Establishing School-Community Partnerships

Event Description

Many school-age students receive their mental health care in schools.  As a vital part of the mental health system, school districts must prepare their staff to provide high quality mental health services to students.  School districts must also partner with community organizations to provide a continuum of mental health care to our students.  This training will assist both school staff and community partners in understanding how to establish these partnerships, address barriers and collaborate in mental health workforce development.

Learning Objectives

1.Participants will learn strategies for mental health workforce development

2.Participants will learn about important procedures for formalizing school-community mental health partnerships.

3.Participants will learn about strategies for joint advocacy for mental health services for children

4. Participants will learn strategies to address the barriers to school-community mental health partnerships.


Andria Amador, Ed.D NCSP


Andria Amador is the Senior Director of Behavioral Health Services for the Boston Public Schools (BPS).  Andria has dedicated her career to urban school psychology and began her career as a school psychologist before becoming an administrator.  Andria, along with her staff and partners, have developed the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Model (CBHM).  CBHM is a multi-tiered system of supports designed to support the behavioral health needs of students across a continuum of prevention, early-intervention and intensive services.  Implementation of CBHM requires BPS school psychologists to expand their scope of service delivery to include all NASP Domains of Practice.  Andria had the pleasure of serving as the Past President of the Massachusetts School Psychology Association.  She is the Delegate Representative for the Northeast for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and is also the coordinator of the NASP Supervision Interest Group.

Starts: Jan 24, 2024 2:00 pm
Ends: Jan 24, 2024 3:30 pm
Registration Deadline
January 24, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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