2-Part Food for Thought Lunch Series

Part One: Mental Health and Student Services
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**This date is currently at capacity. Part 2 on May 10th has open spots still available.

Special education leaders and teams are invited to this unique 2-part workshop, focused on mental health. Come join colleagues to discuss trends and hear legal and practical viewpoints from presenters.

Part One: Mental Health and Student Services
School districts regularly face questions that surround mental health services for students:
  • Who should receive mental health services?
  • How long should a “general education student” receive mental health services before “child find” is triggered?
  • Who can provide mental health services?
  • Are all mental health services “confidential” or can the outcomes/discussions that occur during mental health sessions be shared amongst educational providers and/or parents?
  • How should my district set up a successful mental health program?
These are just a few of the questions we will delve into during this interactive workshop. We will be covering both special education and general education implications as they relate to mental health.

Part Two: Residential Treatment Center
School districts and employees are often confronted with students who present differently at school and outside of school. This FFT will shed light on the difficult question of what is legally required when issues occurring outside of school are educationally related, and what IEP teams need to consider when parents request special education a RTC placement for behaviors which staff feel are not manifesting/occurring at school.

Featured Presenters

During this workshop, you will hear from an attorney and from a district Mental Health Services Coordinator who also holds his MFT, in order for you to leave feeling confident in understanding the logistical, practical and legal aspects of mental health services as it relates to school districts.
  • Aimee Perry, Attorney and Student Practice Group Co-Chair, Lozano Smith
  • Paul Warren, Mental Health Services Coordinator, Lodi SELPA

Who Should Attend

Superintendents, Directors of Student Services, Directors of Special Education, School Psychologists and/or Counselors, Program Specialists, and other district staff members responsible for IEPs, Section 504 Plans, and mental health services.


$185 per person (both sessions)
$105 per person (individual session)
(Includes Lunch)

Parking Included

Contact Client Services for additional registration and waiting list information.

Registration link for Food for Thought Series Part 2
Friday, May 10, 2019
Registration and More Details

This event is reserved for school district or public agency employees only. Please contact Client Services for more information.

Event Info:

  • March 15th, 2019
  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Rio City Café
  • 1110 Front St.
    Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Workshop