Promoting Student Mental Wellness & Improving School Climate
William Jessup University 2121 University Avenue Rocklin, CA 95765

All Sessions Listed Below

Suggested audience is listed for breakout sessions, however, all sessions are open to all attendees.
CEU’s: We expect to offer CEUs for the 2018 conference. They are not available for this year’s conference.

Welcome Address
Gordon Jackson, California Department of Education

Lessons from the Field
Barbara Kronick, California School Based Health Alliance

Plenary Session

Empowered: Using Your Experience to Improve School Climate
Stephanie Hartselle, Brown University

Morning Keynote Speaker

Legislative Update 
Brad Strong, Children Now

Legislation and policies pertaining to student mental health in California

Suicide Prevention Involves All of Us
Victor Ojakian, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Santa Clara County

Afternoon Keynote Speaker

Being Known vs. Known About
Marlon Morgan, Wellness Together

Closing Address

60.1 Youth Mental Health First Aid - How Adults Can Help Youth In Need (60 minutes)
Hilva Chan, MSW
California Department of Education
Margarita Garcia, MA
California Department of Education
Audience: K-12, Higher Education, Clinical

60.2 ESD/USC Collaboration: An Innovative Collaboration to Create a Trauma-Informed School District (60 minutes)
Suh Chen Hsiao, MSW, LCSW, PPS
Vivien Villaverde, MSW, LCSW, PPS
University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Maria Ruelas, MSW
Jorge L. Arroyo
Lawndale Elementary School District
Audience: K-12, Higher Education, Clinical

60.3 Creating Successful Partnerships in School Based Mental Health Services (60 minutes)
Christy Hayes
Counseling and Support Services for Youth (CASSY)
Audience: K-12, Clinical

60.4 Building Effective Mental Health Referral Pathways (60 minutes)
Meagan O'Malley, Ph.D.
California State University, Sacramento
Audience: K-12, Higher Education

60.5 Using your California Healthy Kids Survey Data to Improve Student Mental Health
(60 minutes)
Hilva Chan, MSW
California Department of Education
Audience: K-12

60.6 The Mental Health Collaborative: A Multidisciplinary and Comprehensive Approach to Improve School Mental Health (60 minutes)
Melissa Di Scala, Psy.D
Irvine Unified School District
Amber Ramirez, MSW, LCSW
Suzanne Campbell, MSW
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Audience: K-12, Clinical

60.7 Trauma Informed Practices in Schools (TIPS): An Overview (60 minutes)
Monica Nepomuceno, MSW
California Department of Education
Mara Madrigal-Weiss, M.A., M.Ed.
San Diego County Office of Education
Audience: K-12

60.8 Bogs, Alligators, and Lily pads -- A Healthy Approach to Uncovering ADHD. Myths and Realities for Helping Children & Families (60 minutes)
Melanie Trowbridge, M.D.
William Jessup University
Audience: K-12

60.9 Effective Mental Health and Wellness Initiatives that Reduce Stigma, Build a Stronger Sense of Community, and Increase Access to Mental Health Resources for College Students (60 minutes)
Zachary Ward, Ph.D.
University of California, Davis
Audience: Higher Education, Clinical

60.10 Evaluating your School Interventions Post Presidential Transition: Addressing Needs of Students Impacted by Anxiety and Fear (60 minutes)
Terri Villa-McDowell, J.D.
Wexford Institute
Audience: K-12

60.11 Furthering Professional Vision: Doctorate in Educational Leadership at CSUS (60 minutes)
Rose Borunda, Ph.D.
California State University, Sacramento
Audience: K-12, Higher Education

60.12 Supporting Students Experiencing Post Traumatic Stress in Classrooms (60 minutes)
Rachael Gonzales, Ed.D
Devan Adair
California State University Sacramento
Audience: K-12, Clinical

60.13 Creating a Sustainable Prevention and Early Intervention School-Based Mental Health Program (60 minutes)
Scott Lindstrom, M.A., PPS
Chico Unified School District, Time for Kids, Inc.
Lisa Young, M.A., PPS
Waugh School District
Audience: K-12

60.14 Creative Partnerships to Meet the Mental Health Needs of Today's Youth (60 Minutes)
Loretta Whitson, Ed.D, PPS
California Association of School Counselors
Laurie Schroeder, Ph.D., MFT
University of La Verne
Audience: K-12

60.15 Talk Saves Lives (60 minutes)
Gordon Doughty
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Audience: K-12, Higher Education

60.16 Ending the Silence & NAMI CA (60 minutes)
Beth Wolf, B.A.
Erik Villalobos, B.A.
NAMI California
Audience: K-12, Higher Education

60.17 Mental Health and Education: Architecture, Anatomy, and Success of Integrated Therapeutic Services (60 minutes)
Nicholas Betty, Ph.D., LMFT, PPS
William S Hart Union School District
Audience: K-12, Clinical

60.18 Educational Supports and Strategies for Students with Trauma (60 minutes)
Miranda Kucera, Ph.D.
Rocklin Unified School District
Audience: K-12, Clinical

60.19 Therapeutic Limit-Setting in the Classroom (60 minutes)
Elisabeth Liles, Ph.D., LPCC
California State University, Sacramento
Audience: K-12

60.20 California Students Direct Change through Filmmaking: An Innovative Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Program (60 minutes)
Jana Sczersputowski, MPH
Directing Change Program and Film Contest
Audience: K-12

60.21 Benefits of Mindfulness in an Education Setting: A Combined Approach of Trauma Sensitive Practices and Neuroscience (60 minutes)
Theresa Catalano, M.S., MFT, PPS
Stockton Unified School District
Audience: K-12, Higher Education

60.22 The Risks of Cannabis on Student Mental Health - What We Know & What We Don’t (60 Minutes)
Christina Ivazes, MPH, CCPS, CHES
Coalition for Placer Youth
Children's System of Care, Placer County
Audience: K-12, Higher Education

90.1 Vision (checked), Hearing (checked), Well-being (checked?): Monitoring Students' Complete Mental Health (90 minutes)
Michael Furlong, Ph.D.
University of California Santa Barbara
Audience: K-12, Higher Education, Clinical

90.2 Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Students (90 minutes)
Stephanie Coday, M.A.
Sierra College
Audience: K-12, Higher Education

90.3 AB2246 & Tulare County (90 minutes)
Monica Nepomuceno, MSW
California Department of Education
Noah Whitaker
Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency
Audience: K-12, Higher Education

90.4 Self-Care and Wellness for Educators and Site-Based Professionals (90 minutes)
Erin Browder, M.S. Ed.
Erin Browder LLC
Audience: K-12, Higher Education

90.5 School Based Mental Health: Using Multi-Tiered Systems of Support to Focus on Promotion, Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment (90 minutes)
Adela Cruz, LCSW
Anaheim Union High School District
Audience: K-12, Clinical

90.6 Why Trauma Aware Schools? Trauma Knowledge (90 minutes)
Vivien Villaverde, MSW, LCSW, PPS
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Audience: K-12, Higher Education

90.7 The Slave on the Playground: Addressing Child Sex Trafficking (90 minutes)
Holly Priebe Sotelo, MSW, PPS
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Audience: K-12, Clinical

90.8 Listen as Wise Youth Discuss What Supports or Undermines their Resiliency When They are Facing Mental Wellness Challenges (90 Minutes)
Dan Sackheim, M.A.
California Department of Education
Audience: K-12, Higher Education

90.9 “Our Children" vs. "Those" Children; a Historical Journey to the Present in Creating "Us" vs. "Them" (90 minutes)
Rose Borunda, Ph.D.
California State University, Sacramento
Audience: K-12

90.10 Creating Academic Environments of Acceptance and Belonging (90 minutes)
Aisha Lowe, Ph.D.
William Jessup University
Audience: K-12, Higher Education

Cognitive-Behavior Therapy with Children and Adolescents in School Settings
Michael Tompkins, Ph.D., The Beck Institute

Session 1: Overview of Cognitive Behavior Therapy in School
Session 2: Cognitive-Behavior Therapy Session Structure and Case Conceptualization
Session 3: Cognitive Techniques
Session 4: Behavioral Techniques
Audience: K-12, Higher Education, Clinical

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Welcome Address

Gordon Jackson

Director of  Coordinated Student Support
California Department of Education

Barbara Kronick, LCSW

Board of Directors President for the California School-Based Health Alliance
Former Director of Student Support & Health Services, Sacramento City Unified School District

Plenary Sessions

Keynote Speakers

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Stephanie Hartselle, M.D.

Dr. Hartselle is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Brown University. She has won national awards for her work in psychiatry and has appeared as an expert speaker on television, radio and in newsprint across the country. Dr. Hartselle received her MD from Northwestern University and completed her adult psychiatry training at New York University/ Bellevue Hospitals and her child psychiatry fellowship at Brown University where she served as chief resident. Previously, she directed the emergency psychiatry program at Hasbro Children's Hospital.

Dr. Hartselle holds certifications from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry. She is also a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Click here to learn more.

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Victor Ojakian

Victor Ojakian works tirelessly on mental health and suicide prevention efforts. He is the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Santa Clara County Board President and participates in several local, regional, California, and national organizations, including the SCC Behavioral Health Board and Suicide Prevention Oversight Committee, and SAMHSA’s Suicide Prevention Resource Center Advisory Committee.

Victor is a former City of Palo Alto City Council Member and Mayor. He became active in NAMI SCC shortly after his son took his own life in 2004. He is especially interested in promoting help-seeking behavior and reducing mental health stigma and discrimination. Click here to learn more.

If you have questions regarding the conference, please contact Program Specialist, Jeremiah Aja, at jeremiah@wellnesstogether.org or
(916) 905-6086.

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The California Student Mental Wellness Conference welcomes a wide variety of sponsors and presenters from diverse backgrounds. The views and opinions expressed by these organizations and individuals do not necessarily represent those of Wellness Together or the California Department of Education. Proposed presentations are all subject to change.