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Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Moderated by former CASP President and California State University, Long Beach, Professor Brandon Gamble, this free, pre-convention panel discussion with audience participation will explore the role schools may have as society attempts to end trauma in places where it often occurs. Panelists include Dr. Pedro Noguera; Dr. Regalena “Reggie” Melrose, psychologist and educational consultant, author of The 60 Seconds Fix as well as the creator of Brain Charge: The K-12 Curriculum; Dr. Cheryl Grills, Loyola Marymount professor and creator of Emotional Emancipation Circles in the Black Community; Restorative Justice expert Juan Benetiz, also from CSULB.
Admission to this special event is free (no registration is required).
Thursday, 8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Pedro Noguera is a Distinguished Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences at UCLA. His research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts. He is the author of eleven books and over 200 articles and monographs. He serves on the boards of numerous national and local organizations and appears as a regular commentator on educational issues on CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio and other national news outlets.
Part 1: Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Part 2: Friday, 9:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Taught by Dr. Stephen E. Brock, NCSP, a founding member and current co-chair of the PREPaRE Workgroup, PREPaRE Workshop 2 is appropriate for any individual filling the role of crisis intervention specialist. This includes school mental health staff (school psychologists, social workers, counselors and nurses), administrators, and other individuals whom the team has identified as appropriate providers of psychological first aid. Additionally, this workshop can be very helpful for community-based mental health practitioners who may work with the school crisis team and/or may be brought in to the school assist in response to a crisis.
This 2-day workshop provides school-based mental health professionals and other school crisis intervention team members with the knowledge necessary to meet the mental health needs of students and staff following a school-associated crisis event. With updated research and crisis intervention strategies, this workshop teaches participants how to prevent and prepare for psychological trauma, helps to reaffirm both the physical health of members of the school community and students' perceptions that they are safe and secure, evaluates the degree of psychological trauma, responds to the psychological needs of members of the school community, and examines the effectiveness of school crisis intervention and recovery efforts. This workshop is an excellent course for all mental health professionals in your district who provide mental health crisis intervention services.
There is special pricing for this workshop. Crisis teams are encouraged to attend.
Thursday, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Try your hand at poker, enjoy some appetizers and meet up with friends at a benefit for the California School Psychology Foundation’s scholarship programs. Let’s have some fun and raise money for the CSP Foundation!
Proceeds from Casino Night will raise funds for the Paul Henkin Scholarship, which helps graduate students and newly credentialed school psychologists attend the annual CASP convention, and the Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CLD) Scholarship, created to help increase the number of culturally and linguistically diverse school psychologists.
This is what one Paul Henkin Scholarship winner said after attending a CASP Convention as a recently minted school psychologist:
"The conference was an exceptional experience…the networking opportunity with other school psychologists at these conferences is always a fantastic experience and left me feeling reinvigorated to go back to my work and apply the new knowledge I gained."
The CLD Scholarship is renewable for two years and adds diversity to the ranks of school psychology program graduates:
"I believe I will benefit from the scholarship because it allows me a little more financial flexibility, it being I was participating in an unpaid internship. The scholarship will provide me with the opportunity to advance my career by being able to buy literature that I find current and relevant in the school psychology field. It’s significant to culturally and diverse learners as myself because at times, and from personal experience, we minority students in school psychology are perceived "different" or "incapable" simply because we do not have equal representation in the field and such funds help empower us minorities with higher learning skills and abilities. Si Se Puede! (Yes We Can!).”
Casino Night prizes include a long weekend in a timeshare in Las Vegas, a weekend retreat in Northern San Diego County, a weekend in a cabin near Yosemite and more! Suggested donation for admission is $40 per person and $50 at the door. This includes appetizers and casino chips.
CASP would like to thank the following table sponsors:
Tables are still available for sponsorship. For more information about sponsorships, contact Heidi Holmblad at email@example.com.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
David G. Esquith has served as the director of the Office of Safe and Healthy Students, an agency formerly known as the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, since January 30, 2012. The office is located in the Department of Education and reports to the assistant secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. Esquith served in the Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services for 23 years, including in the Office of Special Education Programs, the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). He served as a special advisor to the NIDRR director, as well as NIDRR’s deputy director. After the Department re-organized RSA in 2005, Esquith served as director of the State Monitoring and Program Improvement Division. He also completed an extended detail at the Office of Management and Budget as a program examiner. A former Peace Corps volunteer, Esquith will describe the challenges that school districts around the country face in their efforts to improve school climate and safety, the new issues that they are addressing, and the lessons we are learning about effective interventions, policies, and practices.
Friday, 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Come celebrate the winners of the following awards: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Awards, Paul Henkin Convention Scholarships, Michael Goodman Research Award, Nadine Lambert Outstanding School Psychologists, and Sandra Goff Memorial Award
Friday, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The CASP Alumni Club will have a special event -- at one of actor John Wayne's old hangout. Vist casponline.org/alumni-club to find out how to support CASP's Political Action Committee, ease the state's school psychologist shortage and have fun doing it!
Saturday, 6:30 a.m.
Like to run in the early morning hours? Great! Come join us as we walk/run along Back Bay for a morning workout - and meet the leader ship of your affiliate at the end of the race. Benefit the Political Action Committee (PAC) by purchasing a T-shirt for $20. The shirt can be picked up at the CASP booth prior to the race). We will meet in the hotel lobby. Maps available.
Don’t miss the largest state school psychology convention in the country – the premier opportunity to showcase your programs, products and services – and capture the attention and interest of school psychologists, Licensed Educational Psychologists, administrators, and other school-based mental health professionals from across the state.
We invite you to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to make local connections and support our hundreds of attendees to positively impact the mental health and education of California’s children and families.
Student members who volunteer to monitor workshops at the convention can attend those workshops for free! Monitoring workshops involves assisting the instructor, making sure attendees who need continuing education credits sign in and out of the workshops and complete evaluation sheets. You must be a current CASP member to participate in this opportunity. If you haven’t renewed your membership for this year and would like to become a student volunteer, please do so here.
Learn more about becoming a monitor or apply today.
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