Making a Good Connection: Engaging Students and Families in School Tele-Mental Health is a three-part webinar series geared toward providers who are making the transition from in-person to telehealth services. Session content will focus on practical strategies and equity concerns related to engaging children, adolescents and families using distance technology. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions upon registration, enabling our Technology Transfer Center (TTC) Network specialists to shape their content to meet your needs. The presenters will devote the first segment of each hour-long presentation to a specific topic, then address attendee-submitted questions.
Angela Castellanos, LCSW, is an experienced mental health consultant and administrator with 25+ years of diverse and progressive expertise in the mental health care industry and school settings. As a licensed clinical social worker, she specializes in administering school mental health programs, mentoring industry professionals (local, state, and federal), developing and teaching best practices.
Kazique J. Prince, PhD, founder and chief executive officer of Jelani Consulting LLC, provides executive consultation and coaching services focused on cultural competency for individuals, teams, and organizations. Based in Austin, Texas, Dr. Prince also serves as the senior policy advisor and education coordinator for City of Austin Mayor Steve Adler focused on education, public safety, and equitable economic development.
Paul Reinert, LICSW, has worked in the Boston area with children, families, and schools for over 30 years. He currently works at The Center for Trauma Care in Schools (CTCS). Paul is a trainer in Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) and Supporting Transition Resilience Of Newcomer Groups (STRONG), two group treatment models to treat traumatic stress. He is also a certified national trainer in Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.
PJ Wenger, LPC, MFT, M.Ed., MA, Ed.S., is the Senior Training and Consultation Specialist with the Northeast and Caribbean MHTTC at Rutgers University and has 29 years of experience working in the field of mental health. She has spent considerable time in a variety of settings including psychiatric emergency centers, adult and children inpatient treatment facilities, in-home counseling for mental health, residential treatment, schools, and private practice. In addition, PJ has been a Trauma Responder at the local, state and national levels.
The 1-hour webinar sessions take place on Fridays at 10am PT / 11am MT / 12pm CT / 1pm ET. Certificates of attendance will be available to viewers of 50% (30 minutes) or more of the live webinar. CEUs are not offered for these sessions. Webinar recordings and FAQs will be posted on the website here.