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Rising Telehealth Behavioral Health Practices-Centering the Needs of Historically Marginalized Youth in California #2: How might community-based organizations provide student support, and what can school systems learn from, related to COVID-19 telehealth?

10:30am - August 5, 2020 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Pacific Southwest MHTTC
Registration Deadline: August 5, 2020
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Times: 1:30-3:00pm ET / 10:30am-12:00pm PT / 7:30-9:00am HT (view your timezone)


This is the second of two webinar sessions. (View Session One)

The Pacific Southwest MHTTC is pleased to partner with The Catalyst Center, with sponsorship from the California Department of Education and Wellness Together, to offer two webinar sessions to support the California school mental health workforce, school site leaders, and systems leaders. These sessions are presented by community-based and youth-centered organizations and agencies from whom we can learn to guide our telehealth approaches, practices, and policies. The aim of both sessions is to lift up rising practices: stories of resilience as providers innovate ways to help youth access behavioral health amidst a worldwide pandemic.

COVID-19 has forced us into conditions that challenge best practices for serving the mental health needs of youth we marginalize. The school behavioral and mental health workforce has the opportunity to learn from community-based service providers who have pivoted their models of care and engagement, implementing creative methods of virtual practice to ensure communities receive the care they direly need. Through these two sessions, we hope to support California school mental health advocates, educators, administrators, and other school systems leaders in managing stress and trauma in their communities.

Each session will highlight voices of experience from community-based organizations that have been innovative and student-centered in their response and resilience to this moment. Their learnings will help us identify, adopt, and implement innovative, student-centered telehealth strategies for our students’ equitable mental health access.


Optional Continuing Education Hours are available for a processing fee of $25 payable to the Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS) following the event. Up to 3 CE Hours are available for ASW, BRN, LCSW, LEP, LMFT, LPCC, and/or PPS as required by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and CA Board of Registered Nurses. CARS is an approved provider for: CA Board of Registered Nurses #16303 and CAMFT #131736. CARS Continuing Education Refund Policy: No refunds will be issued after the certificate has been issued.


Session 1: How might we partner with and listen to youth / students whom we marginalize, specifically in their telehealth experience during COVID-19?
Date: Monday, August 3, 2020
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm PT


Session 2: How might community-based organizations provide student support, and what can school systems learn from them, specifically related to COVID-19 telehealth?
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm PT


Session 2 Presenters

Francine Ostrem headshotFrancine Ostrem, Clinical Supervisor at Lincoln
Clinician, teacher, trainer, and supervisor, Francine Ostrem’s mental health work is devoted to children and families impacted by trauma and/or autoimmune conditions. A chronic stress psychotherapist, Ostrem, Ph.D., LMFT, Expressive Arts Specialization, works at Lincoln, a mental health non-profit in West Oakland, and as part of a research and clinical team at the Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes at UCSF. She is also in private practice in Berkeley. Ostrem is the developer of PAINT (Psychotherapeutic Art Interventions for Navigating Trauma), a school-based mental health initiative that seeks to reduce the negative impact of adverse childhood experiences through expression and relationship. PAINT is the recipient of an ACEs Aware Provider Engagement Grant. This trauma protocol has been fully translated to Telehealth.



Rozlyn Wing-Man Kwong headshotRozlyn Wing-Man Kwong, Clinical Trainer and Evidenced-Based Practice Coordinator with Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services
Rozlyn Wing-Man Kwong, LMFT is currently the Clinical Trainer and Evidenced-Based Practice Coordinator with Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, a multi-service agency in Los Angeles, CA., where she provides training, supervision, and support for staff in their implementation of therapy practices that are evidence-based. Rozlyn holds multiple certifications to provide treatment, supervision, or training in various evidence-based practices, including Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for Traumatized Children, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Seeking Safety, and Positive Parenting Program (Triple-P). She is also endorsed by the California Center for Infant-Family & Early Childhood Mental Health as an Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and a Reflective Practice Facilitator II.


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