15 episodes

“School Mental Health Works!” is a quick-dip podcast featuring dialogues on school mental health in Wisconsin.

Produced by the Coalition for Expanding School Based Mental Health in Wisconsin, the series highlights the successes and challenges experienced by a range of partners as communities collaborate and show that school mental health works!

Episodes feature Coalition board representatives and invited guests – each bringing a unique perspective and experience within Wisconsin’s systems for supporting school mental health.

Through thoughtful discussions between mental health providers, school professionals and parents representing lived experience, the series explores each of the six components of Wisconsin’s comprehensive school mental health model including: 1) a continuum of mental health supports; 2) collaboration; 3) needs assessment and resource mapping; 4) mental health referral pathways; 5) sustainability; and 6) data.

School Mental Health Works‪!‬ Coalition for Expanding School-Based Mental Health in Wisconsin

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“School Mental Health Works!” is a quick-dip podcast featuring dialogues on school mental health in Wisconsin.

Produced by the Coalition for Expanding School Based Mental Health in Wisconsin, the series highlights the successes and challenges experienced by a range of partners as communities collaborate and show that school mental health works!

Episodes feature Coalition board representatives and invited guests – each bringing a unique perspective and experience within Wisconsin’s systems for supporting school mental health.

Through thoughtful discussions between mental health providers, school professionals and parents representing lived experience, the series explores each of the six components of Wisconsin’s comprehensive school mental health model including: 1) a continuum of mental health supports; 2) collaboration; 3) needs assessment and resource mapping; 4) mental health referral pathways; 5) sustainability; and 6) data.

    Episode 15: Creative Cooperation - Parents and Schools Together

    Episode 15: Creative Cooperation - Parents and Schools Together

    As another school year comes to a close, we are taking time to reflect and acknowledge that "right service, right time" isn't always possible in school mental health.  Our guest today is Rachel Zwicky, parent advocate and lived experience representative on the Coalition Board.  Rachel lives in rural northern Wisconsin and joins Kathy to discuss how she has navigated working with her children's school to support their mental health when traditional resources aren't immediately available.

    Episode Transcript  [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qxsEdwWbvOfyoe8bIe4X76mYB9Z7dJPE/view?usp=drive_link]

    Show Notes

    Coalition for Expanding School-Based Mental Health in Wisconsin [https://www.schoolmentalhealthwisconsin.org/]

    Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction - Comprehensive School Mental Health  [https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/mental-health/framework]

    Wisconsin School Mental Health Framework [https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/sspw/pdf/CSMH_Overview_Flyer.pdf]

    Wisconsin Office of Children's Mental Health - Youth and Family Voice [https://children.wi.gov/Pages/LivedExperience/AboutLivedExperience.aspx]

    Wisconsin Family Ties [https://www.wifamilyties.org/]

    Parent to Parent [https://www.p2pusa.org/]

    • 31 min
    Episode 14: Raise Your Voice - Supporting Student Leadership in School Mental Health

    Episode 14: Raise Your Voice - Supporting Student Leadership in School Mental Health

    Today's episode features a conversation between Mary Kate Riley, Youth Program Coordinator with NAMI Wisconsin, and Kathy Markeland, Coalition Board Member and Executive Director of WI Assn of Family & Children's Agencies.  Mary Kate tells us about Raise Your Voice, student-led mental health clubs focused on awareness, advocacy and acceptance.  Learn what Raise Your Voice clubs do, how to start one at your school, and solutions to challenges you may encounter.  We often hear about the student mental health crisis, and Mary Kate shares how change can start with the students themselves!

    Episode Transcript  [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XFDWVim9vX5zTU0sGDpoYvOVshb8NPb_/view?usp=drive_link]

    Show Notes

    Coalition for Expanding School-Based Mental Health in Wisconsin [https://www.schoolmentalhealthwisconsin.org/]

    Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction - Comprehensive School Mental Health  [https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/mental-health/framework]

    Wisconsin School Mental Health Framework [https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/sspw/pdf/CSMH_Overview_Flyer.pdf]

    Wisconsin DPI Social Emotional Learning Curriculum [https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/mental-health/social-emotional-learning/sel-curriculum-and-alignment-tools]

    NAMI Wisconsin Raise Your Voice [https://namiwisconsin.org/support-and-education/youth/raise-your-voice/]

    NAMI Teen and Young Adult Resource Directory [https://www.nami.org/NAMI/media/NAMI-Media/Images/FactSheets/NAMI-Teen-and-Young-Adult-HelpLine-Resource-Directory.pdf]

    The Voices of Wisconsin Students Project [https://wipps.org/data-design-collection-and-analysis/the-voices-of-wisconsin-students-project-learning-coping-and-building-resilience-during-covid-19/]

    Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) [https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/yrbs]

    Continuing Education opportunity - Change Starts with You(th): Supporting Teen and Adolescent Mental Health [https://wafca.memberclicks.net/index.php%3Foption=com_jevents&task=icalevent.detail&evid=374&year=2023&month=11&day=20&uid=d6d5c8e3bc4848d29daa3598d918ff23] presented by Mary Kate Riley, July 18 in Wisconsin Dells

    • 34 min
    Episode 13: Fill the Gaps with a Resource Map!

    Episode 13: Fill the Gaps with a Resource Map!

    Today we are joined by Libby Strunz, School Mental Health Consultant with WI Department of Public Instruction, to discuss the final component of the Wisconsin School Mental Health Framework: Needs Assessment and Resource Mapping.  Kathy Markeland, Coalition Board member and Executive Director of WI Assn of Family & Children's Agencies inquires about why a Resource Map is a vital part of comprehensive school mental health and how school staff can create one by leveraging the knowledge of students, family and community partners.  The process of creating (and updating) a resource map can feel overwhelming at first, but in the long-term it can help make the right resources available to students at the right time.  Finally, Libby guides us to consider social influencers of mental health to ensure resource maps and school mental health services remain equity-centered and trauma-informed.

    Episode Transcript [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ok7w2tJs195-Qj4ATaicieHiyf0V2DeZ/view?usp=drive_link]

    Show Notes

    Coalition for Expanding School-Based Mental Health in Wisconsin [https://www.schoolmentalhealthwisconsin.org/]

    Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction - Comprehensive School Mental Health  [https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/mental-health/framework]

    Wisconsin School Mental Health Framework [https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/sspw/pdf/CSMH_Overview_Flyer.pdf]

    Collaboration Guide for Schools and Community Mental Health Providers [https://www.schoolmentalhealthwisconsin.org/collaboration-guide-for-schools-and-community-mental-health-providers/]

    Resource Map Checklist [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dpzhGWuC0LjtRBtFuuvJ7RqcSKX2Ut8z/edit?usp=drive_link&ouid=115012525566047842893&rtpof=true&sd=true]

    Gap Analysis Worksheet [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZJt0PIG9ZlKohg7YXiFguf3T0_89XVWN/view?usp=drive_link]

    Example School MH Professionals Resource Map  [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EbBnh3NpN3WTSo-SBeNGz7YAciFGr5yG/view?usp=drive_link]

    Resource Map Examples [https://docs.google.com/document/d/19tCRbNCqIfN3Ez-cN9Gcy_ljc-V79OYE/edit?usp=drive_link&ouid=115012525566047842893&rtpof=true&sd=true]

    SHAPE Quality Guide Needs Assessment and Resource Mapping [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gD9ZkRr9qHezrVTVoCXhN872QdeI_hOk/view?usp=drive_link]

    NCSMH Resource Map Example and Template  [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NZ_gmAc4_fcZTDXfF0JOOdpv04F2zNE-/view?usp=drive_link]

    Check out our other episodes, including:  [https://www.schoolmentalhealthwisconsin.org/podcast/]

    * Episode 3: Collaboration - Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!
    * Episode 4: It's Elementary - Constructing a Continuum of Mental Health Supports
    * Episode 9: Navigating the Road Together - Mental Health Referral Pathways
    * Episode 12: Step out of the Shadows and Collaborate!

    • 38 min
    Episode 12: Step Out of the Shadows and Collaborate!

    Episode 12: Step Out of the Shadows and Collaborate!

    Whether we are building teams around a student or struggling to solve big cross-system conflicts, there are mindsets and skills that can keep us moving forward or "shadow side" actions and beliefs that can pull us back from progress. Join us for this enlightening conversation with Monica Caldwell, School Mental Health Consultant with the WI Department of Public Instruction.  Monica brings her compassionate and energetic style to the table for this interview hosted by Kathy Markeland, Coalition Board member and Executive Director of the WI Assn of Family & Children's Agencies. (Note: Since the recording of this podcast, Monica Caldwell has retired from DPI).

    Episode Transcript  [https://drive.google.com/file/d/11ZnPEoDnt2R1gVP-aWHIGbUUkMLQQ6UY/view?usp=drive_link]

    Show Notes

    Coalition for Expanding School-Based Mental Health in Wisconsin [https://www.schoolmentalhealthwisconsin.org/]

    Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction - Comprehensive School Mental Health  [https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/mental-health/framework]

    Wisconsin School Mental Health Framework [https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/sspw/pdf/CSMH_Overview_Flyer.pdf]

    Collaboration Guide for Schools and Community Mental Health Providers [https://www.schoolmentalhealthwisconsin.org/collaboration-guide-for-schools-and-community-mental-health-providers/]

    • 32 min
    Episode 11: Keeping it Local - Philanthropy in School-Based Mental Health

    Episode 11: Keeping it Local - Philanthropy in School-Based Mental Health

    In 2021, the WEA Member Benefits Foundation began an initiative to support School-Based Mental Health in Wisconsin.  Today's guest, Steve Goldberg, works with funders to engage them in trust-based philanthropy and provide support to local school districts.  Julie Hueller, Coalition Chair, worked with Steve and the Foundation during the initial phase of their funding pilot in Racine.  Listen in to discover how schools and communities invite local business and philanthropy to become long-term partners in sustaining school-based mental health.

    Episode Transcript  [https://drive.google.com/file/d/196XD6A3lO69lkDUC3uq8FUheqFylVmap/view?usp=drive_link]

    Show Notes

    Coalition for Expanding School-Based Mental Health in Wisconsin [https://www.schoolmentalhealthwisconsin.org/]

    Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction - Comprehensive School Mental Health  [https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/mental-health/framework]

    Wisconsin School Mental Health Framework [https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/sspw/pdf/CSMH_Overview_Flyer.pdf]

    WEA Member Benefits Foundation School-Based Mental Health Initiative [https://weafoundation.org/school-based-mental-health-initiative/]

    Pilot Report  [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Stztcm4UikGxJrqnwM-qZsyx4m0UK5-Z/view?usp=drive_link]

    Fundraising Pointers [https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1fWkTnXmyNF7ZDASu2Pfbd_w09XD7a2zc/edit?usp=drive_link&ouid=115012525566047842893&rtpof=true&sd=true]

    SHAPE System School Mental Health Quality Guide - Funding and Sustainability [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sBKfoOxNmcjDFxo3EWBAD-KsmyVu090H/view?usp=drive_link]

    • 31 min
    Episode 10: Beyond Words - Understanding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as Keys to Relationship and Belonging

    Episode 10: Beyond Words - Understanding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as Keys to Relationship and Belonging

    Comprehensive school-based mental health initiatives seek to advance mental well-being throughout the school community. At the core of this work are relationships and building a sense of belonging for all students. In this episode, Allyson Forseth, Behavioral Health Initiatives Manager with the WI Association of Family and Children's Agencies is joined by Dr. Armando Hernández, a Licensed Psychologist and Equity-Centered Leader with 20 years of experience specializing in culturally responsive practice, behavioral health consultation, and systems change. Their conversation explores concrete initiatives to grow diversity (mindset), equity (outcomes), and inclusion (relationship) within our school communities, as well as how these strategies serve as a foundation for student success and community connectedness. Acknowledging that this is a challenging and sometimes divisive topic, Dr. Hernández brings a perspective grounded in his cross-system work and invites us to center on curiosity, respect, and relationship while boldly exploring resistance within ourselves and our systems.

    Episode Transcript  [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I_7hWbCcjBTczLUs02wOLEW4p1jrPi4B/view?usp=drive_link]

    Show Notes

    Coalition for Expanding School-Based Mental Health in Wisconsin [https://www.schoolmentalhealthwisconsin.org/]

    Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction - Comprehensive School Mental Health  [https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/mental-health/framework]

    Wisconsin School Mental Health Framework [https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/sspw/pdf/CSMH_Overview_Flyer.pdf]

    National Center for School Mental Health DEIA Resources [https://www.schoolmentalhealth.org/deia/]

    Othering & Belonging Institute [https://belonging.berkeley.edu/]

    * Equity vs. Equality  [https://belonging.berkeley.edu/equity-vs-equality-whats-difference]
    * Targeted Universalism [https://belonging.berkeley.edu/faq-targeted-universalism]

    National Equity Project - Liberatory Design [https://www.nationalequityproject.org/frameworks/liberatory-design]

    Toolkit: Design for Belonging by Susie Wise [https://www.designforbelonging.com/]

    Book: DEI Deconstructed by Lily Zheng [https://lilyzheng.co/home/books/]

    TRAILS [https://trailstowellness.org/]

    • 41 min

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