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Yolo County Office of Education

Yolo County Office of Education



Whole Child Equity Summit
2024 Whole child summit DETAILS

2024 Whole child summit DETAILS

  • Date: April 23, 2024, 8:30 am-4:00 pm
  • Location: Yolo County Office of Education Conference Center, 1280 Santa Anita Ct., Suite 120, Woodland, CA
  • Cost: Free Admission - Space is Limited!
  • Breakfast and lunch are included.
The Whole Child Equity Summit is designed for educators, community leaders, parents, local advocates, and policymakers, as well as organizations and agencies that serve children, youth, and families. The summit is an opportunity to grow and learn as we work to make our campuses safe spaces for all students, staff members, and families, where they feel honored and valued.
What to expect:
  • Learn how to utilize the whole child approach to advance equity in Yolo County.
  • Become inspired to implement and act on the principles of whole child leadership to ensure access to quality education for all children and youth.
  • Explore how to create the conditions in our community for youth to thrive.
  • Each participant will receive a free copy of Dr. Shawn Ginwright’s book, The Four Pivots.


8:30 am               Registration and Breakfast
8:55 am               Mindful Moment
9:05 am               Welcome by Garth Lewis, County Superintendent
9:20 am               Keynote Address (with Flourish Agenda)
10:25 am             Break
10:35 am             Mindful Moment
10:40 am             Workshop (with Flourish Agenda)
12:15 pm             Lunch
12:50 pm             Breakout Session 1
2:00 pm               Breakout Session 2
3:05 pm               Community Debrief
3:45 pm               Closing
The breakout sessions to be offered include:
  • Health Information & Privacy: HIPPA/FERPA 101 (with Elizabeth Estes from Breaking Barriers California)
  • Funding Sustainability in Transformation (with Lisa Eisenberg from WestEd)
  • Building an Interconnected System within the California Community School Framework (Dr. Navdeep Purewal, Janine Hughes, and Patricia Schetter from the Capitol Area Regional Transformational Assistance Center) 


Flourish Agenda
Flourish Agenda is a national nonprofit consulting firm that works with youth of color, schools, youth-serving organizations, foundations, and local governments to build and implement strategies that allow young people to flourish. The organization is led by founder and CEO, Dr. Shawn Ginwright.
Dr. Shawn Ginwright is the Jerome T. Murphy Professor of Practice at Harvard Graduate School of Education. His groundbreaking work on trauma, healing, and the empowerment of African American youth has earned him a reputation as an innovator, provocateur, and thought leader in the field of education.
Dr. Shawn Ginwright
Dr. Ginwright's vision is rooted in his extensive experience working directly with young people in urban communities. From grassroots initiatives to serving as the chairman of the board of a $5 billion foundation, he has consistently demonstrated his passion for empowering marginalized youth.
Dr. Ginwright's research has been instrumental in reshaping the discourse surrounding youth development. His introduction of the concept of "healing-centered engagement" in 2018 has revolutionized the field, providing an asset-based approach to addressing youth trauma and fostering resilience. His work has been cited in the New York Times, and he is a highly sought-after speaker on topics ranging from civic engagement and youth activism to the transformative power of healing.


Health Information & Privacy: HIPPA/FERPA 101: Whether HIPAA or FERPA applies and how those laws interact with state confidentiality law will impact school-based health service operations in large and small ways. Elizabeth Estes from Breaking Barriers California will provide an overview of the law and best practices regarding health information and privacy. FERPA is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
Elizabeth EstesElizabeth Estes is the founder of Breaking Barriers California. Elizabeth is the Executive Director of the California Institute on Law, Neuroscience, and Education (Cal Institute), which promotes a collaborative focus on neuroscience, law, education, and social justice to improve literacy outcomes for children and youth. She has dedicated her legal career to supporting schools and the children they serve. She founded Breaking Barriers in 2014 to bring together leaders from across child-serving systems throughout California who are united by the conviction that only through collaborative planning and problem-solving can we insure the educational, social, emotional, and behavioral well-being of California’s children and youth. 


The Capitol Area Regional Technical Assistance Center (R-TAC) is led by the Sacramento County Office of Education and the Placer County Office of Education. The Capitol Area R-TAC is supporting community schools across the region by collaborating with three non-profit organizations to develop high-quality professional learning and technical assistance
The Capitol Area R-TAC will be presenting on the building of an interconnected system within the California Community School Framework. The team includes Dr. Navdeep Purewal, Janine Hughes, and Patricia Schetter.
Navdeep Purewal
Dr. Navdeep Purewal, Ed.D., is the Director, Community Schools Initatives at the Sacramento County Office of Education. She leads the CA Community Schools Partnership Program Capitol Area Regional Transformational Assistance Center (R-TAC). Navdeep works closely with state, county, and district leaders to emphasize the importance of establishing coherence among the programs and services in community schools to ensure equitable access and services for students, families, educators, and community partners. Her work is embedded in equity, inclusion, and diversity, and she is a strong advocate of policies, programs, and practices that support the whole child. Navdeep collaborates with organizations across the state to ensure strategic and concerted efforts resulting in increased outcomes for students. She holds a B.S. in Biology, an M.A. in Education, and an Ed.D. in Learning and Instruction.
Breakout session description

Breakout session description

Lisa Eisenberg from WestEd will be presenting a session on funding sustainability.
Lisa Eisenberg
Lisa Eisenberg is the Child & Youth Health Financing Project Director for the Strategic Resource Allocation and Systems Planning team at WestEd. With more than 10 years of experience in school-based health policy and implementation, Lisa supports WestEd’s continued growth into school-based health and developing partnerships with the health sector to reduce inequities to student learning. 

Prior to joining WestEd, Lisa worked for nine years with the California School-Based Health Alliance, most recently as the Director of Policy and External Affairs. At CSHA, Lisa led several, multi-staged policy and finance efforts with various state agencies and developed many tools to illustrate how schools and partners can leverage various funding streams to better address the whole child needs of students. Lisa holds a master’s degree in public policy and social welfare from UC Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree from UCLA.


Director, Special Projects