Adolescent Mental Wellness Conference: Overcoming Cultural Barriers to Access

Conference Program (booklet pdf)

Day 1: Friday April 27, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration/Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks
Location: Mission City Ballroom
Speakers:
Sherri Sager, MPA, Chief Government and Community Relations Officer, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Steven Adelsheim, MD, Director, Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing
Amia Nash, MA, Miss Silicon Valley

Plenary Panel: Cultural Barriers to Access
Time: Friday, 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Location: Mission City Ballroom
Speakers:
Jeffrey Hutchinson, MD, Colonel, United States Uniformed Services University
Maricela Gutiérrez, Services Immigration Rights and Education Network (SIREN)
Rania Awaad, MD, The Khalil Center
Fernando Mendoza, MD, Stanford School of Medicine (moderator)

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Morning Breakout Sessions

When to Worry: Typical Teen Behavior versus Signs of Mental Distress
How can you tell the difference between typical teen behavior and when you might need to contact a clinician? In this interactive workshop, we’ll look at case studies of teens who are healthy and those whose moods and actions may warrant medical attention. Our panel of experts in adolescent medicine, psychiatry, and education will help you decipher when to stay calm and when you may want to seek additional help–and will offer strategies to help address the underlying causes of distress and promote emotional and physical health.
Room: 203
Track: Family
Speakers:
Neville Golden, MD, Stanford Department of Adolescent Medicine
Shashank Joshi, MD, Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Denise Pope, PhD, Challenge Success, Stanford School of Education

Supporting the Mental Health of College Students of Color
Room: 201
Track: Educator
Speakers:
Jan Barker Alexander, MEd, Interim Assistant Vice Provost, Centers of Equity, Community, and Leadership; Resident Fellow of Ujamaa, Stanford University
Dereca Blackmon, MDiv, Associate Dean and Director, Stanford Diversity and First-Gen Office
Tamara Strong-Chavez, Psychology Trainee, Asian Americans for Community Involvement
Anthony Miner, PsyD, Internship and Training Manager, Asian Americans for Community Involvement
Erika Roach, MA, Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing (moderator)

Using Technology to Promote Culturally Competent Mental Health Care
Room: 204
Track: Youth
Speakers:
Siavash Zohoori, Community Program Specialist for San Mateo County, Co-founder of #HowAreYou Campaign
Bhupendra Sheoran, Executive Director, youth + tech + health (YTH)
Mariela Uribe, Program Officer, youth + tech + health (YTH)

Clinical Art Therapy with Adolescents: Neurodevelopment, Assessment and Treatment Utilizing Art Therapy Process
Room: 209
Track: Clinician
Speakers:
Sarah Kremer, LPCC, ATR-BC, Acknowledge Alliance
Lisa Manthe, LMFT, ATR-BC, New Directions Adolescent School
Jennifer Harrison, PsyD, ABPP, ATR-BC, DAAETS, Therapy Partners of the Peninsula

Adolescent Substance Abuse: Risk, Resilience, Prevention, and Treatment
This symposium/workshop will address current research-based and developmentally-informed understanding of risk and protective factors and evidence-based prevention and treatment for adolescent substance use disorders. The clinical implications and relevance of the research presented will be highlighted by clinical vignettes and case-driven discussion.
Room: 210
Track: Clinician
Speakers:
Paula Riggs, MD, Professor and Director of the Division of Substance Dependence, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Anna Lembke, MD, Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
David Grunwald, MD, Stanford Department of Psychiatry and  Behavioral Sciences (moderator)

Resiliency and Culturally-Based Life Skills Training
Room: 212
Track: Policymaker
Speakers:
Virgil Moorehead, PsyD, Two Feathers Native American Family Services
Ana Lilia Soto, MA, Andariega Collective, Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing
Subrina Reyes, Mayahuel graduate and Youth Advisor for Santa Clara County “headspace” Youth Advisory Member
Tristin Severns, Advisory Board Member for Humboldt County Transition-Age Youth Collaboration
Steven Adelsheim, MD, Director, Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing (moderator)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Interfaith Approaches to Youth Mental Wellness
Room: 209
Track: Family
Speakers:
Gigi Crowder, NAMI Contra Costa
Rania Awaad, MD, Khalil Center
Rabbi Lisa Delson, Peninsula Temple Sholom
Denise Pope, PhD, Challenge Success & Stanford School of Education (moderator)

Creating Gender-Inclusive Schools to Support Gender-Minority Children and Youth
Room: 201
Track: Educator
Speakers:
Lisa Kenny, Executive Director, Gender Spectrum
Pier Angeli La Place, Assistant Principal, Gunn High School

My Parents Don’t Get It: Bridging Cultural and Generational Divides
Room: 203
Track: Youth
Speakers:
Jason Li, Stanford Undergraduate, CHIPAO for Teens
Diana Zhao, Stanford Undergraduate, CHIPAO for Teens
Amia Nash, MA, Miss Silicon Valley
Salma Mostafa, Khalil Center Youth Advisory Group
Rona Hu, MD, Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (moderator)

Supporting Immigrant Families: Trauma-Informed Approaches
This panel will review programs and initiatives that address trauma and trauma-informed care in multidisciplinary community settings like schools. Learn how we as educators, clinicians and community members can support families despite fears of accessing services, stigma and the like.
Room: 204
Track: Youth
Speakers:
Jen Coloma, PhD, Children’s Health Council
Martha Merchant, PhD, UCSF HEARTS
Heyman Oo, MD, MPH, FUERTE
Mio Hidaka, LCSW, Program Manager, Asian Americans for Community Involvement (moderator)

Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Diverse Communities
During this session the panelists will discuss relevant factors that directly influence behaviors of culturally and ethnically diverse communities accessing care.  Factors such as trauma, stigma, disproportionality, cultural stereotypes and discrimination impact the system’s success. The conversation will emphasize how outreach and engagement of youth in these communities must be customized.
Room: 201
Track: Clinician
Speakers:
Jeffrey Hutchinson, MD, Colonel, United States Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Clayton Chau, MD, PhD, Well Being Trust
Steven Sust, MD, Stanford Department of Psychiatry (moderator)

Intersectionality as a Critical Framework for Supporting Youth
Room: 212
Track: Policymaker
Speakers:
Dereca Blackmon, MDiv, Associate Dean and Director, Stanford Diversity and First-Gen Office
Yvette Flores, PhD, UC Davis Department of Chicana/o Studies

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Mindfulness Session
Location: Mission City Ballroom
John Rettger, PhD, Director of Mindfulness, Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program, Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Plenary Panel: Intersection of Mental Health and Marijuana Legalization
Location: Mission City Ballroom
Speakers
Paula Riggs, MD, University of Colorado
David Mineta, CEO, Momentum for Mental Health; Former Deputy Director of Demand Reduction, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Seth Ammerman, MD, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University; Stanford Children's Health; Medical Director, Teen Health Van

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote
Location: Mission City Ballroom
Gary Blau, PhD, Chief of the Child, Adolescent and Family Branch of the U.S. Center for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Saturday April 28, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration/Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Location: Mission City Ballroom
Dennis T. Lund, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Interim CEO, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
Michael Fitzgerald, Executive Director, Behavioral Health Services, El Camino Hospital

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Morning Plenary: Understanding the Experience of Non-Binary Youth
Location: Mission City Ballroom

Lisa Wepfer, NOVA/City of Sunnyvale and San Mateo County Pride Center
Juliana Diaz
Ben Liddie, Outlet Program Coordinator, Adolescent Counseling Services
Gilbert Gammad, San Mateo County Pride Center; Outlet Program Coordinator, Adolescent Counseling Services
Emmie Matsuno, MA, Counseling Psychology PhD Candidate, UC Santa Barbara (moderator)

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Morning Breakout Sessions

Harnessing the Power of Peer Support
Location: 204
Track: Family
Speakers:
Clayton Chau, MD, PhD, Well Being Trust
Michelle Carlson, MScPH, Executive Director, Teen Line
Tiffany Nguyen, Piedmont Hills High School Student, Bring Change to Mind Youth Advisor
Sofia Guerra, Burlingame High School Student, Bring Change to Mind Youth Advisor
Martel Okonji, Program Director, Peer Health Exchange
Solome Tibebu, Founder and Executive Director, AnxietyinTeens.org (moderator)

New Policies and Tools in Suicide Prevention
This panel will provide an overview of AB 2246 and discuss common gaps/issues/challenges in policy implementation, discuss the comprehensive toolkit for suicide prevention and Mental Health promotion developed by the HEARD alliance, ECH Aspire’s program and collaboration with Fremont Union HSD in suicide prevention and education, and FUHSD’s response to and implementation of AB 2246.”
Room: 210
Track: Educator
Speakers:
Steven Lo, LMFT, LPCC, ASPIRE Program, El Camino Hospital
Hayley Giniger, LMFT, Program Specialist, Fremont Union High School District
Shashank Joshi, MD, Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stan Collins, Suicide Prevention Specialist

New Ideas in Mental Health Literacy — Youth Innovation Panel
Room: 203
Track: Youth
Speakers:Nadia Ghaffari, Founder of TeenzTalk.org, Youth Advisor for Children’s Health Council and Santa Clara County ‘headspace”
Nura Mostaghimi, Samhita Bhat, Zoe Adelsheim, Ireene Hsu, Jade Sebti, Stephanie Zhang
(Representing 2017 Stanford Mental Health Innovation Challenge Winners and/or
Members of Santa Clara County “headspace” Youth Advisory Group)
Roshelle Ogundele, MSW, Stanford Psychiatry Center for Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing (moderator)

What Does Culturally Appropriate Care Look Like? Understanding Differences in Emotional Expression
When considering overcoming cultural barriers to care and improving cultural competence clinicians must be able to accurate and compassionately receive the client. This session will begin with addressing how communities of color manifest distress differently psychologically, behaviorally and emotionally, yet all these atypical ways can be culturally appropriately. The speakers will also specifically explore, research regarding cultural orientations and emotional expression within Chinese American immigrant families with 1st and 2nd generation children. Lastly, guidelines for culturally appropriate treatment will be provided.
Room: 201
Track: Clinician
Speakers:
Meag-gan O’Reilly, PhD, Vaden Health Center
Asale Hubbard, PhD, Vaden Health Center
Qing Zhou, PhD, UC Berkeley Culture and Family Lab
Erika Roach, MA, Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing (moderator)

Breaking Silos Through Community Partnerships
Room: 212
Track: Policymaker
Speakers:Supervisor Joe Simitian, County of Santa Clara
Toni Tullys, Director of Behavioral Health Services, County of Santa Clara
Sherri Sager, MPA, Chief Government and Community Relations Officer, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Safe, Culturally Appropriate Care: Why It’s Important and Where to Find It
Room: 201
Track: Family
Speakers:
Gina Rosales, The Trevor Project
Rania Awaad, MD, Khalil Center
Rukhsana Chaudhry, PsyD, American Muslim Health Professionals
Anne Ehresman, MSW, Executive Director, Project Cornerstone (moderator)

Digital Citizenship and Safety Online
Room: 203
Track: Educator
Speakers:
Erica Pelavin, LCSW, PhD, My Digital Tat2
Larry Magid, EdD, Connect Safely
Elizabeth Li , Google Recruiting and UC Berkeley, MPH 2019 (moderator)

Effectively Using Film and Video for Suicide Prevention
Room: 210
Track: Youth
Speakers:
Stan Collins, Suicide Prevention Specialist; Co-Creator, Directing Change
“Not Alone” film cast: Lauren Tetrev, Helene Johnsen, Gina Welisch, Anna Gunderson
Vicki Harrison, MSW, Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing (moderator)

Working with Gender-Expansive Youth: Cultural Competence for Clinicians
This workshop is intended to increase knowledge about barriers faced by gender and sexual minority (GSM) youth when accessing the healthcare system. We will review gender identity development in youth, the spectrum of gender, and gender dysphoria. We will discuss cisgender privilege and provide real case scenarios to illustrate barriers and microaggressions GSM youth face when interacting with healthcare providers. By the end of the workshop, participants will have increased knowledge of how to effectively interact with GSM youth within a gender-affirming framework.
Room: 204
Track: Clinician
Speakers:
Ruby Spies, Berkeley High School Student
Jonathan Avilla, MD, Stanford Division of Adolescent Medicine
Neville Golden, MD, Stanford Department of Adolescent Medicine (moderator)

Mental Health Services Act (MHSA): What It Is and How to Access It
Room: 212
Track: Policymaker
Speakers:Toby Ewing, Executive Director, California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission
John Boyd, PsyD, CEO, Sutter Health & Chair, California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission
Steven Adelsheim, MD, Director, Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing (moderator)

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Plenary: Media and Youth Suicide — Best Practices for Reporting and Storytelling
Location: Mission City Ballroom
Speakers:
Stan Collins, Suicide Prevention Specialist
“Not Alone” film cast: Lauren Tetrev, Helene Johnsen, Gina Welisch, Anna Gunderson
Sansea Jacobson, MD, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Vicki Harrison, MSW, Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing (moderator)

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

"Not Alone" Film Clip & Closing Performance by "Youth Speaks"
Location: Mission City Ballroom

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Location: Mission City Ballroom
Sherri Sager, MPA, Chief Government and Community Relations Officer, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford