2017 ‘Be the Change’ Youth Program Agenda

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Welcome Dinner 6:00pm – 8:00pm

‘Be the Change’ participants will kick-off convention with an evening of fun, all while enjoying great food at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Chaperones are welcomed.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Opening Remarks and Plenary – 8:30am-9:30am
photo of John Schlitt, Judy Appel, and State Senator Richardo Lara

John Schlitt, MSW; Judy Appel, JD, MCP; and California State Senator Richardo Lara

Join local, state, and national school health care leaders and dignitaries as we kick off the 2017 convention. We’ll celebrate the past year’s highlights from the field and explore the political landscape for expanding school-based health care to young people and their families. Special youth guests will share their experiences and artistry for speaking out against the structural and cultural norms that are making their communities sick.

Speakers: John Schlitt, MSW, president, School-Based Health Alliance; Judy Appel, JD, MCP, executive director, California School-Based Health Alliance; and California State Senator Richardo Lara (D-Bells Gardens)

Break 9:30am – 9:45am

Youth Workshops A9/B9 9:45am – 12:30pm
Health Care Simulation Activity

This activity will educate youth and other SBHC advocates about the components of the current health service systems available to people nationwide. Through role play and interaction, youth will better understand the importance and benefits of SBHCs, as well as obtain language to advocate for peers to obtain the health services they need.

  • Nathaniel Batiste, Youth Advisory Council member, Louisiana Tech University, LA
  • Nicole Carrillo, Youth Advisory Council member, Southern Adventist University, TN
  • Cameron Estrada, Youth Advisory Council member, Texas Christian University, TX
  • Seleena Moore, MPH, Program Manager, School-Based Health Alliance, Washington, DC

Luncheon Plenary: How Childhood Adversity Affects Health Across a Lifetime and What We Can Do About It (Open to all attendees) – 1:00pm-2:30pm
photo of Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, founder and CEO for the Center for Youth Wellness, a nationally-recognized pediatric health organization based in San Francisco that works with children exposed to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress, explains how early adversity can harm the developing brains and bodies of children and impact their long-term health and how we should respond to this urgent public health crisis. Her talk will delve into the surprising prevalence of ACEs across geographies and communities and highlight the biological pathways that are negatively impacted by early adversity. Finally, she’ll discuss existing models for prevention and intervention and explore cross-sector opportunities to mitigate the harmful impacts of ACEs.

Keynote: Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, founder and CEO, Center for Youth Wellness

Youth Workshop C9/D9 2:45pm – 5:15pm
Design Thinking for Better Health

Participants will be given a crash course in “design thinking,” also known as human-centered design. Taught at universities and companies all over the world, design thinking is an empathetic, iterative and fast-paced approach to solving problems. The objective of this interactive workshop is to empower youth participants to tap into their creativity, collaborate and design their own programs, products, campaigns and other solutions in order to improve their health and the health of their peers.

  • Anna Casalme, BA, California Planned Parenthood Education Fund, Los Angeles, CA

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Youth Workshop E9 8:30am – 9:45pm

In this workshop, the School-Based Health Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) will provide perspectives on the social determinants of health (SDOH) that influence relationships, offer some skills-building tools for identifying unhealthy characteristics and creating healthy patterns, and give ideas about how both adolescents and adults can work together to develop and implement programming that effectively improves student health outcomes.

  • Nathaniel Batiste, Youth Advisory Council Member, Louisiana Tech University, LA
  • Nicole Carrillo, Youth Advisory Council Member, Southern Adventist University, TN
  • Cameron Estrada, Youth Advisory Council Member, Texas Christian University, TX

Youth Workshop F9 10:00am – 11:15am
Leading the Path to Wellness through Youth Advisory Boards

Youth have the ability to become empowered advocates for change. This panel discussion will highlight the work of youth advisory boards of school-based wellness centers within the Los Angeles Unified School District. Student engagement is a critical key component to the success of the Wellness Centers and improving student health. Adult allies and youth panelists will share strategies for developing youth advisory boards and empowering youth to lead health campaigns and youth advocacy work.

  • Jeanne Aguinaldo, BS, Los Angeles Trust for Children, Los Angeles, CA
  • Christian Beauvoir, BA, Los Angeles Trust for Children, Los Angeles, CA
  • Leticia Jenkins, BS, Monroe High School Wellness Center, Los Angeles, CA

Lunch on Your Own/Break 11:15am – 1:45pm

Youth Workshop G9/H9 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Watching from the Sidelines: A Video Supported Forum Theatre for Bystanders

Would you know what to do? Conflicts. Uncertainty. Remorse. Self-doubt. Regret. Vulnerability. Life…Join the YAB as we explore what it means to be a bystander, watching from the sidelines. Using Forum Theatre and a video created by the YAB as a tool, the audience as “spec-actors” will get to think, empathize, and try out different possibilities facing our characters “Brenda” and “Noah.” Stay tuned!

  • Marcia Zorrilla, MPH, Balboa Teen Health Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Annie Guan, Balboa Teen Health Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Marlene Martinez, Balboa Teen Health Center, San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Youth Workshop I9 8:30am – 9:45am
Inclusive Youth Lead SBHC Advocacy and Resource Development Efforts

This session is designed to empower youth to return to their communities and lead successful SBHC advocacy outreach/promotion efforts. Attendees will learn how to identify and engage other students that have historically not been included in advocacy efforts, such as students with disabilities. In addition, participants will learn how to identify and communicate with potential new community partners.

  • Carol Norris, MHA, Norris Consulting Group, Inc., Warner Robbins, GA
  • Kelsey Norris, Norris Consulting Group, Inc., Warner Robbins, GA

Youth Workshop J9 10:00am – 11:15am
Mapping Your Community: the Social Determinants of Health
Many of our health issues are caused by social determinants, where you’re born, grow up, live, and work can determine how healthy you are. In this workshop, participants will use interactive activities to map our communities, brainstorm what health issues are happening in our neighborhoods, and better understand the root causes of a variety of health issues.

  • Molly Baldridge, MPH, California School-Based Health Alliance, Oakland, CA