WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2023
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. PT
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Workshop 4 of 5 in the "Back to School Sessions" Workshop Series (view series page for full details)
Trauma Informed Suicide Prevention for Administrators
Trauma Informed Principle to Practice: Safety & Peer Support
Recently, school and school system administrators have had to grow their knowledge, skills, and approaches to suicide prevention in their practice. That new stretch in response to rising suicidal ideation amongst staff and students can be daunting and overwhelming.
Join Angela Castellanos and Tina Rocha - two former school site and district administrators - to build an understanding of suicide prevention policy, the prevalence and impact of traumatic stress and its relation to suicide, and resources available to schools. Learn how school leaders can and should be trauma informed when conducting a risk assessment, and how to effectively collaborate with community partners when providing follow up support to students and families.
Audience: System leaders, prevention specialists, educators, administrators, school site leadership, district and state administrative leadership, and anyone interested.
Tina Rocha, MSW, PPSC, PASC (she/hers)
Tina Rocha has been committed to serving youth and families throughout Orange County as a leader in crisis response and mental health programs. Ms. Rocha has an extensive background in providing countywide school-based crisis response services, training, and consultation. Through her work with the Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance, Ms. Rocha led county-contracted prevention and early intervention mental health services in support of individuals who have often been unserved or underserved. Within her roles with Santa Ana Unified School District and the Orange County Department of Education, Ms. Rocha supported districts in ensuring the practice of trauma-informed and culturally-responsive mental health services through training and through the development of policies and procedures enhancing suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.
She is a committed collaborator–always working to expand support to all along the spectrum of mental health care alongside partners in schools, community, hospitals, and county entities. She is a lifelong learner, a proud social worker, and considers it an honor to have a seat at the CARS table as a Technical Assistance Specialist.
Angela Castellanos, PPSC, LCSW (she/hers)
LAngela 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); and developing and teaching best practices in the areas of trauma, suicide prevention, crisis response and recovery, and school mental health. She is a Certified Approved Instructor through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. and an experienced wellness coach and therapist.