Pacific Middle School
22705 24th Ave South Des Moines, WA 98198

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Mental Health & Substance Use

We want students to feel safe and have the support they need to be successful at school. In spring 2019, we piloted a new mental health and substance use screening and intervention program at our middle schools. We are now in our second year of implementation.  

This program helps us identify students’ strengths and needs so that we can connect those who need extra support with services or programs to help them succeed.

Participation is voluntary. Responses are confidential, though parents and legal guardians may review responses.  

This program is in partnership with King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS). It is funded by King County’s Best Starts for Kids initiative. The goal is to reduce adolescent substance use, and support students’ physical, emotional and social well-being. In addition to Highline, this program is being implemented in 13 other school districts in King County.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact

Brittney Westgard
Project Coordinator
Cascade: 206-631-5570
Sylvester: 206-631-6068

Laiza Ortiz
Project Coordinator  
Chinook: 206-631-5752
Pacific: 206-631-5812

Project Coordinator
Glacier:206-631-5312