Pupil Personnel Services Guidance Documents for Checking-in on Students During School Closures

1 hour running time

Free for CASP members
This presentation will provide PPS credentialed professionals with thoughtful guidance as their mode of communication with their students change from in-person to remote contact. It will include a “Check-In” process with students during school closures, a School Telehealth Checklist, and hyperlinked resources for further professional support.


Tom Sopp, MA., School Psychologist, LMFT, is a school psychologist with the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) which is a large, culturally diverse, urban school district. Tom is assigned to the Family Resource Center (FRC), where he supports school sites by assessing the site’s tiered support services, collaborating with staff on adding intervention services, providing individual and group counseling services to students, modeling classroom social/emotional lessons for teachers, providing parent training, and leading professional development for school staff. In addition, he is the Advocacy & Leadership Committee chair for the California Association of School Psychologists (CASP).

Susan K. Coats, Ed.D., LEP, is the CASP Chair on Mental Health and Crisis Consultation, a CDE Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup member, and a School Psychologist on Specialist Assignment for her district’s K-12 mental health and social emotional learning programs. She received U.S. Congressional Recognition for her work establishing the first NAMI High School Club in the East San Gabriel Valley in 2016, and in 2017 awarded “Child Advocate of the Year” from the California Mental Health Advocates for Children and Youth. In addition, she is a trainer for Youth Mental Health First Aid, PREPaRE, and the Student Mental Health Initiative.
LMFTs/LCSWs/LPCCs/LEPs: This course meets the qualifications for 1 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs/LCSWs/LPCCs/LEPs licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. NCSPs: The course meets the qualifications for 1 hours of Continuing Professional Development for Nationally Certified School Psychologists, under Provider Number 1025, licensed by the National Association of School Psychologists. CASP is responsible for the content of this workshop.

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