Increasing Attendance in Students with Mental Health Challenges: A Community-Based Approach

1.5 hours running time

Topics for this webinar will include:

  • School Attendance and Mental Health
  • The Role of Mental Health Providers in the School Setting
  • The Role of Psychological Assessments to Identify Barriers, Strengths, etc.
  • The Sense of Connectedness Amongst Students
  • Introduction of a Community-Based Program/Approach
  • Specific Interventions/Supports
  • Barriers to Success
  • Resources for a Community-Based School Environment


Cassandra Apple is a licensed MFT and a graduate of Chapman University. She has over a decade of clinical experience working primarily with adolescents and families who have been impacted by trauma, severe mental illness or who are part of the foster care system. She has served as a Clinical Director in a residential facility and is currently working for Temecula Valley Unified School District. Her primary responsibilities include oversight of a specialized therapeutic program, which involves providing direct individual and group sessions and therapeutic guidance to staff, as well as completion of Educationally Related Mental Health Services Assessments (ERMHS) for students K-12. Cassandra is on the Region 10 Behavior Committee and a co-chair for the District 3 HOPE Collaborative.





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