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Thursday, September 9 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Breaking Down the Silos: How one county office partnered with districts and county behavioral health to strengthen Mental Health Services and Systems.

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This presentation will explore how through an MHSSA grant, a local county of education office was able to create a regional mental health coordination program to build partnerships between school districts and a county health care agency in order to leverage resources and provide services along a continuum of care. Participants will learn about the importance of utilizing data collection and resource mapping to inform district, staff, and student needs.


Dr. Francis Dizon, Ph.D.

Director, Student Services, Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Tina Rocha, MSW

Regional Mental Health Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education

Mayu Iwatani

Manager, Mental Health and Wellness Care Coord., Orange County Department of Education
Mayu Iwatani has 20 years combined experience in School Social Work, School Counseling, Student Services, Foster Care and Mental Health and Wellness in the educational field. She started her career as a School Social Worker in a district in Orange County, California, and since has... Read More →
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Alva Alvarez

Regional Mental Health Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education

Thursday September 9, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT