Apply Now: San Antonio Area School Mental Health Executive Learning Community
Apply between January 30 & February 22 for this premier learning experience to advance school mental health in your district
Due to the winter storms in Texas, the deadline for applications is extended to February 22.
The pandemic has exacerbated the nation’s growing mental health crisis, overwhelming school districts as they work to meet the needs of students and their support systems.
1 in 5
children in the U.S. show symptoms of Mental Health Disorders each year*
leading cause of death for children ages 10-24 is suicide*
Effective school mental health programs are critical to improving student outcomes, well-being, and academic achievement.
Join the Meadows Institute for a 10-month, premier learning experience that equips districts to develop and implement evidence-based school mental health programming.
Submit your application today
The application period for the 2023 San Antonio Area School Mental Health Executive Learning Community has closed. Thank you to all of the districts that expressed interest.
Who Should Apply
This opportunity is targeted toward district and organization leaders, and student support executives responsible for the development and implementation of school mental health programs. This professional learning community is philanthropically funded and only available to the following school systems within San Antonio and the surrounding area: Edgewood ISD, Harlandale ISD, Judson ISD, Northeast ISD, San Antonio ISD, Somerset ISD, South San ISD, and Southwest ISD. Each school system accepted into the Executive Learning Community will have the option to send up to 5 district leaders to participate.
Executive Learning Community members will attend 10 monthly, 2-hour learning sessions delivered in-person in San Antonio from April 2023 – February 2024. The Meadows Institute will work closely with Learning Community participants to develop a meeting schedule that is responsive to district needs.
Who We Are
The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute provides independent, nonpartisan, data-driven, and trusted policy and programmatic recommendations for creating equitable, systemic change. We are a nonprofit organization that works closely with districts across Texas to build sustainable mental and behavioral health systems that serve all students and educators. Our team of school mental health experts includes former school district and education service center leaders, mental and behavioral health systems leadership, licensed clinical professionals, evaluation experts, policy analysts, and more.
Meadows Institute staff support the San Antonio Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative (SAMMWC), which is a school-based mental wellness program that brings local nonprofit organizations together to provide much-needed services to school districts for students, as well as their families, teachers, and staff members. SAMMWC aims to remove transportation, language, and stigma barriers around mental wellness by bringing varied mental wellness services, such as counseling and education, straight to school district communities.
Executive Learning Community member benefits include:
- Access to an exclusive peer-learning space to collaborate, innovate, and implement with other district leaders facing similar challenges
- Professional executive networking opportunities with other district leaders and high-impact community partners
- A curated professional learning curriculum developed by school mental health experts at the Meadows Institute and its network of partner organizations
- One-on-one technical assistance and consultation provided by Meadows Institute staff to all member participants
- Support developing a customized program implementation plan leveraging the best and latest school mental health research
Curriculum topics include:
- Foundations of School Mental Health and Evidence-Based Practices
- Long-Term Systems Building, such as Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), which includes Universal Mental Health Supports for Staff and Students as well as Tier 2 and Tier 3 Mental Health Supports
- Promoting Adult Well-Being for Educators
- School Culture Enhancements through Easy-to-Implement School Mental Health Practices
- School Mental Health Funding and Sustainability
- School Mental Health Data Collection and Analysis
- And more!
For more information please contact:
Melissa True, M.Ed., Director of the Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative | [email protected]