Maintaining Successful Partnerships in Rural Communities with Joseph Wharff and Jamey Peterson

On this episode of “In Session,” we talk to Mental Health Service Professional grant recipients about developing and maintaining successful partnerships in rural communities. Our guests include Joseph Wharff, Associate Director of the Office of Student Services at the Virginia Department of Education and State Coordinator of the Virginia Partnership for School Mental Health. Joseph is joined by Dr. Michael Lyons and Dr. Julia Taylor, Co-Directors, and Dr. Katy Zeanah, Project Manager, of the Virginia Partnership for School Mental Health at the University of Virginia.  

We also welcome Jamey Petersen, Coordinated School Health Director for the Montana Office of Public Instruction. Jamey is joined by her colleagues Brittany Carr, School Health Program Manager, and university partners Dr. Kirsten Murray and Dr. Anna Elliot from The University of Montana and Montana State University.

This episode is facilitated by Kris Scardamalia, an Assistant Professor with the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) and a Technical Assistance Specialist at NCSSLE.

Time Stamp Question / Topic Discussed
1:36 Introductions.
3:25 Describe your most significant partnership: what does that partnership look like? Is this a new partnership you developed for this project, or an existing partnership you brought into this work?
8:16 In what ways have these partnerships enriched your work?
13:52 What have been some of your greatest successes that have come from your partnerships?
21:02 What advice do you have for other sites who are looking to expand or develop partnerships?
25:34 Virginia team, as a state with both large cities and rural communities, what are your reflections on working in, around, or with rural communities?
28:47 Final reflections.
33:47 Thank you.  

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To learn more about Joseph and Jamey’s partnerships in rural communities, read their Grantee Highlight: Maintaining Successful Partnerships in Rural Communities with Joseph Wharff and Jamey Peterson | National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE)

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