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Student Support Services

Contact Us

(310) 676-4806

Claudia Godoy

Claudia Godoy, LCSW, PPSC
School Social Worker
Ext. 51222


Our Partners

Children's Bureau

Carson Family Center          460 E. Carson Plaza Drive, Suite 122, Carson, CA 90746

Occupational Therapy Training Program

19401 South Vermont Ave.
Suite A-200, Torrance, CA 90502

Our Mission

The Student Support Services Department provides a strong network of services and support to the students, staff, parents and community of Lawndale Elementary School District. This department oversees a wide range of educational and support programs that provide instruction to our students. Our goal is to advocate for students and families by linking them to an array of services that will open the doors to a better tomorrow.

Individualized Support

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Challenges
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Empowerment
  • Familial Relationships
  • Friendship
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Transitions
  • …and much more!

Parent Workshops

  • Academic Support for Children
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Child Development
  • Effective Communication
  • Emotional Well-being
  • Rules and Responsibilities
  • Parenting Styles
  • Positive Discipline.

Attendance Case Management

LESD interns provide attendance monitoring for students to support daily attendance. Individualized attendance plans are created in collaboration with students and their families.

Support Groups

These examples are from Rogers. Does JAMS have their own support groups?

  • Empowerment: This group supports students with boosting self-confidence and identifying strengths, celebrating diversity, promoting healthy relationships and learning how to make good decisions.

  • Social Skills: This group aims to teach and practice social skills. It also encourages students to foster peer connections and learn emotion management.

  • Relaxation: This group's purpose is to provide a space where students can express their emotions and practice healthy coping strategies, mindfulness and artistic expression. This group is especially important for student students who are experiencing worry, sadness and grief.

Social Opportunities 

These examples are from Rogers. Does JAMS have their own social opps?

  • Lunch Bunch: Students can join their classmates for lunchtime activities every Monday at 12pm. Zoom links are emailed to students every Monday. 

  • PS Arts SAC Lunch Program: Students can enroll to participate in art activities with PS Arts and a social work intern. Art materials are offered to participants.

Counseling Groups at JAMS

Parenting Group:

Designed to provide support to parents of young teens. Some topics include: positive discipline, open communication, rules & responsibilities, parenting styles, supporting children with academics, and bullying.

parenting with love and logic



Grief and Loss Support Group:

Interns are leading a grief and loss group during school lunch time. Students that have lost a loved one will receive help on how to cope with that loss. Taking applications now until January.

Grief and Loss Flyer


Motivation Group:

Designed for our 8th graders in need of increasing Academic Performance. This group focuses on organizational skills, problem solving, and goal setting.

Motivation Group

Level Up:

Designed for helping young girls achieve high self-esteem using expressive arts, such as dance and music.

level up