Join us in December for Trauma-Informed Suicide Prevention: Leading School District, County, and State Systems – Examples from California

Join us in December for Trauma-Informed Suicide Prevention:Leading School District, County,and State Systems -Examples from California

No-cost Webinar Series
Join us for a three-part interactive and engaging webinar series for school field leaders who are leading systems’ support for student suicide prevention. Webinar participants will receive immediate evidence based resources, ready to integrate into existing plans. The webinar series is a unique opportunity to share best practices with other school leaders.Part 1: A Comprehensive Approach to Suicide Prevention and PolicyTuesday, December 1, 6-8 p.m. ET / 3-5 p.m. PT / 1-3 p.m. HT (view your time zone)REGISTER HERE >
Part 2: Trauma Informed Approaches to Suicide Prevention: What Every School Leader Wants to KnowMonday, December 7, 6-8 p.m. ET / 3-5 p.m. PT / 1-3 p.m. HT (view your time zone)REGISTER HERE >
Part 3: Setting the Stage: Collaboration and Risk AssessmentMonday, December 14, 6-8 p.m. ET / 3-5 p.m. PT / 1-3 p.m. HT (view your time zone)REGISTER HERE >
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 ObjectivesUnderstand suicide prevention policy, the prevalence and impact of traumatic stress and its relation to suicide, and resources available to schools;Understand your role as a school leader in providing trauma informed practices when conducting a risk assessment; and,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.
AudienceSystem 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 HoursAn optional 2.0 Continuing Education Hours are available for each event (6.0 total). View flyer for more information about CEHs and for easy distribution.


Angela Castellanos

Angela J. Castellanos, PPSC, LCSW, serves as a School Mental Health Training Specialist. Angela Castellanos 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.

Heidi Cisneros

Heidi Cisneros, PPSC, MSW has served in various leadership roles establishing new policy and practices in systems impacting student mental health and suicide prevention and intervention. For over 25 years, she has provided trainings on suicide and mental health trends, connecting with GenZ, school safety, school-based services, and crisis response on a local and national level. She has transformed programs and established cutting edge practices in the development of effective suicide prevention campaigns, threat management, new school based mental health systems and community-school partnerships. Currently she serves as a Student Safety Advocate, specializing in prevention and response to child sexual assault for Alliance of Schools for Cooperative Insurance Programs (ASCIP).

Tina Rocha

Tina Rocha, PPSC, MSW has been involved in serving students and families throughout Orange County through her leadership 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 efforts in the non-profit sector, Ms. Rocha led county contracted prevention and early intervention mental health services. Ms. Rocha has recently transitioned to developing school based mental health services with an emphasis on suicide prevention, intervention and postvention supports such as Re-entry Systems and expanded mental health collaboratives with community, hospital, and county partners.


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