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    11.16.22 Presenters

    Tackling Poverty and Inequities with Community Schools

    Presented by Shimica Gaskins of GRACE/End Child Poverty CA, Dr. Alicia Montgomery of the Center for Powerful Public Schools and Jenny Vu of Los Angeles Education Partnership on November 16, 2022

    Our presenters shared updates on the Community Schools movement and California's investment of $3Billion to expand community schools across the state. They also explored how Community Schools can be a pathway to supporting ending child and family poverty

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    Miguel Zavala

    Defining and Enacting Anti-Racist Teaching: Lessons from Ethnic Studies Classrooms

    Presented by Miguel Zavala, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Urban Learning, Cal State Los Angeles on September 27, 2022.

    Research points to significant academic gains by students who enroll in high school Ethnic Studies courses, but what do such culturally responsive, anti-racist, and empowering spaces look like? This workshop provided an overview of anti-racist teaching practices in the context of Ethnic Studies courses. Implications for curricular and pedagogical redesign as well as the preparation of Ethnic Studies teachers were drawn out.

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    Anti-Racist Assessment Work: A Retrospective and Primer

    Presented by Dr. Brent Duckor, San Jose State University on May 4, 2022

    Dr. Duckor presented an insightful webinar about the legacy of authentic assessment and its role in urban public schools in the 1990s

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    Building Systems of Care: A Guide to School-Based Mental Health Teams

    Presented by Josh Godinez, Board Chair, California Association of School Counselors, Dr. Jeannine Topalian, President, California Association of School Psychologists and Paul Brazzel, President, California Association of School Social Workers on April 26, 2022

    These presenters hosted an informative and engaging webinar which highlighted the complimentary roles and responsibilities of school counselors, school psychologists and social workers in meeting the needs of California's students. Attendees were given this rare opportunity to engage with leaders of all three organizations in one setting where they defined the strategic and collaborative approach to supporting California's schools.

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    Dr. Caroline Lopez-Perry and Addison Duane

    Creating a Culture of Care Through Trauma Sensitive Practices

    Presented by Dr. Caroline Lopez-Perry, CSULB and Addison Duane, Wayne State University on March 11, 2022.

    This webinar provided an overview of trauma and its effects on youth in school. Attendees learned about the intersection of trauma-informed, anti-racism, and equity work in schools and left with practical tools and strategies for building caring relationships and trauma sensitive classrooms

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    Caroline Lopez-Perry and Rachel Andrews

    Supporting the Whole Child: Safeguarding Student Mental and Behavioral Health

    Presented by Dr. Caroline Lopez-Perry, CSULB and Rachel Andrews, Redondo Union High School on February 7, 2022.

    Attendees gained insight on various mental health disorders and psychosocial/emotional issues that affect students in K-12 settings. Educators learned how to recognize mental health warning signs and left with actionable strategies to remove the stigma associated with mental health issues and support students and their families.

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    State of Student Wellness Report 2022

    Student mental health is highly connected to student success and well-being. This survey examines how the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift between in-person, online and hybrid models of learning has impacted students.

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    State of Student Wellness 2021

    State of Student Wellness 2021

    Prepared in partnership with the California Association of School Counselors, the American Civil Liberty Union of Southern California and the CSU Center to Close the Opportunity Gap

    Student mental health is highly connected to student success and well-being. The purpose of the State of Student Wellness survey was to examine how the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift between in-person, online and hybrid models of learning has impacted students. Furthermore, we were interested in understanding the types of wellness supports students had received during the pandemic, their current needs and their thoughts regarding the return to in-person instruction. Two surveys were administered in April 2020 and April 2021 and represent responses from over 1,200 students from 25 counties and 50 school districts from across California.  Main findings from the survey indicate students have experienced a host of mental health issues, including but not limited to an increase in social anxiety, panic attacks, body image issues, depressive symptoms, self-harm, and suicidal ideation.

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    Marlene Carter

    Actions Anti-Racist Educators Must Take in Their Classrooms This School Year - Part 2

    Presented by Marlene Carter, UCLA Writing Project on October 27, 2021

    This webinar series provided attendees practical tools to create an environment that shows value for people of all races and cultures.  Attendees explored anti-racist actions teachers in all subjects must take in their classrooms and schools to support their students.  Discussion centered around culturally relevant and sustaining strategies that support student academic success as well as curricular choices and school policies that may need changing.

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    Marlene Carter

    Actions Anti-Racist Educators Must Take in Their Classrooms This School Year - Part 1

    Presented by Marlene Carter, UCLA Writing Project on October 13, 2021

    This webinar series provided attendees practical tools to create an environment that shows value for people of all races and cultures.  Attendees explored anti-racist actions teachers in all subjects must take in their classrooms and schools to support their students.  Discussion centered around culturally relevant and sustaining strategies that support student academic success as well as curricular choices and school policies that may need changing.