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School-Based Mental Health 2023-24 ECHO: Uniting School Professionals for Student Wellness

One-time registration for this series includes access to all courses on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, beginning August 23rd, 2023 through July 24th, 2024

All courses will be held via Zoom from 9:00-10:00 AM CST.

About the Series

The School-Based Mental Health 2023-24 ECHO series will foster a collaborative and supportive environment to address the most pressing student and staff mental health priorities identified by school-based partners in student mental health. By bringing together a diverse range of expertise, experiences, and perspectives, this ECHO seeks to empower and equip school counselors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and administrators with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to promote mental well-being and create resilient school communities. Through shared learning, student-based discussions, and interactive sessions, the ECHO aims to unite school-based professionals in a common mission of enhancing student mental health outcomes and ultimately shaping a brighter future for Kansas schools.

Via a statewide needs assessment, Kansas school counselors, nurses, and social workers prioritized the topics of stress and anxiety, trauma, suicide, crisis management, mental illness, mental health first aid, and school staff wellness for this ECHO series. These topics and many more will be explored throughout this year-long series.

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This project is supported by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kansas.

The Olathe Public Schools have long been statewide leaders in the effort to promote student mental wellness. We are pleased that Dr. Sarah Gilliland, Director of Health Services and Angie Salava, Director of Mental Health, are Subject Matter Experts for Project Echo and support their efforts to improve the physical and mental health of all Kansas students.

Cost and Continuing Education Credit
  • No-cost, open to all, registration required.
  • Video recordings and accompanying resources will be available without CE credit to all completing registration.
  • Physicians:The University of Kansas Medical Center Office of Continuing Education & Professional Development accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    • The University of Kansas Medical Center Office of Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
  • APRNs/RNs: The University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Center East is approved as a provider of CNE by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 19 contact hours applicable for APRN or RN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: LT0056-0749.  Mary Beth Warren, MS, RN, Coordinator. 

  • Social Workers: The University of Kansas Medical Center Area Health Education Center East, as an approved provider of continuing education by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board presents this offering for a maximum of 19 hours credit applicable for relicensure of LASWs, LBSWs, LMSWs and LSCSWs. Kansas Provider Number 12-002. Mary Beth Warren, MS, RN, coordinator. 

  • APRN/RNs/SWs attendance requirement: Credit will be awarded based upon documented attendance at individual sessions. Presentations must be attended in their entirety to claim credit. No partial credit will be given. 

  • Attendance requirements: Credit will be awarded based upon documented attendance at individual presentations. Individual presentations offer 1 hour credit and must be attended in their entirety to claim credit. 

Courses
Understanding and Supporting Grief in Your School Community
Speaker
  • Angie Salava, MEd, Director of Mental Health, Olathe Public Schools 
Title TBA: Guest Presentation from Kansas Department of Children and Families
Speaker
  • Kieli Frey, LBSW, Safety and Thriving Families Program Administrator, Kansas Department for Children and Families
"I’M NOT YELLING, YOU ARE YELLING” and Better Co-Regulation Techniques
Speakers
  • Kenda Fischer, EdS, School Psychologist, Southeast Kansas Interlocal #637 

  • Nicole Gilmore, LMSW, School Social Worker, Southeast Kansas Interlocal #637 

Optimizing Student Well-being Through Interprofessional Collaboration
Speaker
  • Sarah L. Gilliland, DNP, Director of Health Services, Olathe Public Schools 

Buffering the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Speaker
  • Sarah L. Gilliland, DNP, Director of Health Services, Olathe Public Schools

Connecting to Community Resources and Beyond
Speaker
  • Kenda Fischer, EdS, School Psychologist, Southeast Kansas Interlocal #637
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More sessions coming in January 2024.

Specialty Team
  • Kenda Fischer, EdS, School Psychologist, Southeast Kansas Interlocal #637
  • Sarah L. Gilliland, DNP, Director of Health Services, Olathe Public Schools
  • Nicole Gilmore, LMSW, School Social Worker, Southeast Kansas Interlocal #637
  • Angie Salava, MEd, Director of Mental Health, Olathe Public Schools
  • Melanie Scott, M.S., LPC, School Counselor Leader Coordinator, KSDE
Community Engagement

University of Kansas Medical Center
KUMC Project ECHO
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-5230
projectecho@kumc.edu