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Mental Health table discussion

Open Discussion on the State of Mental Health Services in Orange County Public Schools

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
3:30-6:30 p.m.
SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Conference Suite
Beckman Hall 404

Roundtable discussion groupJoin Attallah College for a timely and pivotal discussion on the state of mental health services in Orange County public schools.

  • What mental health problems are most pressing in Orange County schools?
  • How can we meet the diverse needs of the entire student body while maintaing standards of academic achievement?
  • How do we focus on well-being and destigmatize mental health challenges?
  • How can we preprare whole school communities for crisis intervention and prevention?

Roundtable4 on Excellent Schools will bring together educators, practitioners, and community members to focus on mental health services, wellness programs, and trauma-informed practices in K-12 education.

Our goal is identify challenges and brainstorm collaborative solutions.

The event includes a reception as well as a panel and roundtable discussions with forward-thinking leaders in education.

Free and open to the public, but preregistration is required.

Register now!

+ - Special Guest

Al MijaresAl Mijares
Orange County Superintendent of Schools
Al Mijares is the Orange County Superintendent of Schools for the Orange County Department of Education. Prior to that, he served as the Vice President of the College Board, where he worked to expand the high-school-to-university pipeline in order to assure the college readiness and success for students, especially the underrepresented. He joined the College Board after serving as Superintendent of the Santa Ana Unified School District, Superintendent of the Bakersfield City School District and Coachella Valley Unified School District, and a principal in the Moreno Valley Unified School District. He has also held adjunct and part-time faculty positions at Chapman University, Pepperdine University’s Los Angeles campus, and Compton.

+ - Panelists

Libby BarnishLibby Barnish
Lead School Psychologist
Green Dot Public Schools
Libby Barnish is a Lead School Psychologist with Green Dot Public Schools in Los Angeles. She helped develop the Green Dot Crisis Response Team and represents the school psychologists on this team and in all efforts regarding School Safety and Preparedness. As a Crisis Trainer, she trains all mental health providers in PREPaRE Crisis Intervention and in Suicide and Threat Assessment and Intervention. She is also the Intern Coordinator for Green Dot. In efforts to support the school mental health community at large, Libby also consults with and provides training to other districts to establish their crisis protocols and train other mental health team members.

Marlon MorganMarlon Morgan
Executive Director
Wellness Together
Marlon Morgan is the Founder and Executive Director of the California-based nonprofit Wellness Together. He began his career as a school counselor and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, creating and implementing student support programs to identify and provide services for target subgroups in an effort to close the achievement gap. He has received special recognition from the U.S. Congress, California State Senate, and the California State Assembly for his innovative work promoting mental health and wellness in education. In 2016, Morgan was appointed by California State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) as a member of the Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup to develop policy recommendations for the SSPI and the California Legislature. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Brandman University in the Marriage and Family Therapy and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor graduate studies program.
Robyn MosesRobyn Moses
Director of Mental Health Services
Huntington Beach Union High School District’s Compass Center
Robyn Moses is Director of Mental Health Services at the Huntington Beach Union High School District’s Compass Center. Her expertise includes trauma-informed care and support services for kids with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).