fight developmental & school challenges!  

Take action and learn how to work through these problems

Our Mission

The School Function Program addresses the educational, learning, and mental health needs of children in school or day care.  If your child seems to have speech or language delay, developmental, learning, or behavioral problems which prevent the ability to learn, then the School Function Program will help diagnose the problem and make sure your child receives the help he or she needs. 

Who is eligible?

If your child (ages 3-17) is a current Venice Family Clinic patient and is currently experiencing developmental or school challenges, they may eligible for the School Function Program 

How do I participate?

If you are interested in learning more about the School Function Program and services provided or wish to enroll your child please call our Social Worker.

For more information please contact our
Social Worker

Bobby Verdugo, MSW
ASW #31972
(310) 449-0840

About Bobby Verdugo

Bobby Verdugo, MSW, is a clinical social worker and behavioral health faculty member in the UCLA Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He is also Co-Director of the School Function Program at Venice Family clinic. Mr. Verdugo obtained his Bachelor's in psychology and master's degree in social work at UCLA. Mr. Verdugo has extensive training and experience in providing research based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and Depressive Disorders in adult and pediatric populations. Mr. Verdugo has also conducted various clinical research studies on the nature and treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders in primary care medical settings and has presented and published these findings. As co-director of the School Function Program, Mr. Verdugo works with physicians at Venice Family Clinic identifying pediatric patients at risk for school failure and negative outcomes. Collaborative interventions are implemented in conjunction with local schools and mental health agencies for the purpose of enhancing school functioning and development.