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Tuesday, September 8 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Expected and Unexpected Lessons from the Camp Fire

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As the 2018 Camp Fire wiped out the towns of Paradise and Concow, educators evacuated well over 3,000 students to safety. At some schools, 90% of students AND staff lost their homes, neighborhoods, and daily ways of life. The impacts of trauma and loss remain pervasive and deep. Although the presenters had over 70 combined years working in schools, new lessons continue to unfold. In this workshop we will review our multi-tiered approach to disaster response, roles of disaster agencies, and unique lessons for large scale disasters in educational settings (think: leave the intensive trauma training on the shelf).


Roy Applegate

Co-Coordinator Trauma Response and Recovery, Butte County Office of Education
Roy Applegate, Ed.D., is Co-Coordinator of Trauma Response and Recovery for Butte County Office of Education, leading the school-based mental health responses for student and staff in response to the 2018 Camp Fire. He has spent 45 years in public education at K-12 and university... Read More →

Tuesday September 8, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
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