School Mental Health Services: Improving School Safety and Ensuring Student Wellness

Featuring 
Melissa Reeves, PhD, NCDP, LPC
Dan Florell, PhD, NCSP
John P. Kelly, PhD
National Association of School Psychologists members

Promoting the social and emotional wellbeing of our children and youth has never been more critical. In this timely conversation, National Association of School Psychologists members Drs. John P. Kelly, Melissa Reeves, and Dan Florell look at what it takes to ensure student wellness in school. These experts from the National Association of School Psychologists discuss the importance of effective school-based mental health services and how they contribute to school safety and fewer barriers to learning. Topics addressed include: 

  • engaging parents in efforts to improve school climate and school safety;
  • the continuum of school-based mental health services and supports; 
  • bullying prevention and intervention efforts; 
  • reducing barriers and the stigma associated with mental health issues; 
  • what parents can do to help establish safe and welcoming school environments.

This event first aired on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 9:00 AM EDT