Central Valley School Health Convenings

Past Convenings

October 2019: Trauma, Resilience, and the Power of Relationships

Convening Presentations & Resources

Keynote Speaker and Youth Leadership Showcase Presentations

Breakout Session Presentations

Building Resilience through Alternative Healing Among “At-Promise” Latinx Students
Dr. Juan Carlos González, Dr. Christina Luna, & Giselle Velazquez, CSU Fresno & Everardo Pedraza, Sunnyside High School (Fresno)

Cultivating Community Support for Stress Resilience
Deni Dayan, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools

Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline through Healing Justice in Schools
Irene Calimlim & Sammy Nuñez, Fathers & Families of San Joaquin

Leveraging the Power of Relationships to Engage and Empower Families
Margit Birge, WestEd & Dr. Felipe Mercado, Washington Union School District

Moving Beyond Health Towards Wellness
Kalila Banks, Clinica Sierra Vista & Ashley Rojas, Fresno Barrios Unidos


October 2018: Strengthening Student Resilience: Cross-Sector Approaches for Promoting Effective Trauma-Informed and Mental Health Practices

Agenda

8:30am – 9:00am Light Breakfast & Registration
9:00am – 9:15am Welcome Remarks
9:15am – 10:30am Keynote Speaker: Mary Donnelly-Crocker, Young and Healthy Pasadena
10:30am – 10:45am Break/Transition
10:45am – 12:00pm
Breakout Session 1

Now You See Us: A Youth-Led Workshop

*Note: this session will have a limited capacity of 25. It will be repeated during the afternoon breakout sessions.

  • Michel’le Bailey, California School-Based Health Alliance Youth Board
  • Irma Rosa Viera, California School-Based Health Alliance Youth Board

Sharing Student Health and Education Information: Why Information Sharing is Important and How to Apply HIPAA, FERPA, & Other Confidentiality Law

  • Rebecca Gudeman, National Center for Youth Law

Brave Spaces: Talking with Teachers About Race, Power, and School Culture

  • Jenn Rader, James Morehouse Project at El Cerrito High School

Restoring Justice: Working to Create Wholeness and Peace through Accountability and Healing

  • Chief Joe Garza, Reedley Police Department
  • Lt. Marc Ediger, Reedley Police Department
  • Jake Harder, Reedley Peace Building Initiative
  • Carlos Rizo, Kings Canyon Unified School District
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch Buffet
1:00pm – 2:15pm
Breakout Session 2

Now You See Us: A Youth-Led Workshop

*Note: this session will have a limited capacity of 25.

  • Michel’le Bailey, California School-Based Health Alliance Youth Advisory Board
  • Irma Rosa Viera, California School-Based Health Alliance Youth Advisory Board

Using Mindfulness to Promote Resiliency in Ourselves and the Youth We Work With

  • Sam Himelstein, Center for Adolescent Studies, Inc

Strengthening School Culture by Fostering Youth Voice

  • Paula Adair, Tulare City School District
  • Rebeca Cerna, REL West at WestEd
  • Tricia Leslie, Tulare City School District

Trauma Informed Mental Health Consultation

  • Martha Merchant, University of California, San Francisco Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools (HEARTS) Program

Trauma-Informed Considerations and Strategies for Adults Working with Young Children

  • Melissa Santodenato, California Child Care Resource and Referral Network
2:15pm – 2:30pm Break/Transition
2:30pm – 3:30pm Closing Keynote: Teaching to the Human Core, presented by Roni Habib, EQ Schools
3:30pm – 4:00pm Concluding Remarks

 


October 2017: Understanding School Mental Health Practices and Trauma-Informed Approaches

Agenda

8:30 am Light Breakfast & Registration
9:00 am Welcome & Student Speaker
9:15 am Keynote Session: Supporting Health and Learning through Trauma-Informed Practices

  • Martha Merchant, PhD, University of California San Francisco

Dr. Martha Merchant, PhD, is a national expert on trauma and a licensed psychologist and is currently a consultant with the University of California, San Francisco Healthy Environments and Response to Trauma in Schools (HEARTS) program in several school-based projects. As such, she provides training, consultation, and support for adult members of the students’ caregiving system -teachers, school staff and parents/families – to create more trauma-sensitive, safe and supportive school environments.

11:15 am Breakout Session 1 – topics will include:

  • School-Based Strategies for Integrated Behavioral Health
  • Clinic-Based Strategies for Providing Mental Health Supports
  • The Intersections of Race and Trauma
  • Funding to Sustain School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Self-Care for Professionals in the Context of Trauma-Informed Environments
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Breakout Session 2

Morning sessions will be repeated

2:45 pm Break & Transition to Closing Activity
3:00 pm Interactive Closing Activity