This is a recording of Session 4 in the Rising Practices & Policies Revisited series. This panel, "Mental Health & Student Mental Health Workforce: The Woes & Wonders of Recruitment & Retention" took place on August 14, 2023.
In this final session of the series, Change Matrix’s Senior Technical Assistance & Training Specialist, Dr. Tonicia Freeman-Foster, moderated a panel and discussion with pre-service and in-service mental health and school mental health leaders on how to address the supply and demand gap, and models of resilience for providers in the field.
In this session, we explored the following questions and more:
- What are the disparities between what the field needs in providers and service systems and what trained professionals are able to provide?
- What are innovative ways pre-service and in-service graduate school programs are creating, incentivizing, credentialing, and certifying the mental and school mental health workforce?
- How might we onboard and retain a new wave of providers?