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  Comprehensive Health and Prevention Programs
Educational Services Branch
  Dawn Anderson, RN, Director
5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo, CA  93012
805.437.1370 Fax: 805.437.1515
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Regional K-12
Student Mental Health Initiative

Interested in Student Mental Health?

Visit the online Clearinghouse to:
   * Find helpful resources
   * Create a personal profile
   * Receive monthly resource updates

http://www.regionalk12smhi.org

   

The California County Superintendents Educational Services Association’s Regional K-12 Student Mental Health Initiative is administered by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.  Prevention and Early Intervention programs implemented by CalMHSA are funded by counties through the voter-approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63).  Prop 63 provides the funding and framework needed to expand mental health services to previously underserved populations and all of California's diverse communities.

 
   

Staff Contact Information

Dawn Anderson, Director
Comprehensive Health
& Prevention Programs
(805) 437-1371
DAAnderson@vcoe.org

Kelly Lara, Prevention Coordinator 
Teacher on Assignment
Prevention Programs
(805) 437-1378
klara@vcoe.org

Gabe Teran, Project Specialist
Friday Night Live
(805) 437-1374
gteran@vcoe.org
Kayden Kim, Project Specialist
Friday Night Live
(805) 437-1367
kkim@vcoe.org
Jaclyn Bull, Senior Secretary
(805) 437-1372
jbull@vcoe.org

Shannon Reveles, Secretary
(805) 437-1365
sreveles@vcoe.org  

Sandy Mintz, Director
Hearing Conservation
(805) 437-1380
smintz@vcoe.org
 
 
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Dawn Anderson, Director, R.N.

The Comprehensive Health and Prevention Programs (CHPP) Department assists schools and districts to support academic achievement and healthy behavioral outcomes for students in safe, supportive, healthy school environments with positive school climates. This is accomplished by providing quality professional development, leadership, consultation and technical assistance, and working collaboratively with many community partners. The department identifies current research and best practices and makes them available to district leaders for easy dissemination.

Through this department, VCOE leads a consortium of seven school districts with a TUPE (Tobacco Use Prevention Education) grant, which addresses not only tobacco use, but also substance abuse and violence prevention. In addition, the department provides leadership, technical assistance and support to four districts that each have their own TUPE grant.

General areas of focus for professional development, leadership, consultation and technical assistance include:

·  Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drugs, and Violence Prevention Education
·  Bullying Prevention and Intervention
·  California Healthy Kids, School Climate and Parent Surveys, biennial administration and data evaluation
·  Communicable Disease Control
·  Comprehensive Safe School Plans
·  Coordinated School Health Programs
·  Health Literacy and Youth Development
·  Hearing Screening, Education and Audiology Services (See Hearing Conservation section)
·  HIV/AIDS Prevention Education
·  Local Control and Accountability Plan (school climate and CHPP)
·  Physical Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle Choices
·  Positive School Culture and Climate
·  Program Involvement – Help districts rewrite Goal 4 of LEA Plans
·  Restorative Justice
·  School Health Services
·  School Nursing
·  Suicide Prevention and Intervention
·  Tobacco Use Prevention Education
·  Youth Development

The department collaborates and partners with Ventura County Behavioral Health, Ventura County Public Health, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, other community agencies and other departments within VCOE to plan, develop and implement programs and activities designed to support and enhance student health, well-being and positive school culture and climate. Direct health screening services are provided to small school districts. 

Resource Links
California Department of Education (Health Services and School Nursing)
California Department of Education (Special Education)

Public Health - State of California

Public Health of Ventura County 
Centers for Disease Control
Concussions:  CDC "Heads Up on Concussions"
Food Allergy Resources 
Ventura County Public Health - Child Health & Disability Prevention Program
Coping with Tragedy - Crisis Preparedness (CA Department of Education)
National Association of School Psychologists - School Safety and Crisis Response

 

 

Comprehensive Health & Prevention Program Workshops and Trainings 

2014-2015 Schedule

Title

Date

Minnesota Smoking Prevention Program (MSPP) - Click here for registration flyer
Or register online at http://vcoe.k12oms.org/1616-88413

October 7, 2014

Restorative Justice Facilitators Network

October 13, 2014

Project Towards No Drug Abuse - Click here for registration flyer
Or register online at http://vcoe.k12oms.org/1616-88420

November 4, 2014

Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals (DITEP) DAY 1 - Click here for registration flyer
Or register online at http://vcoe.k12oms.org/1616-87848

November 5, 2014

Restorative Justice Facilitators Network

November 12, 2014

Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals (DITEP) DAY 2 - Click here for registration flyer
Or register online at http://vcoe.k12oms.org/1616-87848

November 14, 2014

Rx Drug and Heroin Abuse in Ventura County: What You Need to Know - Click here for registration flyer
Or register online at http://vcoe.k12oms.org/1616-86961

November 21, 2014

SB 1266 Epinephrine Auto-Injector Training for School Staff - Click here for registration flyer 
Or register online at http://vcoe.k12oms.org/1616-92320 

December 1, 2014

Implications of Addressing LGBTQ Concerns in Education - Click here for registration flyer
Or register online at http://vcoe.k12oms.org/1616-89390

January 6, 2015

Comprehensive Sexual Health & HIV/AIDS/STD Prevention Education Training - Click here for registration flyer
Or register online at http://vcoe.k12oms.org/1616-87928

February 4, 2015

Restorative Justice Facilitators Network

February 10, 2015

17th Annual Teens Kick Ash Youth Tobacco-Free Advocacy Conference

February 23, 2015

Restorative Justice Facilitators Network

March 5, 2015

Or visit our Department Calendar 

 

   

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