24 episodes

MINDBEAT by Effective School Solutions is the definitive go-to podcast for all topics related to school-based mental health, and the first podcast dedicated to this vital topic. From sharing best practices to highlighting innovative school districts to keeping track of legislation, MINDBEAT is the must-have resource for educators and administrators that are implementing (or thinking about implementing) a mental health care continuum.

MINDBEAT by Effective School Solutions Duncan Young and Laine Whitaker

    • Education
    • 4.6 • 11 Ratings

MINDBEAT by Effective School Solutions is the definitive go-to podcast for all topics related to school-based mental health, and the first podcast dedicated to this vital topic. From sharing best practices to highlighting innovative school districts to keeping track of legislation, MINDBEAT is the must-have resource for educators and administrators that are implementing (or thinking about implementing) a mental health care continuum.

    EP 23: Harnessing the Power of Professional Development to Build A District-Wide Social-Emotional Foundation

    EP 23: Harnessing the Power of Professional Development to Build A District-Wide Social-Emotional Foundation

    In this episode, Jenna DiMauro, an Elementary School Counselor and District Anti-Bullying Coordinator, Carmela Somershoe, a Superintendent and Elementary School Principal, and Jordan Katz, a Licensed Social Worker at ESS, join Duncan and Laine to discuss why Jenna and Carmela sought support from ESS, how transition resets have affected their buildings, and the impact social emotional support has on learning.
    https://www.app.com/story/news/education/in-our-schools/2024/03/12/toms-river-beast-post-covid-school-absenteeism-trophy/72789192007/

    • 46 min
    Ep 22: The Mental Health of Student Athletes

    Ep 22: The Mental Health of Student Athletes

    In this episode, Jason Dane, a Health and Physical Education teacher, and Mike Zito, a Licensed Psychologist, join Duncan and Laine to discuss the evolution of youth sports, the significant pressures faced by student athletes and effective strategies to navigate these challenges.
    https://www.the74million.org/article/report-schools-wont-recover-from-covid-absenteeism-crisis-until-at-least-2030/ 

    • 55 min
    EP 21: The Role of Insurance Companies and School-Based Mental Health Programs

    EP 21: The Role of Insurance Companies and School-Based Mental Health Programs

    In this episode, Bryan Cote, Managing Director of Berkeley Research Group LLC, joins Duncan and Laine to discuss school-based mental health programs, how to have conversations with insurance companies about these services, and how districts can sustainably fund these initiatives.
    https://edsource.org/2023/california-looks-to-the-health-system-to-sustain-mental-health-funds-in-schools/702583 

    • 53 min
    EP 20: Student Mental Health Mid-Year Report: Perspectives from Two Districts

    EP 20: Student Mental Health Mid-Year Report: Perspectives from Two Districts

    In this episode, Dr. Kari McGann, Superintendent of Flemington-Raritan Regional School District, Dr. Joe Maluchnik, Superintendent of Wilkinsburg School District, and Jeanette Mosso, Director of Student Services and Federal Programs at Wilkinsburg School District join Duncan and Laine and share valuable advice for administrators seeking to enhance their mental health support systems, effective strategies to combat stigma around mental health in schools, and much more. Tune in for a thought-provoking discussion that aims to elevate student well-being at the mid-year point.
    https://www.the74million.org/article/to-be-a-student-in-2023-10-teens-open-up-about-mental-health-the-age-of-ai-and-the-long-shadow-of-the-pandemic/

    • 59 min
    EP 19: Navigating School Avoidance & Chronic Absenteeism : A Roadmap to Success

    EP 19: Navigating School Avoidance & Chronic Absenteeism : A Roadmap to Success

    In this episode, Jayne Demsky, founder of School Avoidance Alliance, joins Duncan and Laine to discuss signs and symptoms to identify school avoidance in a student, the underlying causes and triggers that lead to school avoidance, and practical strategies for parents and educators to support a student experiencing school avoidance both at home and school.  https://childmind.org/article/what-to-do-and-not-do-when-children-are-anxious/
    https://www.the74million.org/article/post-pandemic-2-out-of-3-students-attend-schools-with-high-chronic-absenteeism/

    • 46 min
    EP 18: School-Based Mental Health Programs and How to Fund Them

    EP 18: School-Based Mental Health Programs and How to Fund Them

    In this episode, Mark DiRocco, who spent eight years as the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, joins Duncan and Laine to discuss how to effectively address the challenges superintendents face when it comes to funding mental health services in school, best practices for funding school-based mental health services, and emerging trends and innovations superintendents could explore to better support the mental well-being of their students. 
    https://www.americanprogress.org/article/5-ways-state-governments-can-support-student-mental-health/

    • 54 min

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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