellness sessions, and more.

To navigate school-based counseling services, please reach out to your counselor or Dean (secondary 7th-12th), or Principal (elementary K-6th).

To contact the Family Engagement Unit, please call their hotline open 7 AM to 7 PM at 805-696-2701 or email them at


School-Based Services & Programs
preschool, K-6, junior high, high school
Fee for Services
FREE services.
Santa Barbara-Goleta
720 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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