Now more than ever, mental health is a priority for California schools. Join us to learn how the School Health Assessment and Performance Evaluation (SHAPE) System can assist schools and districts in building a more comprehensive school mental health system. SHAPE is a free, web-based platform available to schools, districts, and states looking for a suite of resources and tools to facilitate continuous improvement.
In this webinar, the University of Maryland National Center for School Mental Health will provide an overview of SHAPE, including its assessment tools and resources to support implementing and ongoing monitoring of a comprehensive school mental health system. In addition, Del Norte Unified School District will share their experience with SHAPE and how it helped build district-wide school mental health capacity.
Date & Time
May 16, 2022
11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. (PT) / 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (ET)
Who Will Benefit
- District leaders, school leaders, and school practitioners
- Education leaders
- Mental health professionals
Dr. Elizabeth Connors is an assistant professor at Yale University’s Division of Prevention and Community Research and at the Child Study Center. In collaborating with the University of Maryland National Center for School Mental Health, she is the Director of Quality Improvement and a developer of The SHAPE System.
Connors has a Ph.D. in clinical child and community psychology. Her work focuses on improving access to high-quality mental health promotion, and prevention and intervention services, and support for underserved children, adolescents, young adults, and their families in critical access points such as schools.
The California Center for School Climate (CCSC), a California Department of Education initiative operated by WestEd, offers local education agencies free support and training on school climate and data use. CCSC will host a series of monthly one-hour webinars on topics related to school climate data-use practices, such as:
- Centering student voice
- Interpreting data
- Using data to inform decision-making
- Using data as a tool for storytelling
- Aligning data with Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) goals
- Engaging partners and the community in reviewing data
Sessions are independent of one another, so prior attendance is not required to fully understand a subsequent session.