Nassau BOCES Mental Health Consortium

Unity for Mental Wellness: Districts Embrace Collective Strength

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MHC Meetings

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  • Mental Health Liaison Meeting

    May 30, 2024

    Register here on MLP

    Exploring the Impact of Social Media and Phone Use on Childhood Development and Mental Wellness

    Drawing from Dr. Kara Alaimo's book "Over the Influence," we will discuss strategies for schools to establish healthy tech policies.  Our summit opens with remarks and a data review by Zach Rausch, N.Y.U. Stern's Associate Research Scientist and lead researcher for Jonathan Haidt's N.Y.T. best-selling novel "The Anxious Generation".  Featuring a panel of experts, this event aims to educate all for us on social media risks and advocates for a return to play-based childhood.  Join us for insights and action!  PARENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER ALSO!

    8:30am - 2:00pm 
    Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

Helpful Documents

  • Formed in 2019 based on district requests, the Nassau BOCES Mental Health Consortium (MHC) united to collectively support the implementation of NYSED's Mental Health Education requirements. Now expanded, MHC embraces all 56 districts in Nassau County, alongside several districts in Suffolk and Westchester counties.    

    We are excited to be able to offer membership to ANY school district in NYS as of July 1, 2023.

    2024-2025 MHC District Membership Fee $3,057

    Click here to send us an email to request membership information.


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  • The Mental Health Consortium offers 10+ collegial work groups/circles that meet virtually monthly, including, elementary counselor circle, school psychologist collaborative clinical discussion group, BCBA circle, LGTBQ+ learning group, crisis team roundtable exercises and more.  These groups are offered to school district staff for NO COST.  These groups are moderated by experts in their fields. The district MHC membership covers the cost of these groups.

    The MHC schedule includes monthly workshops, updates, presentations, and trainings. These sessions, often available virtually, connect participating districts with experts and cover diverse topics such as mental and behavioral health, clinical updates, new research, and NYSED information dissemination. Additionally, annual training initiatives are offered in a cohort format, enabling district teams to receive training on evidence-based programs. Notably, Nassau BOCES is proud to be a 2023-2024 CASEL Fellows Partner.

    MHC members use a dedicated closed listserv to communicate ideas, share initiatives, resources, and upcoming events.  Managed by Nassau BOCES the MHC Listserv offers members access to mental and behavioral health, social emotional learning and NYSED initiative resources and materials PK-12.  You may access the listserv here.

    Looking for ideas for your next conference day?  To facilitate the sharing of information and engaging presentations, Nassau BOCES MHC has a robust catalog of professional development providers for districts.  

    2023-2024 MHC Meeting Dates and Topics - subject to change

    May 30th 2024 - Nassau BOCES MHC 2nd Annual Summit- 

    Influenced Minds: A Summit Exploring the Impact of Social Media on Youth Mental Wellness & Development

    8:30 AM to 2:00 PM - Tilles Center- In-Person - breakfast and lunch

    REGISTER HERE

     

    June 18th 2024 - Smart but scattered Executive Functioning Skills Development Training Program-

    8:30AM- 3:00PM- In-Person  Full Day Training