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School as Client: Mental Health Services for Diverse Population in the School Culture

1:00pm - May 27, 2021 thru 2:30pm - May 27, 2021 | Timezone: US/Eastern
National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC
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The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University® and the National Hispanic & Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center will be hosting a free webinar for school mental health providers serving Hispanic and Latino families, children, and youths.

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University® is an approved provider of the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, the Florida Board of Psychology, the Florida Office of School Psychology, and the Florida Board of Nursing (BAP #50- 6251), as well as the Florida Certification Board (#5350-A) and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Many states accept CEUs from CSWE-accredited institutions in other states.


Through this webinar, participants will understand how we all can learn a common language between mental health and school communities, recognize why student’s mental health is important to consider in the school settings, and the importance that mental health providers understand how to engage the Hispanic and Latino community.


Learning objectives:

1. Devise communication and negotiation tools to promote positive interaction between social workers and school staff.

2. List steps to successfully navigate a multi-tiered system of support in schools.

3. Describe how effective collaboration across integrated systems of care can lead to improved mental health supports for students and educators alike.

4. Outline best practices in school mental health collaboration and work alongside school staff to improve school climate and learning environment.


Who should attend? This is an intermediate level workshop designed for mental health providers, school mental health providers, and school administrators.



About the speaker:

Scott Bloom, LCSW-R- has spent his career at the intersection of mental health and schools working to improve access to social-emotional services and resources by integrating these programs into school systems creating opportunities for students to overcome emotional and behavioral barriers to academic achievement. He is the founding Director of School Mental Health Services for the Office of School Health in the NYC Department of Education. The School Mental Health unit facilitates partnerships with mental health organizations, implements Mayoral ThriveNYC projects, and focuses on prevention initiatives that have created a citywide system of mental health services and resources in over 1,800 New York City schools. He has been working with children and families for over 30 years. He serves on the advisory boards for a number of cities, state and national mental health initiatives. Mr. Bloom has contributed to journals, magazine articles, book chapters, and has presented at local and national conferences on school mental health. Mr. Bloom has certification as a psychotherapist.


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