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Trauma Informed Suicide Prevention: Leading School District, County & State Systems: Part 1: Policy
December 2, 2020


Original Broadcast Date: 12/01/20

This three-part webinar series is for school field leaders who are leading systems’ support for student suicide prevention.

Session content focuses on providing timely, effective, competent, and evidence-based suicide prevention support to students and families. Each session is 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 is led by Angela J. Castellanos, PPSC, LCSW, Pacific Southwest School Mental Health Training Specialist, and systems leaders as guest presenters.

View Part 2 and Part 3 in this series.

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.