Addressing Student Mental Health: A Comprehensive Approach

Addressing Student Mental Health: A Comprehensive Approach

June 8 - 9, 2020 | Eastern Time

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds nationally, it is so important to keep connecting and networking with your peers - at a “social distance” - and to keep learning and developing as higher-ed leaders and professionals. Don’t let social distancing and quarantines prevent you from setting aside time for professional development. Everything is changing so fast; more than ever, we need to be pooling our resources and knowledge and finding the best ways to develop our capacity, connect and share with each other, and move forward during a challenging time.

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The Academic Impressions Virtual Conference Experience

Our virtual conferences go far beyond just replicating PowerPoint presentations online: these new programs are intentionally designed to give you the kind of robust and dynamic learning experience you’ve come to expect from Academic Impressions. As higher education strives to adapt rapidly to the shifting crisis, connecting with your peers who are experiencing similar challenges can be the best use of your professional development time.

What you will get:

  • A dynamic, interactive, and high-touch virtual learning experience designed to engage and set you up for growth
  • Seamless online face-time, networking, group work, and Q&A opportunities from the comfort of your own workspace
  • Practical takeaways and hands-on knowledge
  • Unlimited access to all recorded online sessions
  • Access to an online conference hub — one-stop shop for presentation materials, attendee introductions, worksheets, supplemental reading, videos, and other resources

Learn how to lead a comprehensive effort to tackle student mental health on your campus.

Overview

When it comes to the breadth of mental health services on campus, no single department can work on its own to address student mental health in a sustainable way. Supporting the mental health of students during a global pandemic is more critical than ever. Therefore, our faculty will be prepared to share their own strategies to develop a comprehensive approach to addressing student mental health on campus which includes establishing meaningful and ongoing rapport with students and their families, collaborating with the broader campus community, and being able to navigate the complex legal landscape.

This highly interactive virtual conference brings together cross-functional teams who will address the following core themes for an effective campus-wide approach:

  • Proactive and sustainable parent and family relationship strategies
  • Complex legal considerations for disciplinary action and Behavior Intervention / Threat Assessment Teams
  • Proven methods for engaging the first responders on campus such as student assistant care centers and faculty.

In response to these challenges, we’ve developed a comprehensive, unique, and intimate learning experience for professionals who work directly with student mental health cases. This training is much more than just a mental health compliance training. You’ll work through case studies and tabletop exercises that will prepare you with the strategies and tools you need to better manage mental health support on your campus. We highly recommended that you take advantage of our special team pricing and bring your cross-functional teams.

 

Post-Conference Workshop: Sharing Your Mental Health Prevention and Response Efforts Through Data Collection

In this optional workshop, you will have the opportunity to reflect on how to use assessment and data collection to create an informed narrative that highlights your student mental health crisis prevention and response efforts. During this session, you will learn:

  • Where to mine useful data
  • How to incorporate new data collection strategies
  • How to apply this data to decision-making around budget requests including staffing needs
  • How your office can enhance the overall student collegiate experience

 

Who Should Attend

This training was designed for professionals who work closely with and guide the development of cross-campus collaboration efforts related to student mental health cases. These professionals can include Vice Presidents of Student Affairs, Deans of Students, Counseling Center Directors, Case Managers, and other professionals who oversee Behavioral Intervention Teams and Threat Assessment Teams. Legal Counsels may also benefit from attending this training.

 

Limited Attendance

In order to ensure a high-quality learning experience, we have intentionally designed this Virtual Conference to have a limited number of total attendees. To ensure access from both paying participants and also from those who have an All-Inclusive membership, when the membership cap is reached, only paying participants can register after that point (while spaces are still available). If you have questions about whether this program is right for you, please contact us.

See What Our Attendees are Saying

"At first, I was skeptical that a virtual conference was capable of being both engaging and informational - but Academic Impressions has mastered it! The 3-day online event was structured in a creative way that all participants had multiple opportunities to interact with each other and the presenters. No one's questions went unheard or unanswered. Thank you for this great experience, it has changed my view of virtual conferences and I look forward to attending more in the future."

- Desiree Ford, Digital Communications Manager, Binghamton University

“The virtual conference has been amazing. The presenters have all been great and the information they’ve provided is going to help us better use our social media. Even though this conference had to be virtualized due to COVID-19, the online format has been set up in a way that we can all collaborate and share ideas. I’m very eager to take what I’ve learned back to campus and start implementing new ideas.”

- Chris Forde, Coordinator of Marketing & Public Information, Lincoln Trail College

AGENDA

Day One | June 8, 2020
Best Practices in Collaborating with Different Stakeholders

11:30 - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

On Day One, we will showcase campuses who have successfully worked across teams to respond to student mental health issues. You will hear best practices in working with parents, faculty, and other campus stakeholders outside the counseling center, and you will practice communication strategies and responses.

 

Tech Check
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 


 

Welcome and Introductions
12:00 - 12:15 p.m.

 


 

Institutional Best Practices in Working Across Teams on Student Mental Health Issues
12:15 - 12:35 p.m.

You’ll hear success stories from Hope College, Northern Illinois University, and University of Michigan – as well as their tips for success in maintaining positive relationships across functional teams.

 


 

Collaborating with Faculty
12:35 – 1:20 p.m.

You will learn effective communication strategies to help calibrate faculty perceptions of student mental health issues. You’ll get strategies to help faculty manage confidentiality and liability, as well as navigate classroom management issues.

SHARE WITH US! What is working on your campus in terms of faculty outreach and training? Or, how or do you support your faculty amidst challenging and complex student mental health issues?

 


 

Short Break
1:20 - 1:30 p.m.

 


 

Collaborating with Non-Counseling Professional Staff
1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

You'll hear different options for how you can partner with non-counseling professional staff to assist students with anxiety, food insecurity, financial stress, or other issues. You’ll leave with ideas on how to designate key point people to assist students in these matters.

SHARE WITH US! How are you empowering non-counselors on campus to assist in identifying and handling student issues before they escalate? Is this lessening the load for your counseling center?

 


 

Long Break
2:15 – 2:45 p.m.

 


 

Gap Analysis for Your Functional Team
2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

ACTIVITY! How do your efforts in working across functional teams for student mental health compare to the best practices we’ve shared?  What is the baseline you’re operating from, and how do you want to improve?

 


 

Collaborating with Parents, Part 1: Establishing Positive Parent and Family Relations
3:00 – 3:45 p.m.

How can you communicate with parents to help them feel confident in your institution’s processes around mental health? How can you be clear from the beginning around the information that can and cannot be shared due to FERPA regulations? You will get communication strategies and learn how FERPA impacts family communication.

SHARE WITH US! What communication strategies have been effective on your campus? How have they enhanced relationships with parents and families?

 


 

Collaborating with Parents, Part 2: Notifying Parents in Life-Threatening Situations
3:45 – 4:15 p.m.
In life-threatening situations, campus leaders must make difficult decisions to notify parents about students’ mental health conditions. Based on recent court cases, you will learn when you should notify parents / families in difficult mental health situations.

SHARE WITH US! What are your parent notification policies and procedures? Based on what you’ve learned in this session, do these need to change?

 


 

Final Q&A / Virtual Reception
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.

 


Day Two | June 9, 2020
Legal Considerations for Conduct Officers, Behavior Intervention Teams (BITs), and Threat Assessment Team (TATs)

11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

On Day Two, we will unpack the special roles of conduct adjudicators, BITs, and TATs. How can you follow the law while also protecting individual students and the broader campus community?

 

Tech Check
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 


 

Refresh and Reset
12:00 - 12:15 p.m.

 


 

Weighing Disciplinary Action and Discrimination Laws
12:15 - 12:45 p.m.

LEARN! You will be provided with an overview of critical laws that prohibit mental health discrimination and examine how those laws may intersect with your student conduct process. You will be introduced to various scenarios, based on recent court cases, to learn how to mitigate risk and legal liability.

12:45 - 1:15 p.m.

PRACTICE! You will be provided with a case study and asked to identify the possible risks involved and what should be avoided to prevent discrimination while exploring alternative resolutions.

 


 

Long Break
1:15 – 1:45 p.m.

 


 

Legal Considerations for Behavior Intervention Teams (BITs) and Threat Assessment Teams (TATs)
1:45 - 2:15 p.m.

LEARN! You will learn best practices for effectively training your BIT/TAT teams and how to identify and incorporate emerging or trending topics for training purposes. Information on legal considerations that will be critical for your BIT/TAT teams to be aware of and understand will also be covered.

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

PRACTICE! Now that resources and training content has been provided for you, what training topics are most important for your BIT/TAT teams and how what formats can you use to deliver this information to them?

 


 

Final Q&A
2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

 


 

Short Break for Post-Conference Attendees
3:00 - 3:15 p.m.

 


 

Post-Conference Workshop: Sharing Your Mental Health Prevention and Response Efforts Through Data Collection
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
LEARN! Tips and ideas for mining data, including how to incorporate new data collection strategies, will be shared in this workshop. You will also learn how to incorporate data to propose budget requests including staffing needs so that your department’s prevention and response efforts are clearly defined and supported.

4:15 - 4:45 p.m.
PRACTICE! How do you currently use your student mental health prevention and response data to share your department’s efforts across campus and what new strategies can you apply?

 


 

Final Q&A
4:45 –5:00 p.m.

 


 

SPEAKERS

Kristen Gray

Dr. Kristen Gray

Associate Dean for Health and Counseling & Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, Hope College

Kristen earned her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the Adler University in Chicago. She joined Hope College Counseling and Psychological Services In 1997 and became Associate Dean for Health and Counseling and Director of Counseling and Psychological Services in 1998. During her career at CAPS, she has developed the program to include a robust clinical team, a groups program, strong working relationships across campus, a campus-wide bystander training for suicide prevention, and explored new models of service delivery.

Read Kristen's Full Bio.

Carolyn Reinach-Wolf

Carolyn Reinach-Wolf

Executive Partner, Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP

Ms. Wolf is the only attorney in the country with a family-focused mental healthcare practice. Supported by a team of expert clinicians, she specializes in guiding families through the complex landscape of legal issues that impact loved ones with serious mental illness and/or substance abuse issues. Ms. Wolf is immediate Past President of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA), a membership association serving more than 1,500 professionals in schools, colleges, and workplaces whose role is to support individuals in need of mental health intervention and to minimize the potential for school and workplace violence.

Read Carolyn's Full Bio.

Todd Sevig

Dr. Todd Sevig

Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), University of Michigan

Todd earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from The Ohio State University and has been the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the University of Michigan since 2001, after having been at CAPS since 1989. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles and book chapters on student mental health, multiculturalism, spirituality, and student peer approaches to helping. He is the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD).

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Kelly Wesener Michael

Kelly Wesener Michael

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, Northern Illinois University

Throughout her career, Kelly has gained significant experience with behavioral intervention and crisis management. She played a leadership role in the campus response to NIU’s campus shooting in 2008. Following the tragedy, she led a team, working collaboratively with Virginia Tech and the Department of Education, to establish national standards and protocols for threat assessment teams. Additionally, she has led numerous responses to campus tragedies including student deaths brought about by murder, falling from a high rise residence hall, an off-campus shooting, and hazing in a fraternity house.

Read Kelly's Full Bio.

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