In Person at Almansor Court/ 3 CEU
Franklin Romero is a native Angelino who earned his B.A. in Social Work from California State University, Los Angeles and his Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Franklin has social work experience in providing services to families and children through the Department of Children and Family Services as an emergency response children’s social worker. At the Department of Mental Health, Franklin has worked with youth on probation, delivering counseling and psychotherapy services to families and children as well as conducting crisis response and mental health assessments with the Psychiatric Mobile Response Team (PMRT). Franklin also has gained medical social work experience at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles in working with patients at the end of life stage, working with families and children who have been recently diagnosed with an illness, conducting child abuse assessments and helping families and individuals cope with grief and loss.
Dr. Haydeh Fakhrabadi is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received her M.A. in Clinical Health Psychology in 2001 and graduated from Pepperdine University with a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology in 2006. Dr. Fakhrabadi has been employed by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) since 2008; she joined the Older Adult System of Care Administration in January of 2011. Dr. Fakhrabadi is the lead trainer for the Outpatient Services Division and provides training to the LACDMH workforce, mental health providers, and other community-based organizations on various mental health related topics. Dr. Fakhrabadi is a frequent guest speaker at various local and national conferences providing presentations and trainings related to mental health.
In today’s climate, as a health care professional, it is key to learn how to access patients who may be experiencing a mental health crisis. Increase your skills to engage the suicidal person to discuss their distress, provide hope, and refer to those who can formally assess and intervene with the suicidal individual.
Using a three step model, learn how to recognize the signs of a suicidal crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help.