Mental Health Support

Englewood Schools is proud to offer licensed mental health support at all of our schools. We believe adequate mental health support is one way to help keep our school community safe. Students are able to access mental health professionals for help with:

  • Mental health and wellness
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    • Psychological support
    • Preventative support and guidance 
    • Crisis management
    • Bullying/peer relationship support/training
    • Conduct mental health evaluations
      • Assessing students for substance use, support systems, physical and emotional functioning, barriers to academic performance, peer issues, suicidal/homicidal ideation, and similar issues
    • Develop and implement treatment plans with individual students
    • Run groups for students who have similar mental health needs
    • Social and emotional skill deficit building
    • Resilience building
  • Behavior management support
  • College and career guidance
    • Class choices and registration
    • Goal setting and self-awareness 
    • Planning for the future
    • Interest based surveys to help guide students toward graduation and beyond
  • College applications
  • Learning differences/support needs
  • Community and family connections
  • Truancy support

Englewood Schools have a lower than average student to mental health personnel of 1 to 162 students. The average rate in the United States is closer to 1 to 260 students. This means our mental health personnel have lower caseloads and can give more individual support to students and families.

Licensed Mental Health workers at all schools:

School School Psychologist School Social Worker School Counselor
ECE Dr. Beth Davis    
Bishop Kim Fickas Madison Peppa  
Charles Hay Jessica Iwachiw Morgan Delaney  
Cherrelyn Rosa Pae   Chelsea Thomsen
Clayton Darla Stapleton Kelly Simpson  
EMS/ELA Mikayla Brown   Tama Wood
EHS Patrick Maschka   Dawn Cominski
Amy Bricco
CFHSC/ESSC   Heather Powers Kat Roybal
Heather Golden

 

Trainings regarding Safety provided to Mental Health personnel:

  • Annual Risk Assessment training (including Suicide and Threat Assessments)
  • PREPaRE training (evidence-based resources and consultation related to school crisis prevention and response.)
  • Signs of Suicide -then taught in schools
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Restorative Practices

Threat Assessment

The goals of the ES threat assessment process are to prevent targeted school violence and to help potential offenders overcome the underlying sources of their anger, hopelessness, or despair.  We have developed a comprehensive interventions-based approach to reduce the risk to both potential victims and perpetrator. 

The three major functions of a threat assessment program are:

  • Identifying the person or situation whose behavior has raised some concern about potential violence.
  • Assessment of the risks of violence posed by a given perpetrator.
  • Manage the threat by implementing an intervention, supervision, and/or monitoring plan to prevent harm where possible and to reduce/mitigate impact of the situation.
threat assessment protocol