California’s Expanded Learning Infrastructure: Partners in Health, Mental Health, and Substance Use Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment Webinar
Tuesday, March 27, 2024, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Join the California AfterSchool Network (CAN), the California Department of Education’s Opportunities for All Branch,  County Leads from the System of Support for Expanded Learning (SSEL) and other County Office of Education leaders, Advocates for Human Potential (AHP), the California Institute of Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS), and Community Based Organization leaders from the Boys and Girls Club to learn about the states vision for school-based wellness, and the potential of state, county/regional, and site-level partnerships to support access to school-based and school-linked health, mental health, and substance use prevention, intervention and treatment.

Supported by a coherent statewide vision, there has never been a better time to establish school-based and school-linked partnerships that support health, mental health, and substance use prevention, intervention, and treatment in California. California has the largest system of school-based and school-linked Expanded Learning programs (before school, after school, intersession, and summer) in the nation. This system is supported by a robust System of Support for Expanded Learning (SSEL). These programs, which exist in nearly every school district in the state, offer a flexible environment to support student and family wellness.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of the sector’s challenges in partnership with schools and reaching youth. 
  • Provide an overview of the goals and the scale of California’s world-class Expanded Learning system and the opportunities for partnering with Expanded Learning programs as a viable strategy for reaching youth and engaging their families. 
  • Promote County and Regional partnerships with County agencies and the System of Support for Expanded Learning. 
  • Provide Local examples of how Expanded Learning programs have been leveraged to provide pathways to treatment.


  • Date: March 27, 2024
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Guest Speakers

Our webinar will be facilitated by Jeff Davis, Executive Director of the California AfterSchool Network (CAN), and include the following guests:

  • Josh Blecha, Coordinator, Expanded Learning, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
  • Mark Drewes, Director, Expanded Learning, Sacramento County Office of Education
  • Ernesto Durán, Regional Director and Expanded Learning County Lead, Ventura County Office of Education
  • Nora Hana, Director, Comprehensive Health, San Joaquin County Office of Education
  • Sarah Neville Morgan, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, Opportunities for All Branch, California Department of Education 
  • Louise Nieto, M.A., LMFT, Program Director for the California Youth Opioid Response program, Advocates for Human Potential
  • Elizabeth Salazar, Consultant, California Institute of Behavioral Health Solutions
  • Christina Sepulveda, Vice President of Community Impact Programs, Boys and Girls Clubs of Garden Grove

Support Team 

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