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Integrating MTSS and Mental Health Supports For Students

, Primary Category: Behavior and Mental Health

While recent data shows that 81% of parents¹ wish schools offered more easily accessible student mental health services, many K-12 school districts lack adequate staff to support increased needs. In fact, only 14% of schools² meet the American School Counselor Association’s recommended ratio of one school counselor to 250 students. So, how can educators practically manage the breadth and volume of student mental health needs?

In this 30-minute webinar, you’ll hear from thought leaders at Presence and Branching Minds as they discuss how schools can strategically integrate multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) and promote student mental health and well-being.

Get expert insights on:

  • The current state of K-12 mental health, including trends discussed at the NASP 2024 Annual Convention
  • Leveraging teletherapy to bridge service gaps
  • Implementing alternative behavioral and mental health interventions

Meet the Speakers

  • Headshot of Tessa Barbazon, Ed.S

    Tessa Barbazon, Ed.S

    Executive Director of Student and Family Support Services Clarke County School District, GA
  • Headshot of Essie Sutton, Ph.D.

    Essie Sutton, Ph.D.

    Director of Learning Science, Branching Minds
  • Headshot of Bonnie Contreras, Ed.S., NCSP

    Bonnie Contreras, Ed.S., NCSP

    Clinical Partnership Director at Presence

¹The Kids Are(n’t) Alright. 5 May 2023. Presence, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.
²“School Counselor Roles & Ratios.” School Counselor Roles & Ratios – American School Counselor Association (ASCA), Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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