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Montserrat Gomez

School Social Worker


Welcome to Student Support Services

Our Mission


The Student 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.

These services include:

  • Alternative Education

  • Child Welfare and Attendance

  • Counseling

  • Foster Youth

  • Homeless Education

  • Health Services

Social Worker Interns 2017-2018

social worker interns

(From left to right: Mr. David Diaz, Ms. Alexandra Montano, Ms. Lindy Castillo, Ms. Elizabeth Ruiz, Ms, Beatriz Martinez, Ms. Naomi Gonzalez-Ramirez, Mr. Pablo Ayala)

Counseling Groups at JAMS


Parenting Group: Our School Social Worker and the interns are facilitating a group every Friday at 8:30AM . The group is designed to provide education and support to parents of young teens. Some topics include but are not limited to: Positive discipline, Open communication, Rules and responsibilities, Parenting styles, Supporting children with academics, and Bullying. Suggestions for topics are welcomed. Agencies and organizations will be presenting throughout the year. 




Anti-Bullying/Friendship Group: Interns are leading anti-bullying groups. Students will learn about the different forms of bullying such as verbal, physical, and cyber-bullying plus internet safety. Students will learn safe practices to prevent bullying, and be informed of the appropriate individuals to notify on campus such as counselors or the social worker when bullying is encountered. The group will also cover empathy, problem-solving, and communication skills.



Grief and Loss Support Group: Interns are leading a grief and loss group. Students that have lost a loved one will receive help on how to cope with that loss. Taking applications until January.


grief 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.


group of teens


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