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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March 14, 2023
29 MIN

EP 8: Understanding What “Good” Looks Like for School-based Mental Health

In this episode, Sharon Hoover, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Co-Director of the National Center for School Mental Health, joins Duncan and Laine to discuss the “state of the practice” of school-based mental health, the key components of a high functioning school-based mental health continuum, and the biggest barriers that prevent school systems from implementing high-quality mental health.
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February 28, 2023
29 MIN

EP 7: The Trajectory of U.S. Education

In this episode, Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education for the Obama Administration and the leader of Chicago CRED, joins Duncan and Laine to discuss the gaps in school-based mental health services, sustainable funding for school districts’ mental health initiatives, and a look back at his tenure as the U.S. Secretary of Education from 2009-2015
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February 14, 2023
29 MIN

EP 6: Anti-Bullying Initiatives in Schools

In this episode, Dorothy Espelage, Ph.D., the William C. Friday Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, joins Duncan and Laine to discuss the link between bullying and mental health, how to support bullies to change their behaviors, and bullying prevention initiatives school districts can put in place to reset.

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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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