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    Mobilizing Communities to Support Mental Health

    Thursday, March 16, 2023
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    1 PM ET/ 12 PM CT/ 10 AM PT

    Schools across the country have recognized the importance of creating and sustaining systems and practices that support students’ well-being. In this webinar, we will discuss the impact of mental health on student success and how schools, parents, and community organizations can work together to create a supportive environment for students.

    We will also highlight the work being done by The Jed Foundation using their comprehensive framework as a guide for implementing evidence-based practices to promote mental health and prevent suicide among young people. The webinar will also provide an overview of JED’s High School program, which helps schools develop and implement strategic plans for addressing mental health and student wellness at their campus.

    Join this webinar to learn:  

    • Why and how student mental health impacts learning and development
    • How districts and schools can use a comprehensive framework to identify areas of need and build support for staff and students
    • Specific programs, practices, and resources for promoting student well-being in schools and classrooms

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    Note: this webinar is part of our series, "The Power of Community in MTSS." Click here to learn more about and register for the webinar series.

    About the presenters:

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    Glenn Karaban
    Director of Business Development, High School Programming, The Jed Foundation

    Glenn joined JED in September 2021 bringing 20+ years of experience in business development, sales, marketing, and management. He has held positions as Director of Business & Organizational Sales at High School Counselor Marketing and High School Principal Marketing. As Sales, Marketing & Business Development Director at Karaban Media Services, Glenn managed the advertising and sponsorship sales programs for several non-profit Associations including the American Health Information Management Association, as well as numerous consumer and business-to-business publishers including American Express Publishing. Glenn earned a BS in Advertising from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and an MBA in Marketing from the Graduate School of Management at Rutgers University.
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    Dr. Kurt Michael
    Senior Clinical Director, The Jed Foundation

    Dr. Kurt Michael is the Senior Clinical Director of the Jed Foundation. Kurt is a suicidologist, a practicing psychologist, a school mental health researcher, and a lethal means safety expert.  For the past 25 years, he has worked closely with families to better safeguard their homes from unsafe storage of medications and firearms, especially when a loved one is at heightened risk for suicide death.  He retired as the Stanley R. Aeschleman Distinguished Professor of Psychology to take on the role of Senior Clinical Director at JED.



    Dr. Essie Sutton
    Director of Learning Science, Branching Minds

    Essie Sutton is an Applied Developmental Psychologist and the Director of Learning Science at Branching Minds. Her work brings together the fields of Child Development and Education Psychology to improve learning and development for all students. Dr. Sutton is responsible for studying the impacts of the Branching Minds on students’ academic, behavioral, and social-emotional outcomes. She also leverages MTSS research and best practices to develop and improve the Branching Minds platform.