Partnering Strategically and Effectively with Dr. Heather Ormiston and Greg Hickey

On this episode of “In Session,” we talk to Mental Health Service Professional grant recipients about what it means to partner strategically and effectively to enhance mental health services in schools. Our guests include Greg Hickey, Licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Health Specialist with Region 15 Education Service Center in Texas. Greg is joined by Lesley Casarez, Educational Specialist for Counseling and Mental Health, and Carol Stevens, Education Specialist and Project Director of the grant program.

We also welcome Heather Ormiston, PhD, a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and Health Service Provider in Psychology, and the Director of the School-Based Mental Health Research and Training Initiative at Indiana University Bloomington. Heather is joined by Jennifer Anderson, the co-Project Investigator of the grant and Director of Student Services for the Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation.

This episode is facilitated by Elizabeth Chagnon, a Technical Assistance Specialist at NCSSLE.

Learn more about Indiana’s School-Based Mental Health Research and Training Initiative at https://www.sbmhinitiative.com/

Time Stamp Question / Topic Discussed
1:38 Introduction.
3:30 What do you bring to the table that makes you a good partner?
11:58 How did you move from a contractual relationship with your partners to a more informal one?
15:00 How are you bringing your partners into community conversations?
18:45 How do you ensure sustainability of these partnerships and shared services?
23:43 What other key partnerships do you have?
29:07 What have you taken from this conversation today?
33:02 Thank you.

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To hear more from Greg and Heather and their partners, read their Grantee Highlight: Partnering Strategically and Effectively with Dr. Heather Ormiston and Greg Hickey | National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE)

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