Miranda Craik obtained her Masters Degree in Social Work from Azusa Pacific University. She is passionate about children's social-emotional well-being, and supporting families during their child's crucial years of development. As a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker she has a history of providing counseling, clinical assessment, and psycho-education services in a variety of setting that include, diversion programs, psychiatric hospitals, elementary after-school programs, and foster care. Her role as the Elementary Resource Counseling Specialist is to provide school based social-emotional and mental health & wellness support. Counseling can help children learn how to identify causes of their distress, develop their skills in expressing emotions, and improve their problem-solving abilities. In addition to providing short-term counseling services for our students, she also offers a continuum of parent supports. Some supports include: parent meetings, coordinating on-site trainings, providing outside counseling referrals, and community resource linkage. She is on-site Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, and can be reached by phone (949) 936-6939 or email MirandaCraik@iusd.org.