Event Calendar

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

SEMINAR SERIES: Mental Health Risk and Resiliency through the Lens of MTSS

Start Date: 2/14/2023 9:30 AM EST
End Date: 2/14/2023 2:00 PM EST

Venue Name: SCASA Building

1 Fernandina Court
Suite A
Columbia, SC  United States  29212

Organization Name: SCASA

Email: mail@scasa.org
Phone: 8037988380

Session Description:
Supporting student mental health through multi-tiered systems of support means promoting resiliency universally and having timely, coordinated responses to signs of student risk. But how do we monitor student risk effectively and how do we know when a student needs more support and intervention? This seminar will provide the opportunity for participants to increase their understanding of risk and protective factors impacting students, as well as how to use the information and data available to them to help inform decisions in ways that align with best practices. 
  • Framing of Youth Mental Health Crisis
  • Overview of Mental Health Functioning
  • Mapping Mental Health Functioning and Symptoms onto MTSS 
  • Resiliency, Risk, and Protective Factors, a working model
  • Student Risk Profiles and Practice Thinking through Risk
  • Translating Training into Action Reflection

Dr. Joseph (J.J.) Ferrito

About the Presenter:

Dr. Joseph (J.J.) Ferrito is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist in New Jersey. He specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Dr. Ferrito has experience working with children and adolescents across a variety of levels of care including schools. Dr. Ferrito’s research has focused on sustainable methods for fostering and assessing Social Emotional Learning and Character Development (SECD) in children and adolescents. 

Dr. Ferrito earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Marist College, Master’s Degree in School Psychology from Rutgers University, and Doctorate in Applied Psychology from Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. He completed an APA Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital in San Diego California. He then completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Forensic Psychology at Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Registration Fees:
Online with Credit Card
Seminar Subscribers - FREE
Non Seminar Subscribers - $60
Mail in Registration with Check
Seminar Subscribers - FREE
Non Seminar Subscribers - $75
If your school district is a seminar subscriber, please use the following promotional code to receive the FREE registration: SEMINAR23

Cancellation Policy:
All registration cancellations must be submitted and received by email no later than Tuesday, February 7. A $15 processing fee applies to all non seminar subscriber cancellations. No refund requests will be accepted after Tuesday, February 7. Please email your cancellation requests to April Griffin at april@scasa.org.