About Featured Speaker Elizabeth Connors
Dr. Elizabeth Connors is an Assistant Professor of psychiatry in the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry Center for School Mental Health. Dr. Connors provides training, technical assistance, and evaluation supports to mental health agencies, schools, districts and behavioral health systems at local, state and national levels. Dr. Connors is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked as a school-based mental health clinician and supervisor in numerous Baltimore City Public Schools. She holds a Ph.D. in child-clinical/community psychology.
Dr. Connors will speak to best practices in five key areas of school-based mental health quality; 1) multi-disciplinary teaming and collaboration, 2) needs assessment and resource mapping, 3) universal mental health screening, 4) evidence-based services and supports and 5) evidence-based implementation. Specific examples of innovation and excellence from other states will be highlighted to illustrate the possibilities. A free, web-based resource to help schools and districts assess the quality and sustainability of their multi-tiered systems of support will be provided to help teams get started. A brief introduction to Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles to support rapid cycle improvement and innovation in any of the five key areas of school mental health quality will be provided.
2nd Annual Growing School-Based Mental Health Summit
Tuesday, June 13th
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Wisconsin Dells
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AGENDA IN BRIEF
8:30 NETWORKING SESSION – Join us to learn about best practices.
10:00 PLENARY SESSION
Best Practices & Innovation in School-Based Mental Health Elizabeth Connors
1:00 BREAKOUT SESSION #1
Data Driven Decision Making in School-Based Mental Health Elizabeth Connors
Breaking Down Barriers to Mental and Behavioral Health in Schools Lisa Adams-Qualls, Kristin Latus, Jenny Miller, and Gretchen Huletz
It Takes a Village: Community Collaboration in School-Based Mental Health Services Amanda Popovich, Scott Griffiths, Amy Severson, Greta Blancarte, and Jessica Bigboy
2:00 AFTERNOON BREAK
2:15 BREAKOUT SESSION #2
Exploring Funding Strategies in Expanded School-Based Mental Health Armando Hernández, Heidi Schmidt, and Wendy Neyhard
Coalition Advocacy and the DPI School Mental Health Budget Ask: What’s in it for you? Linda Hall and Monica Wightman
In the Trenches: A Look at School-Based Therapy Megan Sommers, Kristine Sack, Kelsey Siegel, and Tom Kaufman
3:15 FINAL THOUGHTS & REFLECTIONS Armando Hernández, Assistant Director of Integrated Health, Madison Metropolitan School District.