About the C.A.R.E Center
Counseling, Assistance, Resource & Education (Care Center) is a multi-service mental health center for the Long Beach Polytechnic campus. The Care center supports the academic and student development missions of the Long Beach Unified school district.
The mission of the Care center is to provide programs, services and educational experiences which promote the academic success of Polytechnic students and enhance the quality of campus life.
The Care center has been successful in promoting positive personal growth and self-management for Poly students for sixteen years. The Care centers hours are 9:00am to 1:00pm. Monday to Friday.
Poly students can be referred by teachers, administrators, parents or themselves. The issues range from common teen stressors such as; academic failure, dating, relationships, conflict resolution, low self-esteem and internet bullying to suicidal ideations and sexual harassment/assault. The CARE center also provides group counseling support for anger management, grief and loss, and social skills. The center sees approximately 1500 students annually.
Peer assistance training is a Care center program that provides interested students to learn fundamental counseling skills and techniques which promotes the success of student to student contact and outreach. The class members reflect the racial diversity of Poly's student population, with females making up the majority of the class. Peer counselors are availible every period.