Special Education

Mental Health Community of Practice

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 1:43 pm

On October 17th, the Special Education Division sponsored a face to face School Mental Health Community of Practice meeting in Helena.  Dr. Mark Weist from the University of South Carolina presented on the Interconnected Systems Framework and was our guest facilitator.  Additionally, Dr. Mickey Corso with the Quaglia Institute was also in Montana and joined our Community of Practice in the afternoon sharing about the Student Aspirations and use of student focus groups as a best practice.  Our day ended with working groups in the areas of policy, practice and training.  As part of our ongoing Community of Practice efforts, we sponsor a monthly school mental health webinar.  IDEA Partnership hosts and records each of our webinars.  The webinars are scheduled for the first Thursday of each month from 2:30-3:30p.m. MST.  Webinar participants may receive OPI CEU’s.  If you are interested in learning more about our Community of Practice face to face meeting or joining the Community of Practice listserve, contact Erin Butts.

For more information, contact Erin Butts, 444-0688