Parent Involvement and Community Outreach Staff
Director of Parent Involvement & Community Outreach: Jose Campos
Jose Campos serves as Director of Parent Involvement and Community Outreach for the Jurupa Unified School District. In this capacity, he works with several non-profits and public agencies coordinating and expanding services throughout the community. These services include mental health, medical access and coverage, early childhood programs, case management services, and various parent engagement and parenting programs. In 2012 he co-founded the Jurupa Valley Collaborative (a 2015 Riverside County Office of Education Models of Academic Excellence and Innovation program) to better coordinate services in school communities and in 2013 was instrumental in opening the school district's first school-based health center operated by Borrego Health. He continues to work towards expanding health and dental services in the area as well as focus on increasing opportunities and education in the school communities. By 2019 access to mental health services for Jurupa students increased 1600% from being scarce to increasing funding for providers and partnering with providers for school-based services as well as launching a master
level intern based program.
Additionally, Jose Campos serves(d) on the following boards:
Riverside First Five Commission: Chair
Jurupa Valley Chamber of Commerce: Past President
Riverside Community Health Foundation: Board Member
Borrego Health: Board Member
Riverside County Behavior Health Commission: Commissioner
Past Board Member, HOPE Collaborative (Child Abuse Prevention Collaborative)
Past advisory board member, Rubidoux Family Resource Center
Jose feels that relationships and systems are necessary to truly impact families and communities and has been recognized for his programs and achievements at the local, county, and state-level including Riverside County Public Health Champion, Riverside County Administrator of the Year, California Golden Bell, and National Kaiser Thriving Schools awardee.
MSW- Family Partner: Jennifer Briseño
Jennifer Briseño is the Social Worker for the Department of Parent Involvement and Community Outreach. She studied at California State University, San Bernardino where she earned her BA in Sociology-Social Service track and received a minor in Ethnic Studies. She continued her education at San Diego State University where she earned her MSW and gained experience in home-visiting and child welfare. She spent time gaining social work practice at San Diego County’s Child Welfare Services and at North County Lifeline’s CSF department, a non-profit organization that provides in-home parenting curriculum to families in the child welfare system. Currently, she oversees our 0-4 programming which includes center-based and in-home programs. Jennifer also functions as the field instructor for Social Work interns within the department and is a member of the First 5 Riverside Advisory Committee.
Liaison Outreach Specialist: Sandra Rodriguez
Sandra Rodriguez serves as the Liaison Outreach Specialist where she coordinates and facilitates parent programs throughout the district and works with Parent Leaders (PALs). She has over 19 years of experience in the Education Field. Sandra has served on ELAC, SSC and the DADS board committees. Sandra Rodriguez holds a BS in Child Development from the University of La Verne. She has lived in Jurupa Valley for 23 years and is passionate about working with the community and supporting parents in their child’s success.
Behavioral Health Therapist II
Crystal Garcia Ruacho is the Behavioral Health Therapist II for Jurupa Unified School District, Behavioral Health Services. Crystal is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), with experience providing psychotherapy services in school, outpatient, and home-based settings. She received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she double majored in Psychology and Latin American and Latino Studies. She then pursued her graduate degree at San Jose State University, where she earned her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) and gained practice working in adult residential substance abuse programs and Santa Clara County Mental Health Outpatient Services. Since then, Crystal has spent time working with children and families through San Bernardino County’s Behavioral Health Department, as well as school-based mental health services with Ontario-Montclair School District. Crystal is currently providing oversight to Jurupa Unified School District’s System of Care (SOC) contracts with Riverside University Health Systems (RUHS). Programs include Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) and Early Periodic Screening Diagnostic Treatment (EPSDT), providing trauma-focused groups for students in the CBIT’s program, as well as psychotherapy/counseling services to eligible students and Jurupa Valley community members. In addition, Crystal provides clinical supervision to JUSD’s pre-licensed associate social workers and marriage and family therapist, as well as oversees and provides field instruction to social work master’s level interns providing mental health services through the Student Assistance Program (SAP).
Behavioral Health Therapist I: Antonia "Eli" Mast
Eli Mast is a teacher and coordinator of various parent-child interaction programs offered by Parent Involvement & Community Outreach from Jurupa Unified School District. She studied at California State University San Bernardino for both her undergrad and graduate degree. Eli has a BA in Human Development, BA in Psychology, and an MS in Clinical Counseling Psychology. Eli began her experience in early childhood education as a teacher for a private preschool and later began teaching State Preschool for Jurupa Unified. While completing her master's program, Eli gained experience in Client-Centered Therapy, Applied Behavioral Analysis, directive play therapy, and Quantitative Psychology. Currently, Eli facilitated our center-based parent involvement programs and coordinates a Home visitation program for families with preschool-aged children.
Behavioral Health Therapist I: Lizet Rios
Lizet Rios is a Behavioral Therapist for the Department of Parent Involvement and Community Outreach. She studied at California State University, San Bernardino where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and received a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies. She continued her education at the University of Southern California where she earned her Master of Social Work degree. Currently, Lizet supports the following programs: Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPDST), Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), Parents as Teachers (PAT) and 2nd year MSW intern field placement.
Behavioral Health Therapist I: Kimberly Vargas
Kimberly Alvarez is a Behavioral Health Therapist I for the Department of Parent Involvement and Community Outreach. She studied at the University of Colorado, Denver where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She continued her education at the University of Southern California where she earned her Master of Social Work degree. Currently, Kimberly supports the following programs: Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPDST), Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), Parents as Teachers (PAT), Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) and 2nd year MSW intern field placement.
School Mental Health Therapist: Yvette Castanon
Yvette Castanon serves as a School Mental Health Therapist for the department. In this role, she provides mental health services and support to our students. Primarily, she supports Glen Avon and Ina Arbuckle Elementary. Yvette holds a Pupil Personnel Service Credential specializing in School Social Work and is a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW). Yvette graduated from La Sierra University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She continued her education at California Baptist University where she earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Over the years, Yvette has worked as a social worker within our community in a variety of settings, providing both long-term and brief interventions. Mental Health is a strong focus for Yvette as it continues to evolve throughout our district.
School Mental Health Therapist: Audriana Santana
Audriana Santana is a School Mental Health Therapist with the department. She is certified as a facilitator for the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITs) program and serves as a parent educator in the Parent as Teachers (PAT) program. She has past experience during her internship serving as a Community Outreach Specialist for the department. During that time she focused on parent and student engagement by attending collaborative meetings, coordinating events, and running the P.A.S.S (Peer Assistance for Student Success) math tutoring program. Audriana studied at California Baptist University for both her undergrad and graduate degrees. She earned a BA in sociology, a BA in psychology and her MSW degree.
School Mental Health Therapist: Samantha Lake
Samantha Lake is a School Mental Health Therapist for the Department of Parent Involvement and Community Outreach. She studied at California State University, San Bernardino where she earned her Bachelor in Arts Degree in Psychology. While earning her BA Samantha gained experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, as a Behavior Technician. She worked with children with Autism for 4 years in their home setting teaching them social skills in collaboration with the families. Samantha continued her post-secondary education at Arizona State University where she earned her Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW). While in her MSW program, Samantha acquired job-related skills as an Intern in school-based mental health services at two local school districts. Currently, in her position as a School Mental Health Therapist, Samantha leads and supports an array of programs within the department either working directly with families and with students in group settings or individual counseling. Samantha works with children ages 0-5 in community-based programs or social skills education, as well as providing direct services to Patriot High School.
School Mental Health Therapist: Melissa Barraza
Melissa Barraza serves as a School Mental Health Therapist for the Department of Parent Involvement and Community Outreach at Jurupa Unified School District. She studied at the University of La Verne where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. Melissa then pursued her master's degree in Social Work (MSW) at the California State University of Fullerton. Melissa is currently a registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW) with the district supporting a variety of programs. Services include providing individual, group, and family mental health therapy to children and families, working as a parent educator, facilitating a variety of early childhood groups, and providing direct support and mental health services to Sunnyslope Elementary.
Outreach Worker: Ofir Adams
Ofir Adams serves as the Outreach Worker for the department where she provides resources and guidance to families that are in need of emergency services such as; food, clothing, shoes, & housing/shelter. She also provides case management to all Behavioral Health referrals that are processed by the department as well as assisting in the 0-4 programs. Ofir has over 10 years of experience in case management from working with AmeriCorps, DPSS LA County, local city governments and non-profit organizations and she holds a BA in Criminal Justice from California State University, San Bernardino. Her years of experience in working with at-risk youth and families has given her the knowledge to understand the community we live in and how best to support them during their time of need.
Translator Clerk-Typist: Morena Diaz
Morena Diaz has served the Jurupa Unified School District for 18 years as a Translator Clerk-Typist. She started at Stone Avenue Elementary where she made a lot of wonderful friends with the teachers, parents, and staff members. Now as a staff member of Parent Involvement and Community Outreach, she translates print media for the department and has been an interpreter for programs like Protecting Our Youth and others. She also coordinates registration for the programs her department provides and oversees the Clothing Closet at the TSSC. Most importantly, Morena finds joy in helping the members of her community by addressing their immediate needs and connecting them with valuable resources.
Outreach Worker: Norma Fenner
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