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Nassau BOCES Mental Health Consortium

  • The Nassau BOCES Mental Health Consortium is a collective of school districts convened to address the prevalent issue of mental health and wellness within the realm of education. The consortium is designed to offer practical skills and background knowledge that will assist it's component districts in the implementation of plans to address the new and any future regulations or recommendations associated with Mental Health education as issued by NYSED.

    We will identify, explore and establish curriculum resources to develop mental health curriculum and school/district initiatives as well as leverage various community members as resources in the establishment of mental health recognition, treatment and acceptance. The goal is to create a "Culture of Care" within the district which will nurture methods designed to enhance student understanding, attitudes and behaviors that promote health, well-being and human dignity.

Our next meeting....

  • ALL 2020-2021 Meetings will be held via Zoom

  • Our topic for September 30th  will be presented by

    Elena Aguilar

    with an Introduction by

    Amy Molloy, MHANYS Director of School Mental Health Resouce and Training Center


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    Join us for a presentation by author Elena Aguilar.  Elena has trained thousands of educators across the United States and abroad in transformational coaching. She is the author of four highly acclaimed books: The Art of Coaching, (2013) and The Art of Coaching Teams, (2016) Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators (2018) and the Onward Workbook (2018), and the forthcoming Coaching for Equity (August 2020)She is a regular contributor to Edutopia and ASCD’s Educational Leadership, and she was a blogger for EdWeek Teacher for many years.  Elena’s expertise derives from twenty five years as a classroom teacher, instructional coach and leadership coach working in diverse school environments. In her role as a consultant, she has partnered with leaders in public and private organizations across the United States and abroad. Elena is also the co-founder of Kenya Big Picture Learning, and she’s on the advisory board of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center.  Elena will be introduced my Amy Molloy, MHANYS  Director of School Mental Health Resource and Training Center

    Why is the new buzz word Resiliency?

    The opportunity for becoming resilient originates in how an educator makes sense of irritants, interruptions, and unexpected events, because interruption dictates actions.  Become a resilient educator and transform you classroom, your school, and the greater society.


    This presentation will introduce   THE ONWARD BOOK CLUB 2020-2021 

    Grow your resilience.  Grow your community.

    The Onward Book Club offers a year of monthly book club discussions for individuals and groups to grow your resilience in a supportive community.

    Based on the 12-month curriculum in the book Onward and The Onward Workbook, the book club will provide strategies and practices to help you deepen your resilience. 

    With practical, informative, inspirational and relevant activities and guidance, Onward is grounded in science, social science, and psychology, and peppered with Elena’s personal narratives, this book will undoubtedly change the way we think about emotions, stress, and our purpose as educators. 

    This workshop is open on all members of the Nassau BOCES Mental Health Consortium.

    These workshops will be offered virtually.  Logon information will be provided to registrants.