Event Details

The Realities of Mental Health: Building Successful Strategies for Schoolwide Response

  • 02 Aug 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • New Brighton Community Center - 400 10th St. NW, New Brighton, MN 55112


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Join us for this BRAND NEW workshop with Paige Thompson, Mental Health Consultant!

Mental health challenges, such as depression and anxiety, are common an complex. In fact, 1 in 5 youth will be diagnosed with a serious mental health disorder. It is imperative that schools understand these challenges to intervene effectively.

In this session, we'll work on building knowledge on what our youth are facing, including common disorders, risk factors, and warning signs. We'll discuss school-wide strategies and effective interventions to ensure strategic planning and implementation exists to achieve success with your school's students and families.

Who is this workshop for?
Principals at all levels of understanding of youth mental health, at all stages of intervention implementation, are encouraged to attend.

About the presenter

Paige Thompson is a Mental Health Consultant and School Social Worker with the Southwest West Central Service Cooperative. She received her Master's in Social Work from the University of South Dakota and BA from Augustana University. She is the President of the National Association of Social Workers - SD, a board member of the MN School Social Work Association, a trustee on the National PACE Committee, an active member of the School Social Work Association of America, a volunteer for Girls on the Run, and is involved in many local committees and boards. As a certified trainer for Youth Mental Health First Aid, Paige focuses on topics such as mental health, social and emotional needs, adverse childhood experiences, and more.

General information

  • This new training is still being developed. More information will be available on this page as the summer progresses.
  • 6 Administrative CEUs will be offered to participants.
  • For continued learning, an online webinar may be offered to interested attendees after the workshop if there is enough interest!
Staying overnight?
The Roseville Radisson is just a 10 minute drive to the New Brighton Community Center (less than 4 miles). Call 651.636.4567 and ask for the MESPA block -- $109 per night!

Event Cancellation Policy 

A completed online registration constitutes a bill and a commitment to pay for a full seminar payment. Due to MESPA's incurred costs (i.e. materials, meals, speaking fees, etc.) please know that unfortunately, we are unable to grant refunds within two weeks from the start of the professional development. Prior to the two week mark, we are able to issue a 50% refund.

For Institute Exhibit registrations, please see the Cancellation Policy at mespa.net/exhibit.

Hotel Accommodations

Attending a professional development event in the Twin Cities? Consider booking at the Radisson Hotel in Roseville. For reservations, call 651.636.4567 and ask for the MESPA rate - $109 a night! 

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