Pathways to Inclusion: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Students Across the Age Span

Pathways to Inclusion: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Students Across the Age Span


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Thursday, May 5, 2022
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Location: zoom

Webinar Description:

Featuring AUCD/CDC's Children’s Mental Health Champions, this 90-minute webinar will be to identify specific strategies that address the mental health needs of students across the age span, including the needs of neurodiverse learners. Mental health challenges can be a barrier to inclusion and addressing these challenges can enhance opportunities for participation in educational activities. Our four presenters will touch on topics such as the impact of early stressors on the mental health of young children (preschoolers), working with school providers to address the social/emotional needs of underserved children (early elementary age) post-pandemic, and supporting school personnel to address the mental health needs of neurodiverse learners, with a focus on autistic students (school-aged) with anxiety. The final presentation will focus on supporting transition for adolescents with emotional/behavioral challenges through an introduction to the RENEW Model.

This webinar is recommended for K-12 educators, including administrators, school specialists, mental health personnel, community mental health providers, and family members.



Tova smiling for a headshot with blonde hair and a floral topTova Hartle

Tova Hartle, MS, Ed.S. is a national board-certified counselor and licensed school counselor working primarily with early childhood and young elementary-age students. As a mental health professional, Tova has taught graduate-level coursework for K-12 educators and presented extensively on topics related to restorative justice, implementation of social-emotional learning practices, and nurturing resilience within young children experiencing significant trauma and adversity.  





Micah OrlissMicah smiling in front of trees with short brown hair wearing a blue plaid shirt

  • Micah Orliss, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Orliss is a faculty member of the Project HEAL program, where he works with children and families exposed to trauma, including infants and children in foster care. He is also an Agency Mentor in the Incredible Years Small Group Dina program, helping to address the needs of young children with social and behavioral challenges.   



JoAnne MalloyJoanne smiling for a headshot in front of a green background with gray hair, wearing a pink scarf and gray blazer

  • JoAnne Malloy, Ph.D., MSW, Research Associate Professor, Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire. Dr. Malloy began working at the UCEDD in New Hampshire in 1992 and is a nationally recognized expert in the field of adolescent mental health with expertise in school-to-career transition services for youth with emotional and behavioral disorders, school-based mental health services, dropout prevention, and family- and youth-driven wraparound. Dr. Malloy has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and teaches in the UNH Social Work Department.  




Judy ReavenWoman with brown hair posing for headshot wearing blue blazer and purple scarf

  • Judy Reaven, Ph.D. Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, in Aurora, Colorado. Dr. Reaven is a clinical psychologist whose clinical and research focus is on the identification and treatment of co-occurring mental health conditions in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), with a focus on anxiety disorders. She is the primary developer of the Facing Your Fears program, a group cognitive-behavior therapy program for children with ASD and anxiety, and has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters on the treatment of anxiety in ASD.



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