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School-Based Mental Health Programs and You!

Breakout 5, July 29, 2020, 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Mental health and wellness concerns have increased greatly over the last year – for students and their families as well as for all school staff, regardless of their role.  Addressing this on multiple fronts so effective teaching and learning can continue, whether it be in the classroom or virtually, has become an even greater challenge with the advent of COVID-19. This session will highlight three rural school districts that are meeting this challenge through partnerships with the state’s Behavioral Health Regions, Educational Service Units, local service providers, community coalitions and affected families.  Panelists from the AWARE-SEA Project sites in Chadron, South Sioux City and Hastings will share their experiences and insights into developing and expanding school-based mental health programs and social-emotional learning and supports to meet the needs of their students, families and school staff.  
Michele Borg, Fostering Connections Coordinator, Katherine Carrizales, Licensed Psychologist / Director of Behavioral and Mental Health, Becky Eckhardt, Director of Student Services, Jennifer Jackson, Executive Director, Susan Lindblad, Licensed Psychologist