Murrieta Valley Unified School District

Inspiring every student to think, to learn, to achieve, to care.

(951) 696-1600 ext. 1219 
Located on the Creekside High School Campus
24150 Hayes Avenue, Murrieta
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The Breakthrough Student Assistance Program helps students and their families navigate their way through the school system safely and successfully. Breakthrough welcomes any student, Pre-K through 12th grade, and his/her family in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District. Students and/or parents can self-refer to the program or be referred by concerned administrators, staff members, parents, or friends due to:
  • Individual or family stress
  • School challenges
  • Family changes
  • Attendance concerns
  • Substance abuse concerns
  • Safety concerns
  • Mental health concerns
Our trained staff members take the time to listen carefully to learn about the student's and family's strengths and concerns. Our staff members will then work with the family to develop a plan for success.  We will provide links to resources at our schools, and in the local community. Our mission is to offer confidential services to support academic and personal achievement. We work with One family at a time because every student matters

What to Expect... 

Students referred to the Breakthrough Student Assistance Program will participate in a 90-minute structured Family Conference using the Brief Risk Reduction Interview and Intervention Model (BRRIIM).  BRRIIM is a prevention strategy that is used to assess strengths and concerns.  The Family Conference will:
  • Identify family strengths and how to use them
  • Explore the student's academic and career goals, and social and emotional skills
  • Identify student and family concerns
  • Create a plan of action to foster success for all family members
  • Refer student and family to appropriate school and community resources
  • Provide ongoing support as needed
A family plan is developed from the information collected during the Family Conference. It is developed collaboratively by the Breakthrough counselor, student, and parents/guardians.  This plan includes responsibilities for the student, parents, and Breakthrough team as well as recommendations for additional help.  
REACH: Local resource directory  
Breakthrough is proud to be a founding member of the Temecula-Murrieta Interagency Council.  This group of non-profit agencies meets once every other month during the school year.  Meetings focus on improving awareness of community resources, becoming aware of current trends in the community, and developing new partnerships between council members.  If you are interested in becoming a member of this group, please send an email to  

Assistance Program Key Activities

  • Family Conferences for students in all grades
  • K-12 School Counseling
  • Support for Military Families
  • Support for Foster Youth and Foster Parents
  • School Achievement: Assessment and planning
  • Members District Crisis Team
  • Suicide Intervention
  • Insight 2014/15 Drug/Alcohol Prevention Group

This Breakthrough Family Conference intends to increase school bonding for the student and their parents and emphasizes the concept that there can be 100% support for the student and 100% support for the school system.

We believe in early intervention and prevention.  Our work is intended to support all students and families as they navigate their way through our school system. You will find PowerPoint Presentations made at local, and state conferences below:

Indicated Prevention: Bridging the Gap One Person at a Time (Journal Article describing intervention process)

Directions to Breakthrough Office

Last Modified on November 13, 2015