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Third Virtual Roundtable - Self Care, Attendance, Resilience & Homeless Students

  • March 05, 2021
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • CASCWA San Joaquin Section - Virtual

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CASCWA

San Joaquin Section

Third Virtual Roundtable

Self Care, Attendance, Resilience

and Homeless Students

Friday, March 5, 2021

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

9:00 am - 9:30 am "Self-Care"

  • Jennifer Baker, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and trainer with over 30 years of experience working with youth and families in various settings; including public mental health, private practice and school districts.  Jennifer is excited about her current work with the Stanislaus County Office of Education, coordinating the Project Cal-Well grant which focuses on increasing awareness of and access to mental health services for students, their families and district staff across Stanislaus County.

9:35 am - 10:20 am Attendance Patterns & Trends

  • Erica Peterson, with nearly two decades at School Innovation & Achievement, Erica Peterson draws from her longstanding relationships and involvement with education organizations like CSBA, CASBO, CALSA, and CASCWA, to offer districts insight and ways to connect strategies with proven practices. Erica has worked with hundreds of school district executives providing solution consulting in the areas of school attendance, organizational effectiveness and communication, leadership, and state mandated program compliance. Currently, Erica serves on the statewide associate member committee for CASBO, on the state executive board for CASCWA and is a member of the California Department of Education’s “Closing the Achievement Gap” taskforce. Erica is a passionate champion for children and recipient of the California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare & Attendance “Friends of CASCWA” award for 2020.

BREAK - 10 minutes

10:30 am - 11:10 am Resilience Strategies

  • Bruce Bushnell, For 26 years, Bruce Bushnell has centered his career around promoting youth success. This career began as a high school counselor, where Bruce devoted his time and expertise as a member of the Executive High School Relations Board, senior vice president of the Alpine Counseling Association, and vice president of the Utah Counselor Association.

    Bruce now helps youth succeed by presenting passionate WhyTry keynotes and trainings across the country. As an advocate of the program from its earliest days, Bruce is also the creator of many of the WhyTry learning activities, which are proven to help youth develop the social and emotional skills necessary to reach their goals.

  • Christian Moore L.C.S.W.

    Christian Moore is a licensed clinical social worker and the founder of the WhyTry Program, one of the top social emotional learning programs, used in over 30,000 schools across the United States and internationally. He is the author of The Resilience Breakthrough: 27 Tools for Turning Adversity into Action. He was a commencement speaker in the School of Education at John Hopkins University and spoke at a White House convening for the Michelle Obama Reach Higher Initiative.


11:15 am - 11:45 pm Homeless Student Panel

  • Roxanne Baeza - Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Department of Prevention and Intervention) Fresno Unified
  • Fred Berry - Student Support Specialist - (Homeless Education Liaison)- Stanislaus County of Education
  • Haley Field - Homeless and Foster Youth Liaison (Sanger Unified School District)

11:45 am Closing Praxades Torres, CASCWA Central Section President 

  • Future Round table - TBD
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