Tiny home village for homeless youth in Oakland / Berkeley. Way to go @YouthSpiritArts Sally and team at #YSA. Thank you for making community better and for giving young people a chance to give back.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Equity, and Social Responsibility (by CASEL)
Suicide Prevention by NASP
Suicide Prevention during COVID / Distance Learning
SEL Guiding Principles
Distinctions of Equity by Zaretta Hammond
Social Justice Standards by Teaching Tolerance
#Trauma-#Informed #DeEscalation #Angry and #Aggressive #Teens: From Wogan #Training / #Professional #Development:
– Safety1: Don’t block a kid’s path or put your arm out to stop a student from leaving a classroom. No “hip checks.”
– Safety2: Kid’s escalate quickly, go the opposite direction – slow things down, time is your friend for proximity, distance & safe space.
– Safety3: pause for the call, don’t be alone.
– Safety4: Avoid command language such as “You need to… I need you to…” vs. – “It’s time to… + Ask Questions; engage the frontal lobes. “What happened? Are you ready to…?
– Safety5: Rehearse Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Know your role and what you’ll do ahead of time, so you can #respond vs. #react.
Children and teens, especially young girls, are attempting and thinking about suicide far more often than they were a decade ago.
See article in TIME MAGAZINE:
Reach Out. Ask.
Connect that Friend or Family Member with Support.
You’re not alone.
Tel #: :1-800-273-8255
Online Chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
Mental Health at Work is important for all of us. Shout out to Prince William, link below.
Staff Wellness Program operates out of the Wellness Center.
Positive work environment, appreciation, climate, diversity, breaks & celebration, culture, equity, gender respect, shared vision, meeting in circles, Wellness Center, “work friends” with inclusiveness.
“Package of 5 Wellness Model”
We avoid the simple solutions. We try not to say “If we could just…” because that reinforces a consumer mentality. What’s your Fave 5 when it comes to mental health and work wellness? Five (5) things, when combined together, make a big difference in our own health and wellness.
James Wogan is an experienced supervisor with a background in both clinical psychology (LMFT) and clinical social work (LCSW). James brings the best of both worlds to supervision. James is a passionate and highly successful child and family therapist and school administrator. He has a great deal of experience working in schools, in-patient psychiatric hospitals, rehabilitation / addictions programs, community mental health clinics, and in private practice office settings. James is uniquely qualified to supervise MFTi and ASCW toward licensure as LMFT or LCSW in California. James has experience as a field work placement supervisor with the UC Berkeley, CSU East Bay, and San Francisco State University. Supervisees will receive support and grow and learn as professionals.
Areas covered by clinical supervision:
- Child and family therapy – for children, teenagers, and families from diverse backgrounds.
- Cultural proficiency, cultural humility, cultural competence.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Family dynamics – improving parent / child relationships.
- Structural family therapy – Salvadór Minúchin
- Parenting – raising healthy children.
- Motivational Interviewing
- Intake and evaluation
- Differential Diagnoses / DSM 5
- Evaluation and referral to Bay Area resources.
- Treatment Planning
- Laws and ethics
- Transference and counter-transference
- Professional development / trainings
- Trauma-informed practices
- Self care / secondary trauma
- Boundaries and use of self in therapeutic relationships
- Case management – care coordination
- Current techniques to treat anxiety and PTSD.
- Professional goals, coaching, and guidance
Education / School Social Work / School-based Behavioral Health
- School-based behavioral health services
- School Wellness Centers
- Parent engagement through the lens of equity
- Response to Intervention (RtI)
- Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) / School Climate
- Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)
- IEP / Section 504: serving youth with special needs
- Coordinated Care Teams – Delivery of student support services.
- Foster Youth
- Homeless Students
- Psychiatric emergencies
- Suicide risk assessment and prevention
- Career advancement
Supervision is available in person in the evenings and on Saturdays. Online clinical supervision is available by Skype or FaceTime by appointment. Please go to BBS for information regarding licensure in California as LMFT or LCSW.
Why Wellness in Schools?
SCHOOL WELLNESS CENTERS are a powerful investment in the health and
academic potential of children and adolescents. They provide access to caring
adults and services such as primary care, counseling, mentoring, and peer-to-peer
support. School Wellness Centers support teachers by assisting children and
adolescents to thrive in the classroom and beyond!
SCHOOL WELLNESS CENTERS provide access to free health care,
behavioral health services, and positive youth activities in a location that is fun,
safe, and convenient – at school. Parent University is one of the many great
programs that are offered at School Wellness Centers.
SCHOOL WELLNESS CENTERS contribute directly to school and Mt. Diablo
Unified School District goals under LCAP, such as improved rates of attendance,
support for special populations, and parent and guardian engagement. School
administrators, teachers, and support staff work together to improve social,
emotional, and behavioral health. School Wellness Centers bring people
together with a shared vision for equity and the healthy development of children.
They also provide a platform for inter-agency collaboration, making resources
from the community accessible to children and families in the school setting.
See more at: UCLA SMHP
For more information about School Wellness Centers, please contact:
James Jedai Wogan, MFT, LCSW, PPSC
Administrator, School Linked Services
Student Services Department, Mt. Diablo Unified
I-Message / Text: 925.250.5500