10 Hour Webinar - Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems: Establishing Systems and Practices to Support Quality Services and Sustainability: Session 1

March 3rd, 2021

Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems: Establishing Systems and Practices to Support Quality Services and Sustainability: Session 1

Speaker: John Crocker, M.Ed., Director of School Mental Health & Behavioral Services, Methuen Public Schools

Time: 2-4pm

Description: Participants will be engaged in work to develop systems, practices, and policies to support the establishment of a comprehensive school mental health system (CSMHS). Focus topics will include: establishing a school mental health team to support district- or school-wide implementation; conducting a needs assessment and resource mapping using the SHAPE System to support action planning and implementation; supporting quality and sustainable implementation through the design of plan-do-study-act cycles; supporting staff readiness and creating a professional development plan; monitoring the fidelity of implementation of mental health services and supports across all tiers; engaging stakeholders, including families and students, in the design and implementation of the CSMHS; generating buy-in to support implementation; securing funding and resources to support the CSMHS; engaging in marketing and promotion to support sustainability; and leveraging partnerships with outside mental health agencies and university partners to support the CSMHS. Presentations will be accompanied by the provision of resources and engagement in activities to foster and support implementation.  

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