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Tuesday, September 8
 

10:00am PDT

Project Cal-Well Success: Three Component Model to Expand Student Mental Health Awareness and Services
Funded by SAMHSA and led by the California Department of Education, Project Cal-Well implemented programs statewide and in partnership with three LEAs in Southern California from 2014-2019 to improve student mental health and wellness. School-wide interventions reached 70,000 students annually, increased staffing resulted in more students receiving counseling services on campus, and community collaborations let to increased referrals to outside providers for students in need of more intensive interventions. Moreover, Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings reached nearly 6,000 adults, who were then able to recognize and refer students in need of help. As a result of this combination of services, student report in the California Healthy Kids Survey of school connectedness increased and suicide ideation decreased by the end of the grant. This workshop will share our journey, describe lessons learned, and provide resources for replication.


1. Explain successful school-wide strategies to improve school climate and student well-being.

2. Describe specific strategies to increase students’ and school staff’s awareness of mental health and expand access to mental health services.

3. Receive statewide resources and local tips in replicating this model to your school.

Speakers
avatar for Hilva Chan, MSW

Hilva Chan, MSW

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
Hilva Chan, MSW, is an Education Programs Consultant with the California Department of Education. Hilva has managed several federal grants addressing school safety, positive school climate, and student mental health awareness. She is the program director for Project Cal-Well, a federal... Read More →
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Sara Geierstanger, MPH

Evaluator, University of California, San Francisco
Sara Geierstanger, MPH is an Evaluator with the School Health Services Research and Evaluation Team at the University of California, San Francisco. For over two decades she has conducted evaluation research on a variety of community health topics, focusing on school-based health centers... Read More →
avatar for Kendall Fujioka

Kendall Fujioka

School Social Work, School Mental Health, Child Welfare & Attendance, Consultant
Kendall Fujioka, MSW, PPSC is a school social worker with more than five years of experience in school mental health and child welfare & attendance. Kendall is an upcoming law student with the University of Washington School of Law with plans to earn a Juris Doctorate in public service... Read More →



Tuesday September 8, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
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10:00am PDT

Intensive: Monitoring Students' Complete Mental Wellness: Results from the California Student Wellness Study
Results of the UCSB California Student Wellness Study (120,000 Grades 7-12 students) is presented with an emphasis on the status of students’ affective, psychological, and social well-being. Examples highlight innovative schools that are already conducting universal screening/monitoring in support of student’s flourishing development. Objectives: (1)Recall three ways that SEHS-S responses are associated with positive student development. (2) Identify how the SEHS-S complements current school-based mental wellness activities.

Speakers
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Michael Furlong, PhD

Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Research Professor, University of California Santa Barbara
Mike is past Interim Dean and Associate Dean for Research in the UCSB Gevirtz Graduate School of Education. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Education Research Association and a member of the Society for the Study of School Psychology. As the... Read More →



Tuesday September 8, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT

11:00am PDT

Unpacking Anxiety During Chaotic Times
Learning Objectives:
 Identify the most common types of anxiety disorders among youth, the
signs, symptoms and risk factors
 Understanding the complexities of anxiety during the pandemic
 Learn best practice strategies and resources to support our students in
navigating anxiety

Description: Pre-Covid19, anxiety disorders will have affected one in four youth over their lifetime. It is the most prevalent mental health disorder among children and adolescents today. As the world deals with a global pandemic, anxiety has increased. Of the 11,000 11 to 17-year-olds who took a screening on Mental Health America website, 83% screened positive or at-risk for anxiety. This session will unpack the layers of anxiety our youth are currently experiencing and provide easily accessible coping strategies and tools to address anxiety.

Speakers
avatar for Mara Madrigal

Mara Madrigal

Director, San Diego County Office of Education
Mara Madrigal-Weiss is the Director of Student Wellness and Positive School Climate and Foster & Homeless Youth Education Services with the San Diego County Office of Education. Ms. Madrigal-Weiss currently serves as Commissioner on the Mental Health Services and Oversight Commission... Read More →
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Heather Nemour

AB 1808 Lead Program Specialist, San Diego County Office of Education
Heather Nemour is a Program Specialist: Student Wellness & Positive School Climate for the San Diego County Office of Education’s Student Support Services. Ms. Nemour supports the districts and schools across the county and state in suicide prevention, student and staff mental health... Read More →



Tuesday September 8, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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12:30pm PDT

Increasing Mental Health Awareness In School Communities
Participants will acquire strategies for increasing mental health awareness in school communities.  With consideration of barriers including mental health stigma, cultural factors, and limited resources, participants will learn about developing an informative, user friendly webpage; educating staff, students and parents about mental health; and developing referral pathways with outside agencies.  Ideas for supporting mental health awareness during both distance learning and on campus instruction will be provided.    

Speakers
avatar for Liisa Hanninen-Danner

Liisa Hanninen-Danner

School Psychologist, Coordinator Mental Health Awareness, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
As a School Psychologist in the Livermore Unified School District, Dr. Hanninen-Danner coordinates the district's SAMHSA and BJA Mental Health Awareness Training grants and The Kid Connection Program, formerly part of the State Department of Mental Health's Early Mental Health Initiative... Read More →



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

Social-Emotional Supports in Natomas: Where We've Been and Where We Are Going
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Anthony Da Marto

Director, Natomas Unified School District



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

Intensive: Creating a Mindful School: Whole School Implementation
We believe it is possible for all children to learn in school environments that inspire greater awareness, focused attention, and action based on kindness and compassion. Join us as we share how we are guiding and connecting educators on a journey to transform schools from the inside out.

Our approach is unique in that we start with the educator. We train our graduates not only to teach mindfulness to their students, but to embody mindfulness themselves. We offer educators practical skills for self-care, facilitation, and connecting with youth, providing simple, effective mindfulness practices that can be integrated into the school day and adapted for diverse environments.

We will present our model for Whole School Implementation, share best practices in teaching mindfulness to children and teens, and talk about the general state of mindfulness in education and how it relates to school culture and Social Emotional Learning. Participants will leave the session with a greater understanding of mindfulness in education and of the steps they can take in transforming their school into a Mindful School.

Speakers
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Megan Sweet

Director of Training, Mindful Schools
Megan Sweet is an experienced Network Lead with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. She is skilled in Educational Consulting, Lesson Planning, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, and Curriculum Development. She is also a strong entrepreneurship... Read More →



Tuesday September 8, 2020 12:30pm - 2:30pm PDT

2:30pm PDT

Beyond the Mandate: Suicide Prevention and Intervention on a School Campus
While recent mandates require school districts to adopt suicide prevention policies, the current rise in suicide rates amongst teens has brought issues regarding mental health and support to the forefront of issues in education. This session will assist participants in understanding the school team's role in suicide prevention and intervention. Participants will review a protocol for conducting risk assessments and determining appropriate steps in working with the student and family.

Speakers
avatar for Trista Ramirez

Trista Ramirez

Coordinator of Student Mental Health and Support, Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
Dr. Ramirez has worked in Palos Verdes Unified School District for over 20 years. She has served as a school counselor, Associate Principal and Principal, prior to her current position. Her dissertation research focused on mental health of students and she is passionate about all... Read More →



Tuesday September 8, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
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2:30pm PDT

Developing a School Crisis Response Model
The presentation will provide information on developing and implementing a crisis response model for schools. Participants will gain knowledge on evidence based approaches to risk assessment, risk determination, and risk intervention. Participants will identify components of a school crisis response model. Be able to identify evidence based practice guidelines for conducting a risk assessment and how to develop an individualized school crisis intervention/school safety plan.

Speakers
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Carolyn Kleinsmith BSN, RN, PHN

Credentialed School Nurse, Santa Maria Bonita School District
I graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1983. I have been practicing as a Registered Nurse for 36 years. I received a school nurse credential in 2003 from California State University, Fresno and have been practicing as a school... Read More →
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Feliciano Aguilar

School Psychologist, Santa Maria-Bonita School District
Feliciano obtained his B.A. in Psychology and minors in Spanish as well as Chicano/a study from the University of California, Los Angeles. He then attended California State University, Northridge for his M.S. in Counseling and PPS credentials in School Psychology. Feliciano’s interest... Read More →



Tuesday September 8, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
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2:30pm PDT

Trauma Informed Districts, Schools, and Classrooms
This presentation will cover Trauma and its impact on brain development, achievement, attendance and social relationships. This workshop will discuss best practices in creating Trauma-Informed Districts, Trauma-Informed Schools as well as Trauma-Informed Classrooms. Attendants will leave with general knowledge in building a district wide program all the way to managing trauma within the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for April Jones

April Jones

District Marriage and Family Therapist, Hemet Unified
April is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been practicing in the Mental Health field since 2007. She is currently the District Marriage and Family Therapist for Hemet Unified School District. April oversees the Tier 2 and 3 supports, is a trainer of Restorative Practices... Read More →



Tuesday September 8, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
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Wednesday, September 9
 

10:45am PDT

A Place to Belong: Creating Supportive School Culture and Climate for Adolescents with Emotional Challenges
There is an overwhelming need for feasible, grounded, and effective approaches to address the emotional needs of vulnerable youth developing with significant social-emotional and environmental stressors (e.g., economic stress, histories of trauma, immigrant populations, LGBTQ and racially marginalized youth). Traumatic life experiences often disorient an individual by distorting perceptions of the world and creating a profound sense of unsafety. This session will examine the impact of students’ life experiences on their behavior and provide evidence-based strategies to help educators, policy-makers, and community leaders promote more supportive academic environments that help youth manage stress and be emotionally available for learning. Additionally, this session will provide a holistic orientation and discussion of community and school mental health that expands perspectives from a clinically focused model to include focuses on school climate and trauma-informed classrooms as important variables in the microsystems and mesosystems of Urie Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological System’s Theory of youth development. Participants will acquire practical skills for 1) Identifying common emotional challenges associated with life stressors, 2) Identifying common obstacles within school culture for supporting students in need and solutions, and 3) Providing practical strategies providing supportive school and classroom environments.

Speakers
avatar for Kendrea C. Hart, MS, PhD

Kendrea C. Hart, MS, PhD

School Psychologist, Los Angeles Unified School District
Dr. Kendrea C. Hart is an experienced school psychologist and child advocate with two decades of success in promoting programs and policies to strengthen ecological protective factors for children. Dr. Hart has worked with and advocated for children in a variety of settings including... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Livingston

Rachel Livingston

Rachel Livingston served as a principal, college counselor, and teacher in the Los Angeles area for the past two decades, at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She has extensive experience using data analysis and trauma-informed practices to support underrepresented students... Read More →



Wednesday September 9, 2020 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
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10:45am PDT

Making Equity and Mental Health Actionable in Education
The Equitable Child Framework (ECF) was created to assist educators nationally and internationally seeking to develop or refine a comprehensive system to meet the needs of all their students through the lens of equity. ECF is rooted in social ecological model (SEM) and the various interventions and approaches to the strategies are also rooted in empirical evidence from neuroscience, biology, psychology, and educational best practices. A trapezoid is used to symbolize the ECF. The ECF intentionally separates the academic, behavioral, and SEL domains and provides framework in each domain and tier that is rooted evidence based educational techniques and wellness research. Participants will acquire practical skills and strategies to create more equitable approaches in an educational setting. Participants will explore strategies and best practices that can be replicated.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Felipe Mercado, Ed.D, MSW

Dr. Felipe Mercado, Ed.D, MSW

Principal, Washington Unified School District/Wise Souls
Dr. Felipe Mercado has served education in various roles over the last decade such as principal, deputy principal, vice-principal, college professor, counselor, and social worker. He is the founder of Wise Souls. Felipe has earned a Master’s in Social Work and a Doctorate in Education... Read More →


Wednesday September 9, 2020 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
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10:45am PDT

Mental Health Literacy and Student Learning Outcomes: Merging Silos, Systems, and Synchronizing our Language for Student Wellness
Are you a school [instructional] leader who wants to learn about school mental health, or a mental health provider who wants to learn about the contexts of schools and student learning outcomes? Often, the conversations between educators and mental health providers are siloed and separated. This session provides a platform to bridge the conversation so that both perspectives can learn from one another to better support the students they serve. Together we will explore common mental health issues among students (k-16) and their potential effects on learning outcomes; the relationship between socio-emotional development, student learning, and academic success; an introduction to mental health in the classroom and school, including barriers to help-seeking and provision; and how to enhance our role as supportive adults for students with mental health and emotional challenges and strengths.

Speakers
avatar for Leora Wolf-Prusan, EdD

Leora Wolf-Prusan, EdD

School Mental Health Lead, SAMHSA Pacific MHTTC
Leora Wolf-Prusan is the Director of Partnerships & Learning at the Center for AppliedResearch Solutions (CARS) where she supports the agency’s teaching and learning portfolio, serves as the Region 9 School Mental Health field director for the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center... Read More →



Wednesday September 9, 2020 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
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1:30pm PDT

Creating Holistic Trauma-Responsive Schools: Taking a Systems Thinking Approach to Change
The journey to becoming a truly trauma-responsive environment requires deep cultural and systems transformation. There is no checklist or program, this is hard messy work! It requires a paradigm shift in the way we think about school culture and climate, discipline, teaching and learning, staff professional development, budgeting, policy, and so much more. Join me for this dynamic workshop that explores the 'how' of creating trauma-responsive schools through a systems thinking lens. We will identify tangible strategies to make your schools and classrooms trauma-responsive and resiliency focused. This session will focus topics such as 'drivers and barriers to change', 'using a trauma-informed framework to evaluate policy', 'Increasing psychological safety for ALL in the building', 'effective trauma-informed team development', 'how to sustain the momentum', and more. Protective factors that foster resiliency for both students and adults can be cultivated at the school level. Schools that have implemented trauma-informed practices have had significant declines in student illness, absenteeism, and suspension rates. Learn more about this unique model focusing on a holistic approach which addresses the head and the heart in equal measure.

Participants will gain insight into the essential knowledge and skills needed to shepherd their school through holistic trauma-informed change
Participants will gain specific strategies to make their schools and classrooms trauma-responsive and resiliency focused
Participants will learn the most common barriers to cultural change and strategies to overcome them

Speakers
avatar for Lara Kain, MPA

Lara Kain, MPA

Southern California Community Facilitator, ACEsConnection
As the Southern California community facilitator for ACEs Connection, Lara brings her deep understanding of the importance of schools as community drivers for change. Lara is an experienced educator and consultant who speaks nationally on implementing trauma-informed practices in... Read More →



Wednesday September 9, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
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1:30pm PDT

Promoting Self Regulation and Resilience in School: Mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning
Participants will learn evidence based techniques for helping students enhance attentional control, understand their emotions, and increase self-regulation. Promoting these skills will fosters resilience and positive change in students and help them thrive and adapt to the academic and behavioral demands of school and other settings.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Kowalski, Ph.D.

Kurt Kowalski, Ph.D.

Professor of Educational Psychology, California State University San Bernardino and Center for Teacher Innovation, Riverside County Office of Education
Dr. Kowalski is a Professor of Educational Psychology at California State University, San Bernardino, where he teaches psychological foundations in the teacher and counselor preparation programs. His research includes children’s cognitive and social emotional functioning, educational... Read More →



Wednesday September 9, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
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2:30pm PDT

Creating a Wellness Center on Your Campus
Participants will learn how a wellness center can be realized on their campus
Participants will be hear what the specific challenges were and how they were handled
Participants will be able to interact with presenter(s) regarding the making of the center
Information specific to the Hart District Wellness Initiative will be shared from the idea phase through the reality phase.

Speakers
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Nancy Phillips, MSW

School Social Worker--Wellness Center Coordinator, William S. Hart Union HSD
Nancy Phillips has been an advocate for children for over 30 years as a therapist, a teacher, and a school social worker. Currently, Phillips is coordinating The Wildcat Wellness Center on a high school campus. After five years of school social work for the District, Phillips has... Read More →



Wednesday September 9, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
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2:30pm PDT

Growing a Culture of Kindness
In this engaging and informative session participants will dive into the critical topic of school culture and climate. You will learn the difference between these two inter-related topics, how to identify the various aspects of your school culture, and how to measure your climate. You will be provided with ready to use strategies on how to communicate, educate, demonstrate, and evaluate your school's CORE Values and overall culture. In the second half of the presentation you will gain practical processes and tools for integrating Social Emotional Learning into your school culture.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Anderson

Stephen Anderson

Assistant Principal, San Ramon Valley Unified School District
I have been a middle school administrator for 14 years with a total of 23 years in education. I have created and implemented at three different schools a character development program as well as Social Emotional curriculum to accompany, it based off of CASEL's five competencies. One... Read More →



Wednesday September 9, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
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Thursday, September 10
 

10:45am PDT

A Case Study of Establishing Mental Health Referral and Service System in a School District
It is a case study of how a district-wide mental health referral and service infrastructure was built over 3 years and what lessons have been learned. The goal for this initiative was to ensure that all students in our district have access to mental health support regardless of their economic or insurance status. The MH system includes therapeutic counseling, risk assessment for suicide and staff support/development.

Speakers
avatar for Cara Lee, MS

Cara Lee, MS

District Student and Family Services Specialist, Norwalk-La Mirada USD
Cara Lee has been a public educator for 18 years and is experienced in district-wide implementation of various K-12 programs including a 3-year counseling grant project that served as a launch pad to establish an equitable mental health services infrastructure. She continues the... Read More →



Thursday September 10, 2020 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
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10:45am PDT

A Song for You: The Crucial Roles of School Counselors in Suicide Prevention and School Mental Health
Suicide remains the second leading cause of death among youth today. Recent legislation mandated that all public schools take action. Attendees who are willing to dig deep, and possibly get a bit emotional, will learn about the school counselor’s leading role in implementing suicide prevention programs and crisis response services, by exploring current research and best practices. Participants will also gain helpful resources for providing training on suicide prevention.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Loren Dittmar

Dr. Loren Dittmar

Professional School Counselor & Adjunct Professor & CASC Director of Emerging Leaders, Simi Valley High School & California Association of School Counselors
Dr. Loren Dittmar brings over two decades of professional experience, ranging from business to clinical mental health services to school counseling and university teaching. Loren's deep passion for the service he provides to students exudes in his presentations through his engaging... Read More →



Thursday September 10, 2020 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
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10:45am PDT

Mental Health Matters and it Matters in School; Creating Effective Systems to Support Elementary School Student Needs
Schools have the capacity to be change agents in the accessibility of youth mental health services. Research has shown that one in five youth will need support with mental health, but, only about half of these students receive treatment. One way to overcome these barriers is through School-Based Mental Health Support. There is a growing body of research that supports the social-emotional benefits of having school-based mental health supports within schools. Schools with good mental health care have seen reduced office referrals and suspensions alongside encouraging increases in grade performance.
While it’s ideal to be able to provide these supports within schools, there continues to be barriers within schools to provide access to care, especially at the Elementary level. A few common barriers include: weak general education counseling supports, schools that will only provide counseling as an IEP service, a lack of resources/personnel, and low administrator support. In this presentation I plan to showcase the development and implementation of a micro-system of mental health services that has been successful within our schools that can serve all students, within a resource-limited context. Through action-research data collection, this “Wellness Center” system has proven to be effective. In addition, participants will walk away with resources for themselves and teachers, ideas of how to support all student mental health wellbeing, and have opportunities to collaborate with one another.

Speakers
avatar for Cathryn Magielnicki, MA, MA, Ed S

Cathryn Magielnicki, MA, MA, Ed S

School Psychologist, High Tech High Charter Schools
Cathryn has been working within the field of Education since 2009 in various roles: Teacher, Creative Arts Therapist, Researcher, and School Psychologist.She has degrees in Creative Arts Therapy (Russell Sage College), Child Development and School Psychology from Tufts University... Read More →


Thursday September 10, 2020 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
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2:30pm PDT

Embedding Universal Mental Health Screening in PBIS-Driven Wellness Schools
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Meredith Webb, MA

Clinical Services Supervisor, Solano County Office of Education
Meredith is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, providing clinical supervision in Solano County, California. She specializes in providing culturally competent supervision to school based clinicians. Additionally, her areas of interest include addressing experiences of trauma... Read More →


Thursday September 10, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
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2:30pm PDT

Health, Wellness, and Safety 101 for Administrators
How to prepare administrators for health, wellness, and safety issues. Learn how to implement a community school model for increasing resources on campus.

Speakers
avatar for Rose Bomentre, Ed D

Rose Bomentre, Ed D

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Baldy View ROP
29th year in education, teacher/school counselor/ administrator/ LMU visiting assistant professor/ director of student wellness / presently Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services


Thursday September 10, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
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2:30pm PDT

Scaling up Wellness Programs to MTSS: How one District Adopted a Wellness Program Model, Served More Students, and Created the Foundation for MTSS Roll Out District Wide
Learn how NVUSD created a Wellness Program (a team based MTSS process) to increase health and social emotional supports to of middle school students with minimal extra staff. You will learn how to conduct a universal screen, and plan and monitor tiered interventions for students.

Objective 1
Have an increased understanding of the NVUSD Wellness Program model and how it’s used to integrate MTSS district wide.

Objective 2
Understand how Universal Screening and referral systems as well as intervention strategies and supports are organized, coordinated and progress monitored thru a team-based Wellness Program model. And how this lays the foundation for systematic MTSS district wide.

Objective 3
Learn how to create a Wellness Model and MTSS structure at your school site.



Speakers
avatar for Kristin Nelson, LCSW, MPH

Kristin Nelson, LCSW, MPH

Student Engagement Manager, Napa Valley Unified School
Kristin Nelson is a Student Engagement Manager for the Wellness Program Initiative at Napa Valley Unified School District. Kristin holds a Master in Social Welfare and Master in Public Health degrees from UC Berkeley. Using an MTSS/PBIS framework, Kristin has over 10 years of experience... Read More →



Thursday September 10, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
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2:30pm PDT

Triangulated Data and Well-Being Screening
School-based screening must be brief, web-based, and minimize false positives. A model that triangulates data sets is a critical step towards stemming the alarming increase in youth distress. Screening is itself an effective MTSS Tier 1 intervention by increasing mental health literacy. Effective screening flags youth before they need more intensive Tier 2 or 3 services and aggregates data to inform the effectiveness of all MTSS interventions.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Madaus, MSW

Matthew Madaus, MSW

CEO of Child and Youth Well-being, Obviate, Obviate Inc.
Matthew Madaus is a LCSW with over 30 years of experience in the behavioral health field. He has held multiple executive-level positions in child-serving non-profits in California and Massachusetts, with expertise in complex trauma and child welfare. Mr. Madaus has developed numerous... Read More →


Thursday September 10, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
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