Student Support Services

If a student is experiencing an emotional or mental health crisis or you have concerns about the imminent safety of a student after school hours or on a weekend, contact the Crisis Response Network and/or 911 for immediate support.

Crisis Response Network: 602-222-9444

Should you believe a student has been harmed or have concerns about a student’s safety, please report to DCS.

Department of Child Safety (DCS), dcs.az.gov

Arizona Child Abuse Hotline: 1-888-SOS-CHILD/ (1-888-767-2445)


STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

We understand that sometimes life can be overwhelming and it can be hard to work through difficult times. That's why the Student Support Services team provides support and guidance to our students who are experiencing challenges that are impacting them at school. These difficulties may be social/emotional, behavioral and/or community needs related in nature.


Student Support Services provides a number of free and confidential services and supports to the school community. Student Support Services personnel encompass many aspects of the high school environment including Social Workers, Student Prevention/ Intervention Specialist, Behavior Intervention Specialist, Student Liaisons, Nurse and Community Liaisons.


We value our relationship with each of you and want to thank you for placing your trust in our team. To schedule an appointment, use the booking link below, email, or call a student support services team member.


For additional resources and community referrals, please visit our Resources and Information link and use the drop down.


We hope you and your loved ones stay healthy and safe. Please take care of yourselves.


Thank, you,

Your TGB Student Support Service Team

What services do Student Support Service provide?

  • Mental health issues

  • Suicidal ideation

  • Abuse or neglect

  • Lack of basic needs/homelessness

  • Pregnancy, teen parent needs

  • Change in academic performance

  • Chronic attendance or tardiness issues

  • Coping or social skills deficits

  • Facilitation of school-home-community communication

  • Student advocacy

  • Community agency referral, monitoring, and collaboration

  • Staff support and/or development

  • Substance Abuse

When should I refer a student to the Student Support Center?

A student should be referred to the Student Support Center when the student shows signs of social and/or emotional difficulties, which are interfering with the student’s success at school. These issues may include:

  • Mental health issues

  • Suicidal ideation

  • Abuse or neglect

  • Lack of basic needs/homelessness

  • Pregnancy, teen parent needs

  • Change in academic performance

  • Chronic attendance or tardiness issues

  • Coping or social skills deficits

  • Facilitation of school-home-community communication

  • Student advocacy

  • Community agency referral, monitoring, and collaboration

  • Staff support and/or development

  • Substance Abuse

How do I make a referral?

Fill out an online referral form that will be sent directly to Student Support Services. Referral Form

Referral forms are also available in the Student Support Center, room 2012. Students can also self-refer using Referral Form or in person in the Student Support Center Room 2012.

As always, if you believe you or your child are having an emergency (includes immediate safety concern such as hinting or talking about suicide, self-harm, abuse, plan to run away, immediate risk of physical violence, severe anxiety or current panic/anxiety attack etc.), please contact:

  • Crisis Line (602) 222-9444

  • Teen Lifeline (602) 248-8336

  • Text “HOME” to 741741

  • Call 911

  • Life Line Chat

  • Text "safe" and your current location (city, state) to 4HELP (44357)

    1. Within seconds, you will receive a message with the closest Safe Place site and phone number for the local youth agency.

    2. For immediate help, reply with “2chat” to text interactively with a trained counselor.

  • There are stationary Safe Place locations across the Valley at Quik Trip convenience stores, libraries, fire departments and local businesses. To find the nearest location, teens can text “Safe” and your address to 44357 or call (602) 841-5799.

Meet the Team

David Kohl, LCSW

Social Worker

602.764.8560

Gisele Rech Howard, LMSW

Social Worker

602.764.8559

Social Workers

School Social Workers aim to help students progress socially, emotionally, and academically. Services may include crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, consulting with parents, teachers, and administrators to develop intervention strategies to enhance student success, collaborating with community agencies and other mental health professionals to coordinate services and participating in multi-disciplinary teams.

Jason Moniz

Behavior Intervention Specialist

602.764.8567

Behavior Intervention Specialist

The Behavioral Interventionist works with students and teachers to address classroom behaviors to help support student success in the classroom.

Kristi Garrison, LCSW

Student Prevention/ Intervention Specialist

602.764.8556

Student Prevention/Intervention Specialist

The Student Prevention Intervention Specialist serves as the Restorative Justice Coordinator for the campus by assisting to resolve conflicts and provide supports to students, staff and families through the use of restorative practices. They also coordinate campus skills-based groups, professional development for teachers, and student prevention/intervention programs.

Blanca Avalos

Community Liaison

602.764.8564

Daniela Rivera

Community Liaison

602.764.8544

Community liaisons

The community liaisons coordinate campus volunteers and provide community resources and referrals, emergency food boxes, and oversees the campus clothing closet. They connect with the community to bring resources on campus to enhance the students’ academic, personal/social development in school.

Ana Pina

Student Liaison

12th grade & 9th

602.764-8608

Norma Lopez

Student Liaison

11th & 9th Q-Z

602.764-8530

Student Liaisons

Student Liaisons track Trevor Browne's attendance data, trends and dropouts. They connect students who need attendance support to support services or district alternative programs. They work with students’ and their families to improve daily attendance.

Attendance TIPS

6 Tips for Parents

¨ Take an active interest in your student’s schoolwork. Know the peers your student associates with. Encourage them to get involved in school by participating in sports and clubs.

¨ Monitor changes and difficulties with family, friendships, teachers, or classrooms. All of these can contribute to reasons why kids start to miss school.

¨ Ask the school office to get you connected to ParentVue to monitor your student’s academic progress, attendance, and discipline.

¨ Make sure your number and address are updated on your student’s profile so the school can keep close communication with you in case of emergencies, academic concerns, absences, and disciplinary issues.

¨ Place your student on an attendance contract if you are concerned about tardies or absences with student liaison.

¨ If you are concerned about your child, request to have parent meetings with your student’s counselor, teachers, administrator, support services, or the student liaison to discuss options.

Irene Vasquez

School Nurse

602.764.8697

Delicia Berzoza

Nurse Assistant

602.764.8697

Nurse

The school nurse records medical history and symptoms, collaborate with team to plan for student care, advocates for health and well-being of students, monitors student health, administers medications and treatments, operates medical equipment, and educates students about management of illnesses.