Marleen Wong, PhD
Dr. Wong is one of the original developers of CBITS. Formerly the director of mental health services, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention at LAUSD, she is identified by the White House as one of the "pre-eminent experts in school crisis and recovery" and the "architect of school safety programs" by The Wall Street Journal. In response to the tragic school shootings across the country and acts of terrorism in Oklahoma City and New York, she developed mental health recovery programs; crisis and disaster training for school districts, law enforcement, and Department of Defense personnel in the United States, Canada, Israel, Europe, and Asia; and is frequently a consultant for the U.S. Department of Education to assist with recovery programs for schools impacted by violence, school shootings, terrorism, and natural disasters.
- Assistant dean, clinical professor, and director of field education, University of Southern California School of Social Work
- Director and principal investigator, Treatment and Services Adaptation Center for Resiliency, Hope, and Wellness in Schools
- MSW, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
- California Institute for Clinical Social Work/Sanville Institute, Berkeley
- Wong, M. (2002). Jane's school safety handbook. London: Jane's Information Group.
- Wong, M. (2004). Jane's safe school planning guide. London: Jane's Information Group.
- Wong, M. (2004). Jane's teacher safety guide. London: Jane's Information Group.
- Wong, M. (2005). Commentary: Building partnerships between schools and academic partners to achieve a health research agenda. Ethnicity and Disease, 16, 89-97.
- Wong, M. (2008). Interventions to reduce psychological harm from traumatic events among children and adolescents, a commentary on the application of findings to the real world of schools, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 35(4), 398-400.
- Wong, M., Rosemond, M., Stein, B. D., Langley, A. K., Kataoka, S., & Nadeem, E. (2007). School-based intervention for adolescents exposed to violence. The Prevention Researcher, 14, 17-20.
- Wong, M., Stein, B. D., Kataoka, S., Steiger, E. M., & Fink, A. A guide for intermediate and long-term mental health services after school-related violent events. Available from www.samhsa.gov