- March – Self Harm Awareness Month
- March 6-12, 2022 – National School Social Worker Week
- Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Faith and Mental Health Forum: Building Your Knowledge Base
The OC Sheriff’s Interfaith Advisory Council is hosting a Faith and Mental Health Forum for local faith and mental health leaders on March 9 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Christ Cathedral Arboretum. The forum will feature subject matter experts speaking about mental health, local services, resources, and trainings available.
- Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
CBT Interventions for Anxiety and Depression Training
This session will provide information on Cognitive Behavioral Intervention to support students experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression. School-based mental health staff will learn strategies to share with educators to promote healthy classroom environments and build student resiliency. Attendees will also explore the prevalence of anxiety and depression, risk and protective factors, the impact of these conditions on learning, and how school connectedness can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
- Saturday, March 12, 2022, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
You’re WORTH It: A Special Live Music Event
Join Connect-OC and Community Outreach Alliance for “You’re WORTH IT” – a special live music event and discussion supporting mental health at the Baha’i Center. This unique event will explore themes such as hope, resilience, and mental wellness through a panel discussion, resource fair, and musical performances. This event is offered at no cost for OC young adults ages 16 – 24. Space is limited.
- Monday, March 21, 2022, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PT
Wellness in the Classroom: Implementation Webinar
Best Practices for addressing trauma, self-care, social problem solving and suicide prevention
This webinar is designed to help address the wellbeing of the whole student. Hosted by the Orange County Resource Directory on March 21, 2022 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., the purpose of this webinar is to share resources and strategies for supporting students showing signs and symptoms of trauma, suicide ideation, and social or emotional distress. Self-care techniques for educators will be shared and case examples will be included. The webinar is designed for K-12 school counselors, teachers, social workers, psychologists, mental health professionals, and administrators. > More info
- Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
LGBTQIA+ and Mental Health Training
Learn effective strategies to create an inclusive and safe environment for your school’s LGBTQIA+ community. This training will cover common terms, risk factors, stages of identity development, the coming out process, behavioral interventions, and strategies to be an affirmative school mental health professional. The training will also review the latest legislation related to LGBTQIA+ students.
- Saturday, March 26, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Virtual Foster Youth College and Career Fair
The Orangewood Independent Living Program and Orange County Department of Education is hosting a virtual Foster Youth College and Career Fair open to current and former foster youth ages 16 and up and their Adult Supporters. Youth will choose what topics they want to pursue during the event. Topics include: Interview Tips, College Survival Tips, Resume Tips, College Extracurriculars. The first 60 youth to register by March 7 will receive a bag full of goodies!
- Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
How to Support the treatment of Eating Disorders
A Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Pediatric Psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders among children and adolescents will lead a presentation for school communities exploring common eating disorders, strategies for recognizing and supporting students with disordered eating in the school setting, clinical assessment goals and tools, and eating disorder services throughout Orange County.
- Thursday, March 31, 2022, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Youth-Led Conference: Making Wellness a Part of Every Student’s School Day
Mental health doesn’t take a break when the academic day begins. The Community Networking Project is hosting this county-wide youth-led conference. During this interactive conference, OC students will share easy, tangible ways for educators to incorporate wellness and social and emotional practices and activities that support student well-being inside and outside of the classroom. Students will talk candidly about how these strategies have been critical to their academic performance at school and in their lives. The conference will also feature discussions with experts and participants and a special (*stay tuned*) guest. All students, families, educators, teachers, counselors, mental health leaders, and school staff are welcome to attend.
- Monday, February 7th, 2022, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. PT
Implementing Identity Support Plans for Transgender, Gender non-conforming and Non-binary Students
Part 2 – The How – Identity Support Plan; Putting the tools into practice
- March 3, 2021
Orange County Youth Town Hall: Promoting Youth Mental Health and Well-Being Through Resiliency and Community Connection
- June 17 & 18, 2021
27th Annual 2-Day Meeting of the Minds Mental Health Conference