SEBW Monthly from IDOE
Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness
MEET IDOE'S NEW PREVENTION SPECIALIST, Jason Murrey!
Jason Murrey is a father and husband. Prior to coming to the Department of Education, Jason was the first full-time state employee dedicated to suicide prevention with the Division of Mental Health and Addictions. Jason completed a Master’s in Education and Mental Health Counseling (IU-2014) and a Bachelor’s of Management (National University, La Jolla, Ca – 2007). He served in the United States Marine Corps from 2003-2010, where Jason specialized in paralegal work and suicide prevention. Jason deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009.
Jason is dedicated to working to improve the status of all Hoosier children and to further along veteran support causes and initiatives. When Jason isn’t working on prevention programming within our schools, he can be found outdoors with his family. Jason appreciates great writing like that of the late and great Stan Lee.
Meet IDOE's New School Counseling Specialist, Michelle Clarke!
This is my 17th year as an educator, I started my career in education as a PE/Health teacher in Lawrence Township. I have been a school counselor at both Craig MS and Belzer MS in Lawrence, Hamilton Heights MS in Arcadia/Cicero, and Director of School Counseling at Noblesville HS. I am excited to continue my career at the Indiana Department of Education as their School Counseling Specialist, with hopes to reach even more students, families and educators.
I live in Noblesville with my husband, Brian, who is an athletic performance coach for D1 Training (former educator as well), along with my 11 year old son, Jack, 8 yr. old daughter, Allie, 5 yr. old son Kellan and 1 year old baby Dottie. My family keeps me super busy but are my absolute pride and joy and my “why” for my profession!
I am very passionate about Social Emotional Learning, Mental Wellness and School Counselor Advocacy. When in the field, I worked hard to help educators and students to see their full potential, and find their way through this crazy thing we call “life”!
I am very excited to be a part of this rock star Social Emotional Behavioral Wellness team at IDOE. I hope my vast experiences as a school counselor will be an asset to this important work we do!
My favorite quote is, "Don't you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can't be exactly who you are!" -Lady Gaga
Project Advancing Wellness and Resilience Education (AWARE)
School Social Workers
Guidance on Universal Screener for Social-Emotional Learning and Mental Health Assessment
Send a letter out before Thanksgiving and again in the weeks before the longer winter break urging students and families to avoid absences.
- Stress that teachers will be teaching every day and that children will miss out on instruction if they do not show up. Remind them that a homework packet does not take the place of classroom learning and interaction.
- Encourage teachers to talk to students about the importance of showing up in the days before and after the holiday break.
Plan a special event for the first day after the holiday break. If possible, create a contest or find ways to recognize good attendance. If the school or teachers are equipped to text parents, send a text right before school starts again to remind them of special plans.
Announcing a free two-part webinar series on vaping!
The Great Lakes ATTC, the Great Lakes MHTTC, and the Great Lakes PTTC are funded by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) to provide training and technical assistance to the addiction treatment and recovery services workforce in Health and Human Services Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI.
Vaping: Health Effects and Program Spotlight—CATCH My Breath
Join us for a discussion of the health effects of vaping and strategies to combat it. In Part 1, our presenters:
- Outline exactly what E-cigarettes are
- Explore the youth vaping epidemic
Vaping: CATCH My Breath Program in ActionDecember 11, 2019
Learn how one Wisconsin school district partners with the county restorative justice program to utilize the evidence-based CATCH my Breath Program to engage with youth caught vaping on school grounds.