Marleen Wong, LCSW, PhD, currently at the University of Southern Californa, was the Director of Crisis Counseling and Intervention Services for the Los Angeles Unified School District. She has developed:
- School crisis teams
- Mental health recovery programs
- Training for school districts and law enforcement personnel in the United Status, Canada and Asia
She is frequently consulted by the US DOE to assist with recovery for schools impacted by violence and disaster. Dr. Wong collaborated on the development and evaluation of the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), an evidence-based program that uses skill-based, group intervention to relieve symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and general anxiety among children exposed to trauma.
Dr. Wong has served on the Institute of Medicine Committee on Preparing for the Psychological Consequences of Terrorism and the IOM's Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health, which is charged with assessing national priorities and approaches to public health and medical practice, public policy, research, education and training.
Dr. Wong is an advisory board member for the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement.