Developing and Implementing High Quality Virtual Social, Emotional and Mental Health Supports

Event Date: 
September 16, 2020 - 02:00pm to 03:30pm EDT

Due to the current pandemic, many school districts will be providing virtual or hybrid instruction and social, emotional, behavioral and mental health supports this fall as some students are likely experiencing heightened levels of anxiety, fear and stress. Thus, many school counselors, social workers, school psychologists and their community-based partners are making the shift to providing high quality virtual Tier 2 (individual and small group) and Tier 3 (targeted, intensive individual including telehealth) supports within multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) for the first time. This Developing and Implementing High Quality Virtual Social, Emotional and Mental Health Supports webinar hosted by the National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth (NDTAC) will look at the multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) framework, what effectively pivoting to virtual MTSS looks like and what the implications are for districts, school communities and their community-based mental health partners. During this webinar participants will: 

  • Learn about the social, emotional, behavioral and mental health supports side of MTSS and the legal and ethical considerations and nuances of virtual/distance service delivery and telehealth;
  • Explore the challenges related to developing and implementing high quality virtual Tier 2 and 3 interventions and supports;
  • Highlight effective regional- and district-level approaches to planning, developing and implementing high quality virtual Tier 2 and 3 interventions and supports, and related strategies and lessons learned; and
  • Discuss the important roles of school counselors in developing, implementing and providing high quality virtual Tier 2 and 3 interventions and supports. 

Presenters include the following:

  • Brit’ny Stein, Ph.D., School Psychologist, Osage County Interlocal Collaborative Oklahoma
  • Jacob Olsen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling, California State University Long Beach

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