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 Service Professionals grant recipients. This episode is facilitated by Rob Mayo, a Technical Assistance Specialist at NCSSLE.

See example documentation tools mentioned by Michelle here:

Learn more about Chicago Public Schools and the expansion of nursing services at cps.edu/nurses.

Time Stamp Question / Topic Discussed
1:13 Introduction.
3:03 To Both: Please tell us about your workforce development coaching models and what they entail.
4:44 To Michelle: Could you tell us more about what you mean by role integrity?
8:03 To Both: What were the gaps or needs you were trying to address with these initiatives? What is the end goal of the grant?
11:55 To Christine: You mentioned nurses at the center of your work. Has that always been built into the behavioral health teams?
13:20 To Both: What strategies have you used with your respective grants in the spirit of continuous quality improvement?
15:11 To Michelle: How do you track your internships and experiential learning tools?
17:07 To Michelle: Can you tell us about how you developed infographics and how you use them for strategic communication and return on investment?
18:47 To Christine: Could you tell us more about components of your initiatives and grant sustainability strategies?
21:17 To Both: What is some advice you would offer to other districts that are thinking about embarking upon approaches similar to yours? What are your lessons learned?
26:04 To Both: Are there any other lessons learned or accomplishments that you are especially proud of or surprised by given the COVID context?
29:23 To Both: Is there anything you heard from one another that piqued your interest, or something you might takeaway and use in your program?
32:24 Thank you.

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To learn more about Michelle and Christine’s workforce development initiatives, read their Grantee Highlight: Sustaining a Behavioral Health Workforce with Dr. Michelle Warren and Christine Judson | National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) (ed.gov)

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