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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 April 8th will be presented by


    Diane Sweet, LCSW

    Grief and Loss in the Age of Covid


     Do you know what complicated grief looks like?

    Questions about grief:

    What signs of grief should we be looking for in our students?

    How do we counsel and support student? colleagues? ourselves?

    What does grief look like today?


    Diane Sweet has over 30 years' experience in private practice.  She has expertise in suicide prevention, addiciton, giref, mindfulness, mental illness, stress reduction and parent educaiton



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