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As the role of the County Offices of Education continues to evolve, this conference is dedicated to providing COE board members with the tools and information to empower them to be effective elected education leaders. This year’s sessions will address governance during challenging times, focusing on the unique responsibilities that differentiate county school board members from district board members. Be inspired as you leave with new ideas for serving students.

Please thank our AC sponsors: Capitol Advisors, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, Seneca Family of Agencies, Voler Strategic Advisors, California State Lottery, Lozano Smith, Footsteps2Brilliance, and Edwards, Stevens & Tucker LLP.
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Saturday, September 10 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
California's Student Mental Health Crisis

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Students are carrying unthinkable levels of stress, trauma, and anxiety. With their school years cut short, life plans upended, and social lives completely disrupted, it will be incumbent on every member of a school community to make sure our students have the resources to cope and heal. This panel will examine the tools, best practices for students, and the actions board members and county offices of education should consider in developing a culture of care and wellness.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Angela Reid

Lee Angela Reid

Partner, Capitol Advisors Group, LLC
Prior to joining Capitol Advisors Group, Lee Angela spent 23 years in the State Capitol working on K-12 education issues. She served as a consultant on state and federal education issues in the Senate Office of Research and acted as a critical liaison between legislators, the SBE... Read More →
avatar for Loretta Whitson

Loretta Whitson

Executive Director, California Association of School Counselors
Executive Director for the California Association of School Counselors. She works closely with state leaders, legislators, and journalists, clarifying complex educational issues and champions policies and practices to support school counselors in California.
avatar for Joaquin Rivera

Joaquin Rivera

Board President, Alameda COE
Represents Area 1 on the Alameda County Board of Education since July 2010 and has served two terms as President of the Board. Rivera brings the Board a strong record of dedication and advocacy for public education, its students, and teachers. In 1996, he was elected to the Berkeley... Read More →
avatar for Chad Castruita

Chad Castruita

Founder & CEO, CareSolace
Founder & CEO of Care Solace, a mission-driven mental health care coordination company currently serving over 15 million individuals in 550 districts across 30 states. Chad faced first-hand how challenging it is to find quality care and launched Care Solace to improve equitable access... Read More →


Saturday September 10, 2022 3:30pm - 4:45pm PDT
Cypress 1-3