REVOLUTION: Equity, Disparities, and Student Mental Health



On October 8-10, 2020, the California Association of School Counselors (CASC) will be hosting a virtual 2.5-day conference and expo for K-12 educators, education leaders and school-based mental health service providers.  Just like CASC’s in-person events, this Virtual Conference & Expo offers nearly 50 educational sessions, access to industry-leading experts and unique virtual networking opportunities. In addition to participating in the live virtual conference, you will also have access to recordings of every session and the exhibitors through February 1, 2021.   Workshop and keynote presenters will provide participants with research-based strategies to address school mental health issues and race-based trauma in a Covid-19 world.  The all-inclusive conference program has something for every K-12 professional. Whether addressing overall school climate, research-based solution-focused classroom techniques or strategies for supporting school staff who are experiencing compassion fatigue due to Covid-19 factors, there will be relevant learning opportunities for everyone.  Early bird rate ends August 15th. Register to attend today: REVOLUTION: Equity, Disparities, and Student Mental Health Virtual Conference.  

Needs and Policy Considerations: The mental health issues facing students, families and staff are critical, and at an all time high.  Unfortunately, the number of cases of COVID-19 continue to soar causing additional turmoil.  With the future of the pandemic and the instability of education continuing, researchers are predicting this coming year schools will see increases in student anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation.  Adding to the Covid-19 trauma is the emerging attention to the longtime issues of systemic racism that Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) endure every day, that must be addressed systematically, as well as a factor related to trauma.  California policy makers recognize addressing the mental health effects from COVID-19 on K-12 students are as important as the physical health effects.  LEAs are planning actions to meet California’s new accountability measures (Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan).  This new measure requires LEAs to monitor and support the mental health and social and emotional well-being of pupils. It also expects LEAs to provide professional development to pupils and staff to address trauma and other impacts of COVID-19 on the school community. 

Event Details: This virtual conference is designed to provide a wide array of topics within two themed areas: 1) educational inequality, and race-based trauma, and 2) mental health and traumatic stress reduction.  Workshops are designed to meet the beginning learner to the more advanced-level training within each theme. K-12 teachers, administrators, and school-based mental health service providers will find workshops that will fit their particular interests and needs.  Themes will be threaded through from the opening to the closing sessions. The conference will focus on high-frequency issues for which existing research and effective practices can provide evidence-based support. 

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Earlybird Rate (through 8/15)
$129 / Member
$149 / Non-Member

Regular Rate (after 8/16)
$159 / Member
$179 / Non-Member

Requests for refunds will incure a $15 processing fee. Since this is a recorded event, refunds will not be provided after September 15.