The Resilient Cardinal

Cardinal Care Mental Health Supports

Because You Matter

Instagram might have you thinking that the only way to practice self-care is to take a photo-shoot worthy bubble bath or do impossible yoga poses. This is definitely not the case! In terms of self-care, you first need to get rid of the idea that it needs to be time consuming or expensive. Self-care can be as simple as doing intentional little things that make you smile, like hugging your kids! Some basic self-care ideas to keep in mind this winter include getting plenty of sleep, drinking water, eating healthy meals, spending time with friends and family, and writing down 3 things you are grateful for every day. I hope you all take the time to take care of yourselves, because you matter!

Jamie Ganske

Cardinal Care Website coming soon!

I am excited to announce that we are in the process of creating a Cardinal Care website! We are hoping that it will be ready to go in January. This website will include information for parents and staff members about the mental health resources available.

Resources available to staff


1 group (8 hrs total) per semester for each pilot school (HS, CVHS, MS, HM, JF, SV)

1 training per semester for each pilot school (HS, CVHS, MS, HM, JF, SV)

1 booth at a Parent/Teacher Conference per year (available for all buildings)

Attendance at 4 School Counselor Meetings (Elementary, MS, HS) (*Changed from attendance at 4 Tier 2 Meetings)

Attendance at DCLT meetings

20 Hours for Non-pilot schools to use for their needs

12 Hours of Consultation Time for any staff member


What Co-facilitated Small Groups are available this year (HS, CVHS, MS, HM, JF, SV):

1. Coping Skills

2. Resilience

3. Emotion Regulation

4. Social Skills

5. Self-Care


Christy Langman is now available!

You can have Christy Langman come and do mindfulness and/or yoga with students or staff. Her e-mail is christy@christylangman.com Her phone number is 715-271-3597. All schools have access to this resource. This will go towards our 218 hours available to use.


Other Information:

*Other elementary groups can request co-facilitated small groups. We have 20 hours to use at your discretion!


*We increased the number of training/consultation hours available to our staff from last year to this year and created this plan on how to use the hours


*We are able to flex these hours to meet our needs as long as we do not exceed 218 hours.


*There are 218 training/consultation hours available to staff. We have used 4.5 hours of consultation and 26.75 hours of training (21.5 of these hours were time spent at parent-teacher conferences)


*We will be paying for training hours at the Cardinal Conferences around self-care

Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP) update

2018-2019 Data:


* We anticipated 250 counseling sessions to be delivered. Over 400 counseling sessions were delivered.


*There were 201 authorizations, but some families split their 4 sessions across more than one child. There were 169 different families that utilized the program.


* The two top presenting problems were anxiety and depression


Adjustments for 2019-2020:


* We increased the number of anticipated sessions to 325.


2019-2020 Data:


* We are anticipating 325 counseling sessions for this year. We have delivered 55 as of 10/31/2019.


Observations:


*SFAP referrals have been steady. Counselor shortages are still a reported issue. We are monitoring wait lists and doing our best to keep callers informed about resource availablity.

School Based Mental Health (SBMH) Update

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District and Community Leadership Team Meeting summary


November 12, 2019

DCLT Meeting Summary

(DCLT means District and Community Leadership Team)


Here is a link to the full agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ofum9ku6auTXYQWbYgag4DaVFNQtthkDS1_0jEbRawg/edit


Here is a link to the 2019-2020 DCLT Action Plan: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13qxUDRbX57j73gM5Rm9oXv3xo8nMrtMW3kGB6eZ0Iyo/edit#gid=0


*Changes made in action plan include adding an action step to create a structure for Parent Focus Groups and adding an action step to promote mental health resources via social media and the


*The team decided to keep the progress monitoring goal of: We will establish baseline data measuring frequency of community clinician contacts with educators for consultation, collaboration, and professional development. (REALiving will track this data)


Here is a summary of the November 12, 2019 DCLT meeting:

  • Large Group Discussion Topics That took place
    • Paperwork for the 4 free sessions
    • Seeing pushback from teachers about scheduling-therapists don't have much flexibility.
    • Clinician awareness in buildings
    • Can we look at what we are doing as a school system to see if we can make changes to reduce the need for mental health support?
    • Pop-up booths and Student focus groups
    • Focus on professional development to staff around ways to help students reduce anxiety

  • Dominic’s Light Information was given

  • Rebecca Schalinske will look into joining the K-5 counselor meeting to discuss the co-facilitated small groups that are available

  • Student and Family Assistance Program Update was given

  • SBMH Update was given

  • Revisited Great Ideas that have been brought up in past meetings



  • Suggestions made:
    • Look into Christy Langman to do mindfulness/yoga with Voyagers after school program---contact Andrea Smith
    • Look into restructuring the framework of the agenda-include times-set up so parents/community members can have option to leave if not relevant to them
    • Send out a summary of each meeting

AWARE grant information

AWARE stands for Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education


The Project AWARE grant has four main goals.


1) Increase the capacity for schools to respond to onsite mental health crisis


2) Increase youth and family voice and authentic engagement


3) Improve cross-system collaboration to improve mental health supports for children and youth


4) Increase access to and engagement of mental health wellness and treatment resources for children and youth


What data do ALL STAFF need to report?


1) Please tell someone in student services (ex. school counselor) anytime you give a student or parent information about School Based Mental Health or the Student and Family Assistance Program


2) You will need to let the student service rep know if you have completed Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) 6 Year Plan


2019-2020

  • Train all secondary non-classroom teachers

  • Utilize PD days to offer trainings


2020-2021

  • Train all K-12 classroom teachers and admin on one PD day

  • We will bring in several YMHFA trainers to do this

  • I am hoping we can get one trainer per elementary building, and then send multiple trainers to the High School (combine cvhs with the hs) (combine JF with another building)


2021-2022

  • Train all elementary non-classroom teachers

  • Train all cooks K-12

  • Central Office and bus drivers invited

  • Utilize PD days to offer trainings


2022-2023

  • Train all secondary non-classroom teachers

  • Utilize PD days to offer trainings


2023-2024

  • Train all K-12 classroom teachers and admin on one PD day

  • We will bring in several YMHFA trainers to do this

  • I am hoping we can get one trainer per elementary building, and then send multiple trainers to the High School (combine cvhs with the hs) (combine JF with another building)


2024-2025

  • Train all elementary non-classroom teachers

  • Train all cooks K-12

  • Central office and bus drivers invited

  • Utilize PD days to offer trainings

Cardinal Care Mental Health Supports Common Q and As

Here is the link to the Cardinal Care Mental Health Supports Google Doc for Common Questions and Answers: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xsvkUa2ks8FHBr7VVwcv2JF62Mq9lL-h3-PA7R9eUkk/edit