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

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September 25, 2023
29 MIN

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

In this episode, Courtney Shuey, Megan Reynoso, and Jalen Washington from Effective School Solutions join Duncan and Laine to discuss the current state of mental health in schools, the impact of the pandemic on young people’s mental health, how to tell the difference between typical adolescent challenges and more serious concerns, and what makes them most optimistic about the new school year ahead.
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July 3, 2023
29 MIN

EP 16: Administrator Roundtable – The Year in Mental Health

In this episode, school district administrators James Tuohy, Ed Moran, and Anna Pulido join Duncan and Laine to discuss how the role of schools has changed relating to mental health, why and when school districts may choose to use an external partner to support the mental health continuum, and sustainable funding for mental health programs.
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June 20, 2023
29 MIN

EP 15: Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Early Learners

In this episode, Elizabeth Cotter and Vanessa Audelo join Duncan and Laine to discuss their work in supporting the mental health needs of early learners.

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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

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