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LCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference 2022 has ended

Loudoun County Public Schools Department of Student Services is pleased to host the 4th Annual Mental Health and Wellness Conference.  

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Saturday, January 29 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Panel Discussion - Culture, Identity, and Mental Health: What Families Need To Know

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School-based clinicians who are members of racially and ethnically (REM) minoritized groups will discuss being culturally responsive to students and families. Implications for how mental health is explained, including overcoming resistance to treatment, and how to develop collaborative relationships to understand cultural norms and improve student outcomes will be discussed.

Session Link
Meeting number (access code): 2316 506 0891
Meeting password: prKdxHH3M53
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+1-415-655-0001 US Toll

Speakers
avatar for Maral Abooali. M.A

Maral Abooali. M.A

School Psychologist, Loudoun County Public Schools
Maral Abooali is pleased to work in Loudoun County Public Schools as a school psychologist and serve Lightridge High School. Prior to working at Lightridge High School, Maral was the school psychologist at Potomac Falls High School – her alma mater! After graduating from LCPS (PFHS... Read More →
avatar for Zara Ahmad

Zara Ahmad

School Psychologist, Loudoun County Public Schools
Born in Afghanistan and came to USA as a refugee in 1980. Currently involved in a mental health consultant role with various organizations aiding the Afghan refugees coming to America. In addition, I have facilitated sessions on disabilities in the Afghan community at the annual Afghan... Read More →
avatar for Wei Lo

Wei Lo

School Psychologist, Loudoun County Public Schools
Wei Lo (she/her) is a first-year school psychologist at Loudoun County Public Schools. She is from Taiwan and obtained her Ed.S. degree from Radford University. Her special interest is to improve equity in education at a systemic level, particularly for students who are trans, queer... Read More →
avatar for Laetitia Sakponou

Laetitia Sakponou

School Psychologist, Loudoun County Public Schools
Laëtitia Sakponou is a school psychologist with LCPS at the secondary level. She is from Benin, born in France, and grew up in Virginia. She identifies as Black with She/Her/Hers pronouns. She is dedicated to working with students of diverse backgrounds and being mindful of cultural... Read More →
avatar for Charles Barrett, PhD

Charles Barrett, PhD

Coordinator, Diagnostic and Psychological Services, Loudoun County Public Schools
Charles A. Barrett, PhD, NCSP is a Coordinator for Diagnostic and Psychological Services with Loudoun County Public Schools. Additionally, he is an adjunct lecturer at Northern Virginia Community College, the Graduate School of Education at Howard University, the College of Education... Read More →



Saturday January 29, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am EST