Webinar on Trauma-Informed Approaches to Positive School Discipline

posted Sep 16, 2013, 3:20 PM by BHC Boyle Heights
Positive School Discipline Perspectives: Building Healthy Communities

Save The Date: October 17th 2013 1:00-2:30pm PT

Webinar on Trauma-Informed Approaches to Positive School Discipline

Dr. Marleen Wong, Expert Presenter

 

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Marleen Wong will be the expert presenter at an interactive webinar for the Positive School Discipline Learning Network on October 17th, 2013.   Dr. Wong is assistant dean, clinical professor, and director of field education at the University of Southern California School of Social Work. She is also director and principal investigator for the Trauma Services Adaptation Center for Resiliency, Hope, and Wellness in Schools and one of the original developers of CBITS. Formerly the director of mental health services, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention at LAUSD, she is identified by the White House as one of the “pre-eminent experts in school crisis and recovery” and the “architect of school safety programs” by the Wall Street Journal. In response to the tragic school shootings across the country and acts of terrorism in Oklahoma City and New York, she developed mental health recovery programs; crisis and disaster training for school districts, law enforcement, and Department of Defense personnel in the United States, Canada, Israel, Europe, and Asia; and is frequently a consultant for the U.S. Department of Education to assist with recovery programs for schools impacted by violence, school shootings, terrorism, and natural disasters.
In addition to books and peer-reviewed journal articles, she co-authored “Psychological First Aid for Students and Teachers: Listen, Protect, Connect, Model, and Teach” which is available on the public websites of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Education, and the state of California Department of Mental Health. Dr. Wong served on the Institute of Medicine Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health, and in 2009, she was appointed to the American Psychological Association’s Presidential Task Force on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma in Children and Adolescents and the Education Subcommittee of the National Commission on Children and Disasters. Dr. Wong has been identified as a subject matter expert in the area of at-risk populations by the Disaster Mental Health Subcommittee of the National Biodefense Science Board and tasked with providing expert advice and guidance to the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services on scientific, technical, and other matters regarding chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological agents, whether naturally occurring, accidental, or deliberate.
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