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Mental health is a necessary component for the promotion of students’ developmental, social, and academic well-being. Mental health does not necessarily mean the absence of some form of mental illness, but rather having the means and necessary skills to promote the ability to cope with challenges in life. (National Association of School Psychologist, 2017). For this reason the following resources are available to provide guidance on positive promotion of students’ overall school success.
Training - Practical Remote Psychoeducation Evaluations for Special Education
Presented by Dr. Rachel Toplis, a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Colorado (License # 4059). Dr. Toplis earned her PhD in Psychology from the University of East London, UK in 1997 before immigrating to the USA. She has worked with children and young adults in a variety of settings for over 30 years. Most recently Dr. Toplis worked in Academy School District 20 as a School Psychologist and Brain Injury Specialist.
- Identify how to employ a remote / online comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation for special education eligibility.
- Describe considerations and challenges for online evaluation.
- Recall and apply how to complete a remote psychoeducational evaluation.
- Consider how this process might be applied to all eligibility areas and eligibility determinations.
Regional Meetings - School Based Mental Health and Special Education
- Learn about updates from CDE and upcoming training opportunities.
- Get to know the new School Psychology and Special Education Evaluation Specialist.
- Learn about available resources.
- Provide feedback on current issues in the field.
Regional Meeting Dates and Times
Northeast Region - September 17th at 2pm
Southeast Region - September 24th at 2pm
Northwest Region - October 1st at 2pm
North Central Region - October 8th at 2pm
West Central Region - October 12th at 2pm
Metro Region - October 22nd at 2pm
Southwest Region - October 29th at 2pm
Pikes Peak Region - November 5th at 2pm
- Meetings may be split into multiple sessions depending on the number of registrants.
- All meetings will be held virtually via Zoom.
- Pre-registration is required to participate in this event. Registration will close two weeks prior to each meeting.
- Registrants will receive meeting information with the Zoom link a week prior to each meeting.
- Colorado Department of Education Region Map.
The School Mental Health and Behavior Listserv is a great way to receive information through periodic emails on statewide training(s), job opportunities, and mental health and/or behavior related events. If you would like to sign up for the listserv, please send your request to Amanda Nieser, Program Support: Email Amanda Nieser
Professional Learning (Mental Health)
Colorado Crisis Services
ColoradoCrisisServices.org (or click on the logo)
CRISIS LINE: 1-844-493-TALK (8255) is a 24/7/365 support line for anyone affected by a mental health, substance use or emotional crisis. All calls are connected to a mental health professional, who will provide immediate support and connections to further resources.
WALK-IN CRISIS SERVICES/ STABILIZATION UNITS: Our walk-in crisis services are open 24/7, and offer confidential, in-person crisis support, information and referrals to anyone in need. If you need in-person assistance, or are helping others with a crisis, you can always visit a walk-in crisis services location near you. Some locations provide crisis beds for 1-5 days, for either voluntary or involuntary treatment. View the map to find the locations nearest you.
For more information, please contact:
Krista Klabo, Ed.S NCSP
School Psychology and Special Education Evaluation Specialist
(720) 284 – 2524
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