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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Morning Session: 9:15 am – 11:15 am

  1. Helping FQHCs Fund Behavioral Health Services in SBHCs
    We know that the mental health needs of children and youth were growing rapidly even before the COVID-19 pandemic and latest wave of racial injustices. This workshop is aimed at FQHCs and other community health centers that provide or want to provide integrated behavioral health (BH) services to students in SBHCs. It will include an overview of how the mental health system in California is organized and financed, and how school-based health providers fit into this structure. The workshop will briefly review some common funding sources for BH services in SBHCs, including EPSDT; the Medi-Cal managed care benefit for mild to moderate mental health concerns, Minor Consent Medi-Cal; MHSA grants; and reimbursement for ACEs screening. Advocates and practitioners will highlight their experience and practices related to referral streams, eligibility and enrollment, provider credentialing, billing, coding, documentation, and consent for treatment in school-based health settings.
    Presenters: Allie Budenz and Bao Xiong, California Primary Care Association
    Catherine Lampi, Native American Health Center
    Jessica Dyer and Tracy Mendez, California School-Based Health Alliance
  2. Reproductive & Sexual Health SBHC Best Practices
    This workshop will review some of the most relevant SBHC best practices for adolescent sexual and reproductive health care, including Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives, universal screening for Chlamydia & Gonorrhea, Partner Delivered Patient Therapy, and PEP/PREP.  We will also discuss the California Healthy Youth Act (CHYA) and its implications for classroom-based sexual and reproductive health education.
    Presenters: Kala Heekin and Crystal Cedillo, Essential Access Health
    Sandee Differding, STD Control Branch, California Department of Public Health
    Suzan Goodman, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health
    Sharla Smith, MPH, Comprehensive Sexual Health Education Consultant, California Department of Education
  3. School Mental Health: Crisis Leadership 
    Every day, SBHCs, school site, and community leaders navigate unpredictable events; even more now in this moment.  These events are called “crises” when they exceed a threshold of harm. To navigate a crisis successfully, school mental health leaders (clinicians, nurses, principals, teachers, youth, district administrators) need the skills to contain the crisis, minimize subsequent trauma, and restore equity and equanimity in the school environment. Your leadership is integral across the continuum of school crisis readiness, response, recovery, and renewal.Led by the Pacific Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center’s School Mental Health Lead, Leora Wolf-Prusan, this workshop offers you the space to learn about the school mental health crisis framework (readiness, response, recovery, and renewal), to share your experiences in leading school systems, communities, and sites through crisis. This workshop is based on the content recently released in the School Mental Health Crisis Leadership Lessons: Voices of Experience from Leaders in the Pacific Southwest Region (June, 2020) that highlights how school mental health leaders can – and do – work with and through crises. Join us for an interactive, reflective, and timely learning opportunity.
    Presenters: Leora Wolf-Prusan, EdD, School Mental Health Lead – Region 9 Specialist, and Oriana Ides, MA, LPCCI, PPS, School Mental Health Training Specialist, Pacific Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center

Afternoon Session: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

  1. 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 (SBHCs). 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.
    Presenters: Amy Ranger, Director of Programs, California School-Based Health Alliance
    Atziri Rodriguez, MPH, Director of School-Based Health Centers, Jennifer-Bryson Alderman, School-Based Lead NP, and Terezia Orosz, LCSW, Behavioral Health Clinician, Native American Health Center
  2. Responding to Adolescent Substance Use through SBIRT & Peer Health Education 
    This workshop will share SBIRT (screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment) best practices and implementation considerations for SBHCs as well as include an in-depth training on motivational interviewing.  In addition, attendees will be trained on a substance use peer health education module.
    Presenters: James Peck, PsyD, Senior Clinical Trainer, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
    Sierra Jue-Leong, Project Director, California School-Based Health Alliance
    Two continuing education units for BBS CEs (LMFT, LCSW, LPCCS, LEPs) via CA MFT
  3. ACEs Aware Initiative & Learning Session 
    This training will provide an overview of the ACEs Aware Initiative and share initial insights on implementing ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) screening with adolescents and in a school-based health care setting. The listening session will gather initial questions, concerns, and insights around ACEs screening in SBHCs.
    From the listening session, interested providers can sign up to participate in a year-long Virtual Professional Learning Collaborative and Care Coordination Case Study.
    Presenters: Naomi Schapiro, RN, PhD, CPNP-PC, UCSF
    Victoria Keeton, PhD(c), RN, CPNP, CNS, UCSF, La Clinica 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Session 1: Wednesday 10:30 am – 11:30 am

  1. Burnout AF (And Frustrated): How to Restore Work/Life Balance
    Working in the helping profession as an educator, administrator, clerk/secretary, or mental health professional, puts one at the forefront of dealing with high levels of stress and trauma in the workplace. How do you manage to be present in all situations and still be able to function after your shift is over and you return home? This workshop will allow participants to understand how workplace stress and trauma affects individuals. Participants will also learn how to identify symptoms of burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma. Participants will also acquire skills and self-care strategies to mitigate these symptoms.
    Presenters: Judith Brannon, LMFT, PPS, Behavioral Health Therapist, Bakersfield City School District
    Marcial Monzon, LCSW, Behavioral Health Therapist, Bakersfield City School District
  2. Health Center Services for TAY: Nothing About Us Without Us
    Join Rising Harte Wellness Center (RHWC) for a discussion on how to engage transition age youth (TAY) in health services. Presenters will share lessons learned from the first cohort of Rising Harte’s TAY Advisory Council which provided guidance on making the clinic more inclusive, welcoming, and better able to provide services to TAY. Topics and activities during the workshop will include: factors to consider when working with TAY, lessons learned from serving this population, helpful resources, and discussions around how to use input from TAY to inform clinic practices and services.
    Presenters: Ramses Munoz, Clinic Coordinator, Rising Harte Wellness Center, Fred Finch Youth and Family Services
    Roger Daniels, LCSW, Senior Director, Fred Finch Youth and Family Services
    Gabriella Villegas, Member of TAY Advisory Council, Fred Finch Youth and Family Services
  3. Beyond Eating and Exercise: Implementing Trauma Informed Obesity Care in SBHCs
    SBHCs provide an ideal setting for obesity prevention and intervention, yet helping our most vulnerable youth achieve sustainable behavior change can seem like an insurmountable challenge. In this workshop we will explore the impact of chronic stress on weight and metabolic health in youth, and its potential influence on behavior change. We will discuss interdisciplinary approaches we have begun to implement, including a health at every size model, that integrate social needs support with behavioral and medical health to provide holistic and trauma-informed obesity management.
    Presenters: Victoria Keeton, PhD (c), CNS, CPNP-PC, Clinical Professor, Family Health Care Nursing, UCSF School of Nursing/La Clínica de la Raza SBHC
    Naomi A . Schapiro, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, Professor Emeritus, Family Health Care Nursing, UCSF School of Nursing/La Clínica de la Raza SBHC
  4. Engaging Asian Youth in Challenging Mental Health Stigma: A Model for Youth-Led Programs
    The Improving Wellness for Asian Youth (IWAY) project, an Oakland-based youth program, strives to empower East Bay Asian youth to voice their personal experiences around mental health. The presenters will share their strategies to design an innovative model for a youth-led program that challenges mental health stigma.
    Presenters: Denise Lee, Master in Urban Studies (MAUS), Child and Youth Services Program Manager, Asian Health Services
    Emily Yang, Community Health Specialist, Asian Health Services
  5. Stemming the Tide: Training & Certification of Naloxone for Overdose Prevention
    SBHCs can play an integral part in distributing naloxone, a life-saving medication that reverses an opioid overdose with little risk, even if opioids are not present in someone’s system. This presentation will provide opioid overdose prevention and treatment training. Participants will receive certification which can be used to apply to California’s Naloxone Distribution Project, a project through the California Department of Health Care Services that provides free naloxone to community organizations to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
    Presenter: Janie Simmons, EdD, Founder & Director, Get Naloxone Now
  6. Teledentistry Best Practices
    In response to COVID-19, this presentation was originally part of our telehealth webinar series to help SBHCs transition to telehealth services. Due to popular demand, we are bringing it back! Come hear how to transition to teledentistry and learn best practices in providing this care for young people.
    Presenter: Paul Glassman, DDS, MA, MBA, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Community Engagement, California Northstate University
  7. Reimagining Mental Health Programs for Native American Youth
    The Indigenous Peoples of North America are heirs to the devastating legacy of European colonization. One consequence of this history has been an epidemic of “mental health” problems in many Indigenous communities. This workshop will discuss the ways conventional mental health services are limited and how novel, transformational approaches are needed. The workshop will examine innovative ways to reach and impact Native youth and families.
    Presenter: Dr. Virgil Moorehead Jr., Executive Director, Two Feathers-Native American Family Services Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Session 2: Wednesday 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

  1. Healing Centered Schools: Strategies for Implementing School-wide Trauma-Informed Practices
    This workshop will provide and build upon a foundational understanding and principles of trauma-informed care and healing centered schools with concrete implementation strategies. Participants will be guided from community assessment to tangible implementation and practice by learning strategies for community wide buy-in, shifting practices in the classroom, school culture, and sustainability.
    Presenters: Vanessa Nutters, Clinic Supervisor, Roosevelt Health Center La Clínica de La Raza
    Sarah Taylor, LCSW, Integrated Behavioral Health Clinician, Havenscourt Health Center La Clínica de La Raza
  2. Healthy Futures: An Alternative to Suspension Curriculum
    This workshop will start with an update of the rapidly changing landscape of e-cigarette use among youth and vaping related lung injuries followed with an opportunity to experience components/activities from the Healthy Futures: An Alternative to Suspension Curriculum. Join presenters for this interactive and timely workshop!
    Presenters: Marcia M. Zorrilla, DrPH, MPH, Public Health Specialist/Director of Positive Youth Development, Stanford University School of Medicine – Division of Adolescent Medicine
    Richard Daniel Ceballos III, Project Co-Director, Tobacco Prevention Toolkit & Cannabis Awareness and Prevention Toolkit, Stanford University School of Medicine – Division of Adolescent Medicine
  3. Practical and Sustainable Steps for Addressing Bias in Contraceptive Care
    This session will explore ways in which unconscious bias may affect how you talk with students about contraceptive options and how different approaches to counseling may advance or hinder students’ reproductive autonomy. Participants will develop an understanding of how bias may impact patients’ experience of care and gain practical strategies to mitigate the impacts of bias when counseling youth about sexual and reproductive health. Additionally, an overview of patient-centered counseling approaches will help participants support adolescents (who want contraception) access information about the full range of options and select their method of choice.
    Presenter: Nina Pine, MSc, Senior Health Promotion Specialist, Beyond the Pill, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health
  4. Sharing Information: Appropriately Applying HIPAA, FERPA, & Other Confidentiality Laws
    The appropriate sharing of information between educational and school health partners is essential, both to effectively serve students and families and to ensure legal compliance. What are HIPAA and FERPA and how do they apply to your work? When and how may schools share information with their health partners, and vice versa? How can parents, schools, and providers share information to improve health and educational outcomes? This presentation will use telehealth case studies to understand and apply major confidentiality laws to common questions.
    Presenters: Rebecca Gudeman, JD, MPA, Senior Director-Health, National Center for Youth Law
    Elizabeth Estes, JD, Founder, Breaking Barriers
  5. Ensure Schools Are Prioritizing Health Using Kaiser Permanente’s Planning for the Next Normal at School Playbook
    To assist school and district leaders with specific, evidence-informed guidance and operating procedures for keeping school communities healthy during this challenging time, Kaiser Permanente convened and worked with over 30 nationally recognized and trusted school health organizations to develop a playbook for school reopening — Planning for the Next Normal at School: Keeping students, staff, and families safe and healthy. The playbook chapters, co-authored by the Alliance for Healthier Generation, Action for Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools Campaign, SHAPE America, prioritizes considerations of policy, equity, and family and community engagement which can contribute cultivate a healthy, safe, supportive return to school for students, staff, and families. Join us as we orient participants on the five chapters of the playbook – including COVID-19 prevention, Mental Health & Well-being, Social Drivers of Health, Physical Education and Physical Activity, and Teacher and Staff Well-Being. Hear how you can use five “starter” plays, or practical strategies and actionable steps per chapter, to address the dimensions of health that are critical for effective teaching and learning in an in-person, virtual, or hybrid environment.
    Presenters: Mariah Lafleur, National Program Lead at Kaiser Permanente for Thriving Schools
  6. Anthem Medi-Cal 101
    The Anthem Medi-Cal 101 workshop provides a high level overview of Medi-Cal and Anthem’s extended benefits. The purpose of this workshop is to educate community based organizations, provider office staff and general community members about the resources that Anthem has available for the Medi-Cal population that we serve. Some of these resources include free transportation, free telehealth, free community resource link, and so much more. Anthem provides a range of services to our members because we are committed to keeping individuals, families and communities healthy.
    Presenter: Amanda Hill, MHA, Community Outreach Manager, Anthem Blue Cross
  7. Inland Empire SBHC Collaboration Meeting (Inland Empire stakeholders only)
    Join other school health champions from Riverside and San Bernardino Counties to discuss possible collaborations for school health center development in the Inland Empire.
    Presenters: Jenny Kattlove, Consultant
    Amy Ranger, MPH, Director of Programs, California School-Based Health Alliance

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Session 3: Thursday 10:30 am – 11:30 am

  1. We Need Wellness Centers and We Need Them Now!
    Wellness Centers are not a new concept in schools. The implementation of the Wellness Centers in Roseville Joint High School District was a very fast process with many challenges along the way. The presenters will discuss the implementation of their comprehensive student-centered and trauma-informed Wellness Program within the guides of a Multi Tiered System of Support framework. The workshop will include how this program went from an idea to a district priority.
    Presenters: Cristina Dobon-Claveau, LCSW, PPS, Wellness & Prevention Coordinator, Roseville Joint Union High School District
    Craig Gibbs, LCSW, PPS, Wellness & Prevention Coordinator, Roseville Joint Union High School District
    Sabrina Vella, LCSW, PPS, Wellness & Prevention Coordinator, Roseville Joint Union High School District
  2. Providing Quality Sexual and Reproductive Health Care for Youth in Foster Care
    Youth in foster care face disproportionately poor reproductive health outcomes. For example, by age 19, approximately 50% of young women in care will have been pregnant at least once with about two-third describing the pregnancy as not intended. Health providers can play a crucial role in addressing these disparities. In this presentation, a team from the Los Angeles Reproductive Health Equity Project for Foster Youth (LA RHEP) will describe the unique sexual and reproductive health needs of youth in care and provide concrete tools and tips that health care practitioners can incorporate into their practice to become a foster friendly sexual and reproductive health provider. The presentation will offer case vignettes, resources, and incorporate the voice of foster youth.
    Presenters: Rebecca Gudeman, J.D., MPA, Senior Director Health, National Center for Youth Law
    Stacy Barron, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
  3. Now What? Beyond the Trauma-Informed Training
    Trauma-informed work is a journey not a destination. What happens next after the first staff in-service training on trauma? This workshop is for school and district leaders, student support staff, and other stewards of trauma-informed efforts who encounter challenges and/or resistance with implementation and helping educators and school staff situate trauma-informed approaches in ways that ensure well-being and safety for students and families. Participants will explore three most common roadblocks to trauma-informed implementation and sustainability alongside multiple options for effectively refocusing efforts with solution-oriented approaches. Given our current remote context, virtual learning settings will be addressed.
    Presenter: Erin Browder, Senior State Technical Assistance Specialist, WestEd
  4. Sheltering-In-Grace from a Trauma-Informed Approach: In the Face of Distance Learning
    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the normal back-to-school routine of working with students in-person is currently—and indefinitely—on hold, as educators shift gears to a new norm of engaging with students through distance learning. Additionally, the sheer volume of virtual teaching, learning, and relationship-building is overwhelming for teachers and staff. This workshop builds upon the presenter’s unique wellness framework specifically designed to support teachers, staff, and administrators in their daily self-care practice from a trauma-informed perspective. Participants will gain a broader understanding from a trauma-informed perspective of developing strategies and online activities that will help build teacher-student relationships, as well as strengthen students’ social, emotional and academic engagements through distance learning. Equally important, educators will develop a “Sheltering-in-Grace” self-care practice to help manage the stressful climate in order to reset, recharge, and reclaim their love of teaching!
    Presenter: Lance McGee, MA Counseling Psychology, Trauma-informed Wellness Consultant, East Bay Agency for Children
  5. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)
    Between 1991 and 2012, the rate of non-medical use of opioids by youth and their rate of OUD more than doubled. This workshop will provide a background on OUD and youth, an overview of different medications for addiction treatment, and considerations for treating adolescents. Participants will be invited to share their challenges addressing substance use disorder in youth. This is an introductory workshop and no previous knowledge of OUD or MAT is necessary. It will also provide an overview of Naloxone, a life-saving medication that reverses opioid overdose.
    Presenter: Aimee Moulin, MD, Co-Principal Investigator, California Bridge Program
  6. Implementing SBIRT in SBHCs
    This workshop will highlight how SBHCs in two regions – the Bay Area and Los Angeles – implemented new practices to screen for and address youth substance use. Presenters will discuss how data from an environmental scan supported the implementation of SBIRT in school-based health centers and influenced school culture around youth substance use. Presenters will also discuss what was done to expand services and screening, support staff, and develop new workflows. This workshop will share important lessons learned and strategies for engaging students and parents as champions.
    Presenters: Robert Renteria, Program Manager, The LA Trust for Children’s Health
    Erika Hernandez, Project Coordinator, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
    Sefanit Mekuria, MD, MPH, School Based Provider, Contra Costa Public Health Department
  7. Telemedicine Best Practices
    In response to COVID-19, this presentation was originally part of our telehealth webinar series to help SBHCs transition to telehealth services. Due to popular demand, we are bringing it back! Come learn the steps you need to take to transition to telemedicine including clinical considerations, technology needs, and how to handle urgent situations.
    Presenter: Mario Bialostozky, MD, Director of Quality and Informatics, Rady Children’s Urgent Care
  8. “Do I Really Have a Choice?”: Centering Reproductive Justice for Adolescents
    Reproductive Justice (RJ) principles prioritize equity, access, and the right for individuals to have children, not to have children, and to parent their children in safe and healthy communities. Reproductive Justice tenets expand the reproductive rights framework to center human rights and its application to reproductive health. In recent years, the reproductive health community has incorporated core RJ tenets as standard for providing equitable and ethical reproductive health care, yet, we often find that adolescents are excluded from this application. This workshop will describe the principles of reproductive justice, highlight the importance of centering RJ principles when providing adolescent reproductive health care, and demonstrate how to incorporate reproductive justice standards into your clinical practice.
    Presenter: Aisha Mays, MD, Director of Adolescent and School Based Programs, ROOTS Community Health Center

Session 4: Thursday 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

  1. Let’s Talk Vapes, Marijuana, and Youth
    School-based health centers are a strategic partner in reaching young people with education and empowerment opportunities, as well as for providing community linkages. In this panel, you will learn about current trends and concerns with vaping both tobacco and marijuana including the health risks for youth, the factors that lead to co-use, what youth can do to avoid these products, and resources available to support you in these efforts.
    Presenters: Katharina Streng, Registered Dietitian, Health Program Specialist, California Department of Public Health – Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch
    Sarah Planche, MEd, Education Administrator, California Department of Education – Tobacco Use Prevention Office
    Julie Lautsch, Health Program Specialist II, California Department of Public Health – Tobacco Control Branch
    Sonia Gutierrez, MPH, Supervisor – Safe & Healthy Schools, Santa Clara County Office of Education
  2. Integration of Mental Health in Schools to Improve Student Success
    This workshop will cover a model for collaborating with schools and school districts to establish comprehensive school-based mental health services on campuses. Presenters will introduce best practices in establishing a continuum of school-based mental health services, including initiating partnerships with school districts; establishing written agreements about services; engaging agency/school staff and school communities; and integrating outcomes to ensure student success and gauge partnership success. Participants will then look at their own progress at coordinating services with schools, whether their programs are in infancy or well-established.
    Presenters: Shefali D’Sa, LMFT, LPCC, Assistant Vice President, School-Based Mental Health & Early Education, Hathaway-Sycamores Child & Family Services
    Marisa Perez-Martin, LMFT, Vice President, School Based Mental Health & Early Education, Hathaway-Sycamores Child & Family Services
  3. Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC): Challenging Placements and Removals
    To ensure access to the full range of contraceptive options, providers need technical skills to both insert and remove IUDs and implants as well as patient-centered counseling skills to help address patient concerns in challenging scenarios. This evidence-based training utilizes didactic material, the USMEC, and case-based learning to review best practices for challenging LARC placements and removals, including missing IUD strings and implant migration. We will also review evidence-based management strategies and tips for counseling patients with bleeding complaints. This session will build problem-solving skills for less-experienced clinicians and expand clinical management for more advanced participants.
    Presenter: Suzan Goodman, MD, MPH, Training Director, Beyond the Pill, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health
  4. School Medi-Cal Funding: Strategies for Successfully Implementing the State Plan Amendment
    This workshop will provide expert technical support and resources to local education agencies (LEAs) in preparation for the upcoming expansion of school-based health federally reimbursable programs. In order to support this expansion due to the implementation of State Plan Amendment 15-021, the workshop would assist districts in exploring the most useful strategies for their LEA in redesigning existing programs and incorporating best practices, free tools and peer support.
    Presenters: Hellan Roth Dowden, MPH, President & CEO, Teachers for Healthy Kids
    Jeremy Ford, Program Manager of MAA/LEA Billing, Oakland Unified School District
  5. Supporting Staff & Student Health: Kaiser Permanente’s Resilience in School Environments
    Schools function best when students, staff, and teachers are happy and healthy. Kaiser Permanente’s Resilience in School Environments, or RISE, empowers schools to create safe and supportive learning environments by cultivating practices that strengthen the social and emotional health of all school employees and students. Developed as part of Thriving Schools, RISE works with schools and districts to prepare school employees to better understand and integrate social and emotional well-being into all aspects of school life, both theirs and their students. RISE and its many resources are available to all districts and schools at no cost. This session will provide an overview of RISE including how it was developed, what it is, and how it can be used. A panel, featuring the principal of a school implementing RISE, a community partner serving that school, and a RISE Program Manager, will share their experiences, including navigating through COVID-19, with an emphasis on trauma, equity, and social emotional health perspectives.
    Moderator: Staci Boretsky​​​​​​​, MPH, Project Manager, Kaiser Permanente Community Health
    Presenters: Dev Cuny M.Div., RISE Program Manager, Alliance for a Healthier Generation
    Will Cushman, Principal, Fairfield High School
    Jennifer Taylor, School Based Mental Health Clinician, A Better Way
  6. Telemental Health for School Providers
    With the rapid change to telemental health services during the pandemic, many school mental health clinicians have quickly learned how to use telemental health to creatively and effectively provide a full continuum of mental health services and supports. This session will introduce telemental health, including setting up a therapeutic space, guidance for being on camera, tips for therapists, caregivers and clients, safety in telemental health, and tips for providing teleservices as part of a multi-tiered system of support. This discussion will include a review of techniques and FREE interactive tools that can be used to deliver services and supports.
    Presenters: Jennifer Cox, LCSW-C, Program Director and Lead Clinician, University of Maryland School Mental Health Program
    Nancy Lever, PhD, Associate Professor, Co-Director, National Center for School Mental Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine