Virtual Adult Workshop Surrounding Mental Health Awareness

SEF's Workshop Series Presents the Adult Virtual Mental Health Workshop

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting quarantine have brought stressful changes for families, especially those with children. For students, the transition to distance learning have resulted in more screen time and an abrupt withdrawal from social-emotional connections with friends and teachers.

This is a NO-FEE virtual adult workshop. Registration deadline is July 17th, 2020.

Classes offered:

ENGLISH: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 (NOTE: English workshop is full, Spanish is available)

SPANISH: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm

Instructor Dr. Maria L. Martinez is a clinical psychologist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who supervises the LA County Department of Mental Health School Threat Assessment Response Team (START). She provides threat assessment, intervention and management of students of all ages and provides training and education to many, including community members, parents, and students. She has been deployed to many areas for Emergency Disaster Response, including crisis response county wide due to COVID-19.

Space is limited. Workshop will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Please click below to complete the registration form online (no other form of registration will be accepted).

After registration, a separate email will be sent with more information. For questions, email us at, or call the SEF office at (626) 451-5465.



Register for SEF’s Virtual Mental Health Workshop

Registration deadline: July 24th

Please review and agree to the below disclaimers before completing the registration form.

Publicity Waiver:

SEF members, officers and/or their representatives may occasionally take photographs or film of participants at any SEF event (e.g. holiday events, gala, programs, classes, workshops, etc.) for publicity and informational purposes. These photos or films will be used to either highlight the respective event and/or participants and may be used in SEF’s publicity materials, including but not limited to, articles in SEF newsletters, brochures and public service announcements.

Agreement and Waiver:

An expert in mental health will provide participants in the SEF Mental Health Awareness parent workshop with information. It is understood and expressly agreed to by the participant, to release, indemnify and hold harmless the San Gabriel Educational Foundation, its agents, employees, contractors, the San Gabriel Unified School District, volunteers, presenters, and the City of San Gabriel from any and all liability of any kind for any damage and/or injury incurred in connection with the participant’s participation in the workshop. It is also understood that as the participant, you accept any risks inherent to your participation. We recommend you always consult a qualified medical professional before beginning any physical or mental health program.


As an express condition to participation in the adult only workshop, you must agree to the following terms. If you disagree with any of these terms, do not register to participate. Your registration and any participation in instructional activities mentioned during the workshop mean that you are agreeing to be legally bound by these terms.

  1. By registering in the workshop you are NOT engaging in a therapeutic relationship. If you need therapy, you need to engage the services of a mental health professional. Although Dr. Maria Luz Martinez is a clinical psychologist and a licensed clinical social worker, in providing the services offered here she is not offering therapy, nor is she responsible for any mental health issues you or a family member may have.
  2. There may be risks associated with participating in the workshop with Dr. Maria Luz Martinez for people with pre-existing mental health conditions. Because these risks exist, you will not participate in such activities if you have a pre-existing mental health condition that may result in undue emotional risk.

If you choose to participate, you do so of your own free will and accord, knowingly and voluntarily assuming all risks associated with such activities. content, information, and/or resources provided by SEF’s parent workshop, is for informational and educational enrichment purposes only. All information is provided “as is” without any warranties of any kind either express or implied. The San Gabriel Educational Foundation, its agents, employees, contractors the San Gabriel Unified School District, Dr. Maria Luz Martinez, volunteers and the City of San Gabriel, without limitations, are not responsible for any injuries which may occur as a result of; (a) your use of information & resources provided, (b) the sudden and unforeseen malfunctioning of any technical device during the workshop and (c) our instruction, training, supervision, or recommendation. The information does not contain professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment in any manner. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition. Always consult your physician before beginning any physical or mental health program or following any advice from the workshop. (3) You are expected to use your own good judgment in taking any actions that may relate to our discussions or given in the workshop. Dr. Martinez is in no way responsible for your actions. All decisions and actions are ultimately yours and yours alone to make.

Mindful Movement Parent Workshop

You’re invited to join SEF for an informative and interactive learning experience, SEF’s Mindful Movement Parent Workshop.

When: Friday, January 31st, 2020 from 6:45pm-8:45pm

 Where: The Padillo Room, 324 South Mission Drive, San Gabriel CA

Fee: $10.00/person

The deadline to RSVP for this seminar has been extended to Monday January 27th, 2020

Registration for this fee based class is open to adults only. Sign up today for this social and expressive experience where you will learn the fundamentals of ideal posture and movement beneficial for individuals at any age. Please click here to register by January 27, 2020. Space is limited and the class will be filled first come, first serve. 

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