Building Capacity Presentation: National Center for School Mental Health


Building Capacity 

A Presentation Given at the National Center for School Mental Health 25th Annual Conference  

Schools serving American Indian Youth face unique challenges when addressing the mental health of students. This presentation described a Communities of Practice (CoP) Model pilot project targeting implementation of a multi-tiered approach in three schools serving American Indian youth, across three states. 


Presenters discussed: 

  • A CoP approach.
  • Adaptations to ensure the program is culturally responsive.
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the CoP process. 

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  • Sarah Nielsen, PhD
  • LaVonne Fox, PhD OTRL
  • Thomasine Heitkamp, MSSW, LCSW

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