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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 


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Dr. Adela Cruz, LCSW

Anaheim Union High School District
Coordinator, School Mental Health
Dr. Adela Cruz is currently the Coordinator of School Mental Health, Homeless Education, and Foster Care Program for the Anaheim Union High School District. 

Adela is a licensed clinical social worker and has earned a doctorate in Social Work, focused on Organizational Leadership. She has over 20 years of experience working in the mental health and social services field serving vulnerable families, aged and disabled adults. Her experience also includes providing trauma-focused care to victims of crime in a community-based care setting. Dr. Cruz leads a team of 26 school social workers and has dedicated her efforts to building systems of supports to address the needs of high-risk youth. Her efforts have also included building safety and crisis response systems designed to address critical incidents on the school campus and suicide prevention and intervention. Her team and she have worked towards building trauma and mental health literacy throughout the organization.

Her passion is ensuring children and youth have a healthy start by promoting an equitable educational system and access to mental health care.



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