From Apprehension to Action: Effective Strategies for Universal Screening for Improved Student Wellness
Tuesday, February 13 2:00 pm EST
Presented by Dr. Lisa Micou, Brandy Samuell, M. Ed., and Cynthia Smith, MSW LCSW of Roswell ISD.
Join us for an enlightening and empowering webinar where we unravel the complexities of implementing universal screeners in educational settings to support student wellness.
This session is designed for student support staff, school administrators, and mental health professionals who are dedicated to fostering a supportive and healthy environment for all students.
In this webinar, you will:
- Learn Practical Strategies: Gain insights into effective and non-intimidating methods for implementing a universal screener, ensuring that they are conducted efficiently and empathetically.
- Address Common Concerns: We tackle the common fears and misconceptions about universal screenings head-on, providing you with the knowledge to address these concerns among staff, students, and parents.
- Explore Real-Life Examples: Hear from experts who have successfully implemented universal screeners, learn from their experiences, and apply these lessons to your setting.
- Engage in Interactive Q&A: Have your questions answered in real time by our panel of experienced professionals in the field of student mental health.
This webinar is not just about the ‘how-tos.’ It’s a journey towards creating a stigma-free, supportive, and understanding educational environment where mental health is prioritized. We believe that every student deserves to thrive, and through universal screening, we can identify and address student needs early and effectively.
Register now to be a part of this transformative experience. Together, we can make our schools a haven for mental wellness and learning.
About the Presenters
Lisa Micou, Ph.D. has championed students’ social-emotional needs as the Intervention & Training Specialist for Social Emotional Learning in a large division in VA and as a school psychologist at both the elementary and high school levels in suburban Chicago and VA.
She has cultivated expertise in multi-tiered systems of support, problem-solving and progress monitoring, and social, emotional, and behavioral intervention support for students with high and low-incidence disabilities.
Dr. Micou earned her post-master’s certificate in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from the University of Richmond where she now serves as an adjunct associate professor. She received her master’s and doctorate in psychology at Northern Illinois University. Aside from her many professional accomplishments, Dr. Micou is very blessed with a hilarious and supportive husband as well as three confident, sassy, but well-adjusted children.
Cynthia Price MSW, LCSW, BCD, is a licensed clinical social worker, board certified by American Board of Clinical Social Work. She received a bachelor of social work from Eastern New Mexico University, master of social work from New Mexico Highlands University, master’ certification in applied behavior analysis from the University of Cincinnati and currently completing state requirements to obtain an educational administrative license.
She is a commissioned behavioral health officer in the New Mexico National Guard. She has worked as a district wide behavior specialist for Roswell Independent School District for the past 10 years, with a total of 18 years’ experience working with students and initiatives related to mental health, student behavior and special education.
More recently, Cynthia has focused on building multi-layered system of support (MLSS) for behavior, with a shift from focusing solely on special education interventions to building preventative and targeted systems of support across behavior and social emotional learning.
Brandy Samuell, M. Ed. is a dedicated educator with over 32 years of experience. She has been involved in all facets of public education from classroom teacher to assistant superintendent. Brandy’s knowledge base spans general education, special education, mental health support, and school turnaround. She has experience working in charter, rural, suburban, urban, and virtual school settings. Brandy currently serves as the Director of Mental Health and Related Services at eLuma.
Brandy earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing, degree from Texas Tech University in 1989, and a Master of Education, School Counseling, degree from Texas Christian University in 2002. She has completed Post-Master’s work in Educational Diagnostics and Educational Leadership from the University of the Southwest. In addition, Brandy is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management; she has managed multiple school-related crises as well as provided crisis management and crisis response training for school staff and community-based first responders.
While Brandy has a broad scope of knowledge and interests, the majority of her career has been dedicated to supporting the emotional and behavioral needs of students as well as managing, coaching, and developing staff. In her spare time, Brandy enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her animals, and working in her yard.