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CUSD & Hoag Speaker Series

Capistrano Unified School District and Hoag Hospital have partnered to host a series of events titled “Helping Teens and Families Navigate Mental Health and Wellness,” featuring discussions on a variety of topics that impact today’s young people. Each presentation will conclude with a panel of teen mental health experts from ASPIRE at Hoag to answer audience questions.

ASPIRE (After School Programs for Interventions and Resiliency Education) at Hoag is designed to help young people experiencing emotional and neurobehavioral problems, including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and other symptoms related to mental health.

Upcoming Events:

Discover other CUSD Webinars Here



Tuesday, December 15, 2020: How to Keep your Family Healthy During the Holidays

Holiday Healthy



Past Events:

Wednesday, February 26, 2020: Self Harm and Suicide

Watch the full video of this powerful discussion with mental health experts from ASPIRE at Hoag
on our YouTube channel, linked here.

Self Harm and Suicide Flyer


Past Events:

11/13/19: Identifying Substance Abuse Disorders and Vaping Dangers
Teen and Mental Health Flyer
WHO: Featured Speaker: Steven Ey, MD

Sina Safahieh, MD
Prerna Rao, LMFT
Dave Cook, LMFT

The common warning signs of teen drug and alcohol use
Dangers of vaping
How to approach the topic with youth
What resources are available if help is needed. 

Watch the Video


Past Events:

9/11/19: Gaming, Social Media and Mental Wellness
Helping Teens and Families Flyer
WHO: Featured Speaker: Sina Safahieh, MD

Prerna Rao, LMFT
Valeri Trazise, LMFT

Psychological effects of excessive gaming and social media
Signs for concern
The impact technology has on adolescent behavior and brain development
Ways to help youth

Watch the Video Recording