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Mental Health Liaison

Mental Health Liaisons are school-based professionals who will coordinate the individual school-based mental health programs.
Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, as a result of funding from a local referendum, every school in Lake County now has a dedicated Mental Health Liaison. The Mental Health Liaison provides site-based support and assistance to school communities regarding best practices in mental wellness, identifying students at-risk for mental health challenges, and appropriately referring students with high/severe needs.
Primary roles and responsibilities include:
 
Intervention
  • Coordinating school-based mental health services across all tiers of the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework
  • Providing direct services with students, such as individual and group counseling
Collaboration
  • Participating in problem solving meetings for students at-risk for mental health challenges
  • Collaborating with district and school-based mental health professionals in the problem solving process in regards to mental health/wellness
  • Working with Lifestream and other community agencies to provide wraparound services to students when a higher level of care is needed
Professional Development
  • Providing school level professional development regarding mental wellness and  interventions
Crisis Intervention
  • Coordinating crisis intervention and prevention for the school community
Parent and Community Awareness
  • Building bridges with families and community agencies to build relationships and make connections to resources
  • Providing outreach to parents and community members regarding mental wellness and protective factors
Program Development
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring school procedures, in coordination with school-based leadership, to ensure compliance with district Mental Health Plan
  • Gathering data to help identify students in need of help and ensure program effectiveness
 

Mental Health Liaison

Shannon Carter

Carters3@lake.k12.fl.us

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Ms. Carter

Ms. S. Carter

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Hello, my name is Ms. Shannon Carter and I am the Mental Health Liaison for Leesburg Elementary School. I am here to help the students of Leesburg Elementary identify and cope with any issues they may be experiencing in a healthy way.

Here are some of the skills and assistance I can help with:

  • Practicing stress relief techniques
  • Teaching deep breathing and relaxation skills
  • Learning character building skills
  • Resolving conflicts with a positive approach
  • Expressing emotional feelings in a healthy manner

My goal is to work with the students in discovering new and more positive ways to solve problems in their school environment, their social life and their home life. I look forward to meetings students and families. Please reach out to me at CarterS3@lake.k12.fl.us or at Google Classroom code mmdxave