Professional Development

Free Workshop for Bergen County Schools and Community Based Organizations: Emotional Wellness, World of Resources

Friday, October 12, 2018
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM


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Free Workshop for Bergen County Schools and Community Based Organizations: Emotional Wellness, World of Resources

The Education subcommittee  of the  Children’s Interagency Coordinating Council (CIACC)  of Bergen present a Free Workshop for Mental Health Liaisons and other professionals in Bergen County Schools and Community Based Organizations.  The agenda for the day is as follows:

  •  8:30 – 9:00 – Registration
  • 9:00 – 9:10 -- Welcome and Introductions – Maureen Kerne, Region V
  • 9:10 – 9:30 -- CIACC Liaison 101 – Who, What & Why of the CIACC Liaison Project –Maureen Kerne (Region V) and Michele Hart Loughlin (BC Mental Health Coordinator)
  • 9:30 – 10:45 – Keynote:  Promoting Wellness in Children and Adolescents -Justin R. Misurell, Ph.D., New York University's Child Study Center (View flyer for bio)
  • 10:45 – 11:00 - Break
  • 11:00 – 12:00 – NYU Child Study Center presentation continued
  • 12:00 – 12:45 - LUNCH --- Bring Your Own – there are limited options nearby
  •  12:45 – 2:45 - Speed Resource Networking
  1.  Round Robin Resource Connections – [rotate around each resource table]
  2.  Employment Resources- Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Bergen One Stop Career Center
  3.  Basic Needs and Benefits - Bergen County Board of Social Services
  4. Housing & Homelessness Prevention - McKinney Vento Homeless- Diahann DeRuggerio & BC Housing, Health and Human Services – Julia Orlando
  5. Substance Abuse Resources- Keith Robertson, Student Assistance Counselor
  6.  Emotional Wellness and Stigma-Free in Schools - Suzanne Bassett, Tenafly School District Including, Emotional Wellness School Assessment – Lorraine Gehrig-Mullins, Care Plus, Mary Davey, West Bergen
  7. Children's System of Care- Bergen's Promise-Christa Ten Cate, Mobile Crisis - Jaime Arlia (Care Plus), Family Support Organization- Ro Lobretto
  8.  Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP-formerly DYFS)- Sandra Parente
  9. Truancy and Division of Family Guidance Resources- Kristen Ambrosio and Stephen Carenza
  10. Things You Can Do Now for Students – EPIC youth group – Shelley Stuart, Youth Mental Health First Aid – Stephanie Hartman, Dating Violence Prevention –ADV, Nurtured Heart – Nikki Chiarello, LGBTQIA Programs – Sue Heugy (Care Plus)
  •  2:50 – Wrap-up – Evaluations, Professional Development Certificates

To register go to, login-regionv, password-1234. Click on interregional tab to register.

Bergen County Children’s Interagency Coordinating Council

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Last Updated: 09/25/18