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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December 15, 2022
29 MIN

EP 2: Administrator and Parent Perceptions of School-based Mental Health

In this episode, John Zogby, Founder and Senior Partner of John Zogby Strategies, joins Duncan and Laine to discuss the recently announced ESS-Zogby major survey of parents and school administrators about school-based mental health care, stigmas around mental health, priorities for funding these initiatives, parents’ attitudes about what level of mental health support school should provide, and how to prioritize school-based mental health in the future.
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November 28, 2022
29 MIN

EP 1: A Glimpse into the Future of School-Based Mental Health

In this episode, Amy Kennedy, Co-founder of The Kennedy Forum, joins Duncan and Laine to discuss the current state of school-based mental health in the U.S., significant changes regarding mental health in the classroom, the youth mental health crisis, federal and state initiatives in place to address the crisis, and why we all need to invest in mental health.
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November 23, 2022
29 MIN

EP 0: The Road to Effective School Solutions: Transforming School-Based Mental Health

Duncan and Laine are joined by Jerry Barone, Chief Clinical Officer and one of the founding employees of Effective School Solutions. In this episode, the team discusses the importance of implementing a higher level of care in schools, the biggest impediment to identifying students who need help, what schools can do to help students in need, and how to maintain good mental health.

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Our Unwavering Focus on Data Collection

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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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