"In Session" Podcast

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In Session is an education-centered podcast where we speak with changemakers working towards safe supportive learning environments within their communities, co-hosted by Annie Knowles and Claire Viscione at the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments. Our guests include state and local education agencies and their partners - all grant recipients from the Department of Education, using their funding to advance school-based mental health services, support mental health service professionals, and establish trauma recovery and prevention programs.

Please note, the contents of this podcast do not necessarily represent the policy or views of the U.S. Department of Education, nor does it imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education.

Sustaining a Behavioral Health Workforce with Dr. Michelle Warren and Christine Judson

On this episode of “In Session,” we talk about how to enhance and support behavioral health teams in schools, comparing urban and rural experiences. Our guests include Michelle Warren, Ed.D., Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) at Osage County Interlocal Cooperative (OCIC) in Oklahoma and Christine Judson, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from Chicago Public Schools in Illinois, both Mental Health School Professionals grant recipients.

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Developing a Graduate Mental Health Internship Program with Sophia Loubeau

On this episode of In Session, we talk to Sophia Loubeau (Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Grant Facilitator), a Mental Health Service Professionals grant recipient, about the Collaborative Internship for All (CIA) Program at Broward County Schools in Broward County, FL, an initiative to help expand the pipeline of high-quality, trained providers to address the shortage of mental health service professionals in schools.

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Trauma-Informed Support and Community Collaboration with Dr. Teri Lawler

On this episode of “In Session,” we talk to Dr. Teri Lawler, a Trauma Recovery Demonstration Grant recipient, about Project THRIVE at the Delaware State Department of Education, a program that provides free mental health services to eligible Delaware students who would benefit from trauma-specific intervention support.

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Recruiting and Retaining a School Mental Health Workforce with Kristinne Stone

On this episode of 'In Session,' we talk to Kristinne Stone, a School-Based Mental Health grant recipient, about recruitment and retention of mental health providers through the Virginia Career and Learning Center for School Mental Health Professionals at the Virginia Department of Education.

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