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Teaming: An Integral Part of the Comprehensive School Mental Health System

8:00am - April 15, 2021 | Timezone: US/Mountain
Mountain Plains MHTTC
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Teaming: An Integral Part of the Comprehensive School Mental Health System

April 15, 2021

8:00am - 9:00am MST | 9:00am - 10:00am CST

Session presentation at South Dakota Counseling Association Conference 

This event is only available to individuals registered for the South Dakota Counseling Association 2021 Conference. 


This session will provide an overview of the National School Mental Health Curriculum, a free curriculum available in the public domain. The curriculum has 8 modules that address the different aspects of comprehensive school mental health. This session will focus on 2 modules: The Foundations of Comprehensive School Mental Health and Teaming, as well as provide a general overview of the curriculum and how it could be used and adapted in your district or school. This session will review what is meant by school mental health teaming, why it is valuable at the school and district level, and will consider school mental health teaming best practices. There will be opportunities for small and large group discussions as well as time for breaking down barriers and creating action steps.  


Learning Objectives

Participants will:


  • Understand the definition, core features, and value of comprehensive school mental health systems.
  • Describe best practices for teaming.
  • Create 1 (one) concrete action step for integrating teaming best practices into their schools.




Stefanie Winfield, MSW

stefanie-winfieldStefanie Winfield is the School Mental Health Coordinator for the Mountain Plains MHTTC and a Research and Technical Assistance Associate with the WICHE Behavioral Health Program. As the school mental health lead, her work focuses on providing intensive technical assistance and training to educators, teachers administrators and all school staff on ways to improve and enhance school mental health. Stefanie has extensive experience working in schools promoting youth sexual health, conflict and anger management, behavioral health education, and school-based health care. With over 20 years of experience working with nonprofits and community organizations, Stefanie has done everything from grant management and implementation, to program and outcome evaluation, training and facilitation.