About the Learning Session:
The MHTTC Network is hosting an 8-part training series using the National School Mental Health Best Practices: Implementation Guidance Modules for States, Districts, and Schools. This resource was developed by the MHTTC Network in partnership with the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) and aims to help states, districts and schools advance comprehensive school mental health and engage in a planning process for implementation.
Module 8: Impact explains the purpose and value of documenting and sharing information about the impact of your comprehensive school mental health system.
- Each session in the series includes a pre-session video, live panel session, and post-session regional breakout.
- Access the pre-session video for Module 8: Impact HERE. Please watch the video PRIOR to the live session. The purpose of watching the pre-session video is to familiarize yourself with the content for Module 8.
- Live sessions consist of a discussion with a small panel of education and mental health leaders from across the country (including a member from the National Center for School Mental Health team) who will provide an “always and now” application of the module and innovative ideas for implementation, considering the current COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on school mental health.
- The post-session Regional Breakout sessions are intended for participants to have an informal discussion regarding content from the live session, contextualized for their specific region. Access to the Regional Breakout sessions will be provided to all participants during the live sessions.
To learn more about the National School Mental Health Best Practices: Implementation Guidance Modules and gain access to the COMPLETE resource, click HERE.
PLEASE NOTE: As of April 2021, the MHTTC Network and National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) changed the title of the National School Mental Health Curriculum: Guidance and Best Practices for States, Districts, and Schools to the new title 'National School Mental Health Best Practices: Implementation Guidance Modules for States, Districts, and Schools.'
Amber Fox has been a member of the Kent School Services Network Administrative team in Kent County, Michigan since 2014. She has a Master's in Social Work and more than 20 years of experience in the fields of Youth Development, Education and Social Work. Previously, she served as the Kent ISD program coordinator for Michigan’s Project AWARE (2014-2018).
In her current role of Director of Integrated Supports and Team Lead Supervisor, she co-coaches and co-develops a team of 40 community school coordinators and 5 team leads, serving 45 schools in 9 school districts. She is a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer and Youth Program Quality External Assessor.
Dr. Louis Laffitte, Jr., is an instructional trailblazer who partners with thought leaders across the country to improve outcomes for learners of all ages and demographics. With more than two decades dedicated to the field of education, Dr. Laffitte’s critical insight into what drives teaching and learning has benefited students and colleagues alike.
With a career path focused on empowering the disenfranchised, Laffitte has been a voice and advocate for change, which has benefited the many leadership roles he’s undertaken as an educator. These roles have included principal, special education director, human resources director and assistant superintendent.