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Trauma Informed Suicide Prevention: Leading School District, County & State Systems - Part 1: Policy

3:00pm - December 1, 2020 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Pacific Southwest MHTTC
Registration Deadline: December 1, 2020
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Join us for a three-part webinar series for school field leaders who are leading systems’ support for student suicide prevention.

Session content will focus on providing timely, effective, competent, and evidence-based suicide prevention support to students and families. Each session will be contextualized with experience and suggestions from on-the-ground regional leadership.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand suicide prevention policy, the prevalence and impact of traumatic stress and its relation to suicide, and resources available to schools;
  2. Understand your role as a school leader in providing trauma informed practices when conducting a risk assessment; and,
  3. Learn how to effectively collaborate with community partners when providing follow up support to students and families.


Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions upon registration, enabling our team to shape the session 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. Audience: System leaders, prevention specialists, educators, administrators, school site leadership district and state administrative leadership, and anyone interested.

The series will be led by Angela J. Castellanos, PPSC, LCSW, Pacific Southwest School Mental Health Training Specialist, and systems leaders as guest presenters.


Continuing Education Hours Available:

An optional 2.0 Continuing Education Hours are available for each event in this series (6.0 total). There is no fee to attend this event; a processing fee of $25 for each event will be payable to Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS) if you would like CEHs. CEHs are available for ASW, BRN, LCSW, LEP, LMFT, LPCC, and/or PPS as required by the CA Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and CA Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). CARS is an approved provider for CA BRN #16303 and CAMFT #131736.


Sign up for additional sessions in this series!

Part 2: Trauma Informed Approaches to Suicide Prevention: What Every School Leader Wants to Know
December 7, 6-8 p.m. ET / 3-5 p.m. PT / 1-3 p.m. HT 
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Part 3: Setting the Stage:  Collaboration and Risk Assessment
December 14, 6-8 p.m. ET / 3-5 p.m. PT / 1-3 p.m. HT 
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About the Facilitator:

Presenter headshotAngela J. Castellanos, PPSC, LCSW, serves as a School Mental Health Training Specialist.
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 in the area of Trauma, Suicide Prevention, Crisis Response and Recovery and School Mental Health.