MindBeat Podcast

EP 23: Harnessing the Power of Professional Development to Build a District-Wide Social-Emotional Foundation

In this episode, Jenna DiMauro, an Elementary School Counselor and District Anti-Bullying Coordinator, Carmela Somershoe, a Superintendent and Elementary School Principal, and Jordan Katz, a Licensed Social Worker at ESS, join Duncan and Laine to discuss why Jenna and Carmela sought support from ESS, how transition resets have affected their buildings, and the impact social emotional support has on learning.
Hosted By:
Duncan Young and Laine Whitaker

March 27, 2024

39 min

Voices of ESS

EP 17: School-based Clinicians Weigh in on the Youth Mental Health Crisis

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EP 15: Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Early Learners

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EP 14: Summer Planning for Student Mental Health

All Episodes

Podcast about youth mental health in schools
December 19, 2023
29 MIN

EP 20: Student Mental Health Mid-Year Report – Perspectives from Two Districts

In this episode, Dr. Kari McGann, Superintendent of Flemington-Raritan Regional School District, Dr. Joe Maluchnik, Superintendent of Wilkinsburg School District, and Jeanette Mosso, Director of Student Services and Federal Programs at Wilkinsburg School District join Duncan and Laine and share valuable advice for administrators seeking to enhance their mental health support systems, effective strategies to combat stigma around mental health in schools, and much more. Tune in for a thought-provoking discussion that aims to elevate student well-being at the mid-year point.
School avoidance and chronic absenteeism podcast
November 20, 2023
29 MIN

EP 19: School Avoidance & Chronic Absenteeism, A Roadmap to Success

In this episode, Jayne Demsky, founder of School Avoidance Alliance, joins Duncan and Laine to discuss signs and symptoms to identify school avoidance in a student, the underlying causes and triggers that lead to school avoidance, and practical strategies for parents and educators to support a student experiencing school avoidance both at home and school.
Mental health funding podcast discussing school-based mental health programs.
October 23, 2023
29 MIN

EP 18: School-Based Mental Health Programs and How to Fund Them

In this episode, Mark DiRocco, who spent eight years as the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, joins Duncan and Laine to discuss how to effectively address the challenges superintendents face when it comes to funding mental health services in school, best practices for funding school-based mental health services, and emerging trends and innovations superintendents could explore to better support the mental well-being of their students.

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Our Unwavering Focus on Data Collection

At ESS, we have an unrelenting focus on data, measuring results, and communicating to our partners the proven impact our programming has on mental health, school outcomes and financial sustainability.

With every ESS partner, we will:

• Set data driven goals at the beginning of every implementation

• Have regular “Report Card” meetings in which we share the impact of ESS services

• Monitor data along the way to look for potential risk areas so that these can be proactively addressed

Learn more about our Will to Wellness 6 Step Framework

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