January 21st, 28th, and Feb 4th from 3:30-5:30
With schools in heightened emotional states from the Global Pandemic: COVID-19, this will be an introduction to the most prevalent Mental Health challenges that schools are facing including anxiety, depression, and executive functioning challenges that impact the learning of students. We will explore Tier I and Tier II interventions that can be delivered in person OR virtual to address these challenges within the MTSS framework. We will also look at screening for Mental Health as well as data tracking and progress monitoring practices.
Dr. Bikowsky is a Child & Adolescent Clinical Therapist and an Educational Staff Associate Certified School Counselor with a Ph.D. in Educational Counseling/Psychology. Bella has extensive knowledge working with school teams and districts in helping to create systemic change using the Multi-Tiered Systems approach capitalizing on evidenced-based interventions such as Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Restorative Justice Practices, Trauma-Informed and Culturally Responsive Practices, Social-Emotional Learning, Mental Health integration into the school systems, and Function-Based Assessments and interventions.