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“Expanding Access and Choice for all Contraceptives, Including IUDs & Implants”

The University of California San Francisco and the California School-Based Health Alliance invite you to attend “Expanding Access and Choice for all Contraceptives, Including IUDs & Implants” (Course No. MMC19087)

Join us for a one-day training to learn about best practices for provision of IUDs and implants! The course is certified for up to 7.25 CME/CE credit hours. This all-staff training is designed for health educators, clinicians, managers, billing specialists, and administrative staff. It includes a didactic session for all staff as well as counseling skills and role-playing session for health educators and a clinician practicum that goes over insertion and management. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

How to Register

Select any conference ticket type that includes “pre-conference” and confirm attendance to the “Expanding Access and Choice for all Contraceptives, Including IUDs & Implants” workshop, as seen in the screenshot below.

Questions? Please contact Molly Baldridge at or Janelli Vallin at



Pre-conference Workshops – Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 10:00am – 1:00pm

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Expanding Access and Choice of all Contraceptives, Including IUDs and Implants

This is an evidence‐based training on contraception with a focus on LARC methods—the IUD and implant—for clinicians, health educators, outreach staff, and all health center staff. This CME‐accredited training includes information suitable for all clinic audiences, as well as separate practicums focused on counseling and IUD clinical skills, customized for each group. The initial session includes information on medical eligibility for IUDs and implants, common misunderstandings about these methods and billing and clinic flow troubleshooting. A separate session provides opportunities to build counseling skills and apply them through role‐play counseling scenarios specific to LARC method use, with emphasis on patient‐centered care and promoting access to all methods of contraception. A clinician practicum provides hands‐on insertion practice with small uterine and pelvic models, as well as clinical tips and tricks for insertion and removal.

  • Suzan Goodman, National Training Director, UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Beyond the Pill Program
  • Kathryn Albergate Davis, Health Education Training Consultant, UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Beyond the Pill Program
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Building Cultures of Healing in Schools: Transforming the Way Schools and Districts Support Student Success and Wellness

Trauma can have a profound impact on students, staff and schools, interfering with cognitive and social-emotional processes needed to thrive in school and in life. Yet transforming the way we support student success and wellness takes innovation, focus, and deep partnership between the education and health sectors. CSHA and Alameda County will share their work with school systems in the Bay Area and across the state to create trauma- and healing-informed schools. We will share the basics of trauma awareness, lessons learned from school- and district-based efforts, and planning tools to apply to your own districts and school communities.

  • Jamie Harris, Alameda County Center for Healthy Schools and Communities
  • Jennifer Chavez, Alameda County Center for Healthy Schools and Communities
SBHCs 101

This workshop is designed for school districts, medical providers, and community agencies interested in providing services on school campuses or opening school-based health centers. The focus of this workshop will be planning stages, partnership building, needs assessments, SBHC principles, consent/confidentiality, establishing MOUs, and best practices of school integration and building a community of care.

  • Amy Ranger, California School Based Health Alliance
  • Rany Ath, East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC)
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Tailoring Substance Use Prevention & Intervention: Creating community solutions to youth e-cigarette & marijuana use

This workshop will focus on different exemplary practices of substance use prevention and intervention, focussed on e-cigarette & marijuana. Experts from TUPE programs and School-Based Health Centers will present examples of youth leadership in Substance Use Prevention, Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) protocols, and school-policies to address substance use from a restorative framework. We will review recent prevalence data from the California Healthy Kids Survey, discuss the risks of youth vaping and marijuana use according to the research literature, examine the current policies and regulations at the federal, state and school level, and share educational resources for parents, students and educators.

  • Robert Renteria, The L.A. Trust for Children’s Health
  • Erika Hernandez, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Robert Dousa, TUPE Program Manager Oakland Unified School District & Independent Strengths Building Consulting
  • Stephan Lambert, Orange County Office of Education
“I Have a Question”: Introduction to Health Care Access for Immigrant Families

Many of our low-income community members have healthcare coverage through the State’s Medi-Cal program, but how can we help them use these benefits to get the care they need? Often times our families tell us they need help getting dental care or seeing a mental health professional. Other times our families tell us they have had a horrible experience and don’t want to return to the doctor. How do we respond to these experiences?

Healthcare coverage can be difficult to manage for anyone. Among our low-income California residents it’s even more difficult to manage as Medi-Cal coverage can be different for each household member. In this workshop we will be discussing healthcare coverage eligibility for all members of the family that may include immigrant household members. We will be reviewing the benefits available to adults, children, and undocumented family members and the rights people have to request timely, accessible, and quality care. Our session will provide guidance to SBHC staff who work with community members with multiple healthcare needs. The goal is to help attendees identify what types of concerns families are having and how to appropriately guide and refer them to the healthcare resources they need.

In addition, during this session participants will explore existing laws, such as The California Values Act (SB 54) and Safe Schools for Immigrant Students (AB 699) that have the potential to safeguard children and their parents from immigration enforcement. Participants will also get to hear about and engage in a conversation about public charge and the potential changes that can affect immigrant families and access to key services such as health care. Lastly, through the findings of a recent report called Healthy Mind, Healthy Future the group will discuss how immigration related policy changes impact the mental health of children in immigrant families and highlight the important role that schools have on ensuring children can overcome barriers and secure the support they need to thrive.  

  • Mayra E. Alvarez, The Children’s Partnership
  • Susan Flores, Maternal and Child Health Access
  • Marianna Yamamoto, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles
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Mindfulness: The Practice of Self-Care and Playfulness in the Present Moment

Join us in learning, practicing, and playing with Mindful-Me, a mindfulness and self-care journey to my best self. As providers, teachers, parents, and adult allies, we give so much of our hearts to young people that we sometimes feel burnt out. In this engaging session, we will ground ourselves in a deeper understanding of how mindfulness positively impacts our brain and wholeness, one breath at a time. Together, we will cultivate practical mindful self-care strategies, through mindful-movement, grounding de-escalation techniques, and many others to help you reset, recharge, restart and change from “burning out” to “igniting within”!

  • Lance McGee, Wellness Consultant, East Bay Agency For Children
  • Molly Pilloton, California School-Based Health Alliance
Leading for School Mental Health: Creating Sustainable & Equitable Funding and Policy Strategies, Structures and Systems

Join us for an interactive, reflective and hands on learning session for school and mental health leaders. Together, we will build out your leadership toolkit to develop the mental health systems and practices on your school campus. In this workshop, we will cover the six best practices for school mental health, funding streams (such as Medi-Cal and the Mental Health Services Act) that sustain those practices, and policy approaches that support them. Participants will leave with strategies and knowledge that will support enhanced leadership to drive school mental health equitably in their school community.

  • Lisa Eisenberg, California School-Based Health Alliance
  • Leora Wolf-Prusan, Pacific Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network
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