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Monica Nepomuceno

MSW, Education Programs Consultant, Mental Health Svcs Program
at
California Department of Education

Monica Nepomuceno is an Education Programs Consultant at the California Department of Education. In this capacity, Monica chairs the Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup, is the Project Cal-Well Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Coordinator and a YMHFA Instructor, and represents the voice of K-12 students on several committees.

Monica is passionate about creating a better public understanding of the mental health needs of California K-12 students. This includes helping all school staff, parents, and community members increase their knowledge and awareness of student mental health. She is highly committed to helping schools and districts build capacity to support student-centered mental health programs, which include the identification of students in need, improving school climate, providing direct services, staff training, student training, opportunities for youth engagement and a role for peer support.

She understands firsthand the effects that an undiagnosed and untreated mental health issue can have on a person's life. Her lived experience has helped her advocate for students’ diverse needs and the ability for youth-serving adults to intervene timely, respectful, and culturally appropriate manner. Monica stresses the importance of recognizing symptoms early on and before they interfere with daily functioning or become debilitating.

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Events featuring Monica Nepomuceno

Mar 10, 2021
2:30pm — 3:00pm
Presented by
Blue Shield of California’s BlueSky Initiative

Events featuring Monica Nepomuceno

Mar 10, 2021
2:30pm — 3:00pm
Presented by
Blue Shield of California’s BlueSky Initiative