Mental Health

The Laguna Department of Education promotes the health and well-being of the whole child, including their social, emotional and mental health. 

If you have questions or concerns about your student's well-being, please contact:

Laguna Elementary School -  Roberta Pedro, School Counselor, at 552-9200
Laguna Middle School - Valentina Galvan, School Counselor, at 552-9091

You can also contact Cindy Barton at 505-263-2845, to learn more about how we can help you and your student.

Laguna Elementary and Middle Schools' Social/Emotional Curriculum

Laguna Elementary and Middle Schools use the "Second Step" curriculum to help teach our students social/emotional skills.  Developed by the Committee for Children, this curriculum has been shown to significantly improve social and emotional skills, attitudes, and behavior, as well as academic performance.

These social and emotional learning  concepts provide an extra dimension to our students' education, focusing on techniques to help students:

  • Gain confidence
  • Set goals
  • Make better decisions
  • Communicate well
  • Collaborate with others in work and play
  • Navigate the world more effectively

To learn more about the "Second Step" Curriculum, please contact Cindy Barton at 505-263-2845 or click on this link:

More Parent/Guardian Resources:

Test Taking Tips for Parents.pdf

Pueblo of Laguna Child Abuse and Bullying Laws

Myths About Bullying

Warning Signs that a Child is Being Bullied

What to Do if Your Child is Being Bullied

For more information, please click here to access the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Children's Mental Health Website