Comprehensive School Mental Health Academy

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Thanks for your interest in the 2022-23 Comprehensive School Mental Health Academy!  We have had a high number of registrations to date in relation to the expected capacity available for next school year. Therefore, we are creating an Academy "wait list" for now as we review the level of supports available to ensure that participating teams gain an impactful learning experience.  We plan on being in touch in coming weeks with anyone on the waitlist to update your registration status for this Academy.  Thanks for your patience and understanding as we work through this process.

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Overview: Meeting the rising mental health needs of school communities is an increasing challenge for education leaders. The Comprehensive School Mental Health Academy is designed to grow capacity in Wisconsin’s School Mental Health Framework and engage in continuous quality improvement.

Goal
: The overall goal is to assess the quality of your school mental health system components and use improvement cycles to make effective changes. This academy will equip leaders with easy-to-access resources, tools, and application examples so that relevant, local action can be thoughtfully implemented and monitored.

Commitment
: Local implementation teams will be expected to complete the School Mental Health Quality Assessment (SMH-QA) and engage in ongoing Plan, Do, Study, Act cycles throughout the academy.

If you are interested in improving mental health systems in your school community, then consider participating in the
Comprehensive School Mental Health Academy. Please see the link for more Academy details and expectations.

Learning Objectives

  1. Develop foundational knowledge in components of the Wisconsin School Mental Health Framework: Building and Sustaining a Comprehensive System.

  2. Learn how to engage in mental health system assessment and implement continuous improvement cycles.

  3. Leverage systems work to improve outcomes in existing mental health programing.

Leading Objectives

  1. Develop a shared vision for mental health and effectively communicate this to all stakeholders.

  2. Conduct a mental health system needs assessment and identify gaps and entry points for improvement.

  3. Develop a shared plan for implementing a comprehensive school mental health system.

  4. Confidently select and implement tools available for systems improvement.

Audience

This academy is designed for district-level teams of 6-8 staff, with commitment from one school in the district that will carry out monthly improvement cycles. Teams must include a district-level director (student services, special education), an administrator of the participating school, and pupil services staff. Teams could also include the district administrator, teachers, and other district-level leaders, and community mental health partners.

Virtual Coaching Support

In addition to the three, full-day, in-person sessions, academy participants will also receive ongoing coaching and support through the following virtual learning sessions, which will also be recorded for ease of access:
  • August 11, 2022 (1:00 - 2:00 PM)
  • October 18, 2022 (8:30 - 9:30 AM)
  • November 15, 2022 (8:30 - 9:30 AM)
  • December 13, 2022 (8:30 - 9:30 AM)
  • February 21, 2023 (8:30 - 9:30 AM)
  • March 21, 2023 (8:30 - 9:30 AM)
  • April 18, 2023 (8:30 - 9:30 AM)

Cost and Registration

  • $435 for WCASS and/or AWSA Members
  • $585 for Non-Members

Academy Facilitators

Members of the DPI School Mental Health Team with coordination support from Gail Anderson (WCASS) and Joe Schroeder (AWSA).

Dates and Location

September 28, 2022
8 am - 3 pm
Best Western Premier, Oshkosh

January 12, 2023
8 am - 3 pm
Best Western Premier, Oshkosh

May 2, 2023
8 am - 3 pm
Best Western Premier, Oshkosh


Hotel & Reservation Information

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel
September 28, 2022
1 N Main Street, Oshkosh
(920) 230-1900
$99.99
block expires: 8/27/22
block name: AWSA – CSMHA

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel
January 12, 2023
1 N Main Street, Oshkosh
(920) 230-1900
$99.99
block expires: 12/11/23
block name: AWSA – CSMHA

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel
May 2, 2023
1 N Main Street, Oshkosh
(920) 230-1900
$99.99
block expires: 4/1/23
block name: AWSA – CSMHA

Other Information:

Cancellation Policy: Full refund of fees will be made on cancellations received 10 working days prior to the start of the convention. Following that date, a 40% administrative fee will be retained. There will be no refund for no-shows or cancellations during the event. 

Accessibility: For questions about accessibility or to request special assistance during the event, please contact Kathy Gilbertson at [email protected]. Three weeks advance notice is required to allow us to provide seamless access. If you need to cancel the special request this must be done at least 3 working days prior to the start of the event. See registration cancellation policy for how to cancel your conference registration.

Questions? For questions on registration, payment, or general information please call the AWSA offices at 608-241-0300.