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Connecting Communities through Our Languages, Cultures, and Stories

Forty-two Years of Educational Excellence for English Learners & Biliteracy for All

March 29 - April 1, 2017

Anaheim Marriott and Hilton Hotels
Anaheim, California 

Friday, March 31 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Why Mental Health in Schools: Barriers to Learning

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Children and young people who are dealing with mental illness are faced with the devastating impact mental illness may have on their educational opportunities. In this workshop the audience will learn and understand mental health, mental illness, its impact on youth development and on student learning. The presentation will also include information on what school districts can do to support students and parents and how to support staff through professional development and implementation of mental health services in the school setting.

Speakers
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Adela Cruz

Director, School Mental Health
Dr. Adela Cruz holds a Doctorate in Social Work and Organizational Leadership from USC and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has worked in mental health and social services for the past 28 years. She is currently the Director of School Mental Health and Wellness for the Anaheim... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm PDT
Marriott Room: Grand Ballroom B