Rising Telehealth Behavioral Health Practices-Centering the Needs of Historically Marginalized Youth in California #1: How might we partner with and listen to youth/students whom we marginalize, specifically in their telehealth experience during COVID-19?

Times: 1:30-3:00pm ET / 10:30am-12:00pm PT / 7:30-9:00am HT (view your timezone)


This is the first of two webinar sessions. (View Session Two)

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.


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


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 Presenters

Anh Ta headshotAnh Ta, Assistant Director, Trauma Transformed
Anh/Jeks (pronounced “Ang” like Ang Lee), pronoun: Anh. Anh is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the Assistant Director of Trauma Transformed, a program of East Bay Agency for Children. As a consumer provider, Anh does not “think outside the box” but instead has a “think as if there is no box” approach to all aspects of life. Also known as Jeks, Anh is a gamer, bard main in tabletop games, a streamer coach, and digital community coach. Anh has worked with digital communities and youth communities for more than 15 years and has been implementing trauma-informed and healing systems digitally and locally for the last five years.



Marissa Snoddy headshotMarissa Snoddy, Clinical Director at RYSE Center
Marissa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Clinical Director at RYSE Center in Richmond, CA, where she leads and provides trauma-informed, culturally relevant, youth- and healing-centered therapeutic and integrative supports and programs for young people. She believes healing is essential to liberation, therefore mental health systems must be transformed to be racially just, affirming, and accessible. In addition to her work at RYSE, Marissa is adjunct faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies in the MA in Counseling Psychology-Drama Therapy program.



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Starts: Aug 3, 2020 10:30 am
Ends: Aug 3, 2020 12:00 pm
Registration Deadline
August 3, 2020
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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