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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June 6, 2023
29 MIN

EP 14: Summer Planning for Student Mental Health

In this episode, Effective School Solutions’ Chief Program Officer Lisa Ciappi joins Duncan and Laine to discuss summer planning for student mental health, including the challenges students encounter during the summer months, the best ways to support the mental health of students, and what parents can do to help their children throughout the summer.
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May 22, 2023
29 MIN

EP 13: Restorative Community Service

In this episode, Marta Audino, Dr. Sylvia Zircher, and Mike Roseman join Duncan and Laine to discuss how the true impact of the pandemic on youth mental health is just now being seen in schools, utilizing a restorative community service approach to discipline, the continuum of mental health supports they offer in their districts, their insights on teachers’ mental health and how to best support their needs, and what lies ahead for students in the next five years.
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May 9, 2023
29 MIN

EP 12: Implementing & Funding School-based Mental Health in CA & Beyond

In this episode, Michael Lombardo from Placer County‘s Office of Education joins Duncan and Laine to discuss the multi-faceted approaches to school-based mental health in California, the increase in student support via an MTSS for mental health framework, how to effectively implement and integrate student supports in school districts, and how best to fund school-based mental health in schools.

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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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