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Behavioral & Social/Emotional Supports


The Imperial County SELPA promotes positive learning environments for all students through supports, interventions, and services that are evidence-based to meet the needs of individual learners. Behavior specialists are available to provide professional development opportunities, as well as consultative services to District staff (administrators/teachers/school psychologists’, speech therapists’, etc.). Technical assistance may be requested from a Behavior Specialist regarding Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and/or Individual Transition Plan (ITP) development. Behavior Specialist services may be requested to guide school district staff, and parents regarding educationally related social-emotional and behavioral/ mental health needs, positive behavioral interventions & supports, Behavior Intervention Plan development, and/or curricular adaptations/ modifications and resources.

SELPA Behavior Specialists

Observation-Screening Request


Abby Martinez

Behavior Specialist
E-mail: abby.martinez@icoe.org
Phone: (760) 312-6490

*Directly serving the following School Districts and their respective school-sites:

  • Central UHSD
  • Heber ESD
  • Imperial USD
  • Seeley USD
  • San Pasqual USD

Louise C. Brenes

Behavioral Specialist II
E-mail: lbrenes@icoe.org
Phone: (760) 312-6444

*Directly serving the following School Districts and their respective school-sites:

  • Calexico USD
  • El Centro ESD
  • Holtville USD
  • Meadows USD

Kim Cantua

Behavioral Specialist II
E-mail: kcantua@icoe.org
Phone: (760) 312-6418

*Directly serving the following School Districts and their respective school-sites:

  • Brawley ESD
  • Brawley UHSD
  • Calipatria USD
  • Magnolia USD
  • McCabe UESD
  • Mulberry ESD
  • Westmorland USD


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California Parent and Youth Helpline

The California Department of Social Services is supporting Parents Anonymous in the launch of the new California Parent and Youth Helpline, which provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  We are requesting your assistance in promoting the helpline by sharing the below information with your contacts and placing the logo on relevant websites: 

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.  For more information, please visit:
https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/