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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April 25, 2023
29 MIN

EP 11: Benefits of Breathe for Change to Enhance Students’ Mental Health

In this episode, Dr. Ilana Nankin the Founder and CEO of Breathe for Change, joins Duncan and Laine to discuss Breathe for Change’s mission to enhance the health and well-being of educators, students, and entire communities through her yoga meets meditation meets SEL approach, the relationship between SEL and yoga, and the benefits of yoga for students and teachers.
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April 11, 2023
29 MIN

EP 10: Ensuring Equity of Care in Treating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

In this episode, Brian Boyd from UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Education and the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute joins Duncan and Laine to discuss how schools can improve their treatment of students with autism spectrum disorder, exploring care at the intersectionality of ASD and under-represented student populations, how to best support teachers working with autistic students, and the inter-relationship between ASD and mental health disorders.
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March 28, 2023
29 MIN

EP 9: School-based Clinicians Share Insights on How to Best Support Students

In this episode, Jennifer Baum and Diandra Kaufman, from Effective School Solutions’ clinical team, join Duncan and Laine to discuss the challenges students are facing today, how mental health challenges have changed, what makes a good partnership between a school district and mental health provider, and their advice for teachers and parents on how to identify mental health warning signs.

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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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