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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January 30, 2023
29 MIN

EP 5: Relationship-Based Treatment of Children and Their Parents

In this episode, Duncan and Laine are joined by Dr. Kat Scherer, a psychologist, educator, and author, and Dr. Elizabeth Sylvester, a psychologist and Nurtured Heart Approach ® advanced trainer treating children, teens, and families. They discuss the relationship between attachment, regulation, and discipline, how to help a child regulate their behavior, how schools can support parents who struggle with their kid’s behavior, the 7 Essential Attachment Needs, and tips for parents to support their children.
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January 17, 2023
29 MIN

EP 4: The State of School-based Mental Health in California

In this episode, Natasha King, SELPA Manager for the San Mateo County Special Education Local Planning Area (SELPA), joins Duncan and Laine and special guest host Dawn Ortiz to discuss what’s missing in mental health support, how to reset and recalibrate with students, California’s mental health funding landscape, and building programming in school districts to serve all students.
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January 3, 2023
29 MIN

EP 3: The Importance of Universal Mental Health Screening

In this episode, John Crocker, Director of School Mental Health and Behavioral Services for Methuen Public Schools in Massachusetts, joins Duncan and Laine to discuss the most pressing issues relating to student mental health he sees on the ground in his district, the importance of universal mental health screening, and the playbook he uses as the Founder of the Massachusetts School-Based Mental Health Consortium.

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• 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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