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

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Attendees will learn to:

  • Use practical skills from the state's leading voices in student mental health
  • Promote student mental wellness
  • Create a positive school climate
  • Reduce social-emotional barriers to increase student learning

Who should attend?

k-12 Educators

  • K-12 Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Education Specialists
  • District Office Staff
  • School-Based Health Center Staff

School CLINIcians

  • School Counselors
  • School Psychologists
  • School Nurses
  • School Social Workers
  • LMFT/LPCC/LCSW Clinicians
  • School-Based Health Center Staff

Higher Education

  • University Faculty
  • Community College Faculty
  • College Counselors
  • Campus Health Center Staff

Welcome Address

Gordon Jackson

Director of  Coordinated Student Support
California Department of Education

Plenary Session

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

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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 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.

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If you have questions regarding the conference, please contact Program Specialist, Courtney Giardina, at courtney@wellnesstogether.org or
(916) 672-1773.

Thanks to our California Student Mental Wellness Conference Sponsors

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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.