Gina Aguglia and Kristin Guetschow from MMSD's District Office provided an overview of the interface between the Office of School Safety and Mental Health in our school district.
The conversation focused on the kind of mental health programming being provided to students, and also discussed practitioners and partnerships supporting mental health in our schools. The discussion included how mental health efforts are connected to safety.
Also discussed were the proactive safety strategies in place, and how prevention is a major consideration for the MMSD safety plan, in order to create safe environments.
An overview of school based critical response teams were discussed, and a review of safety drills and requirements. There were several questions on drills raised by the group and appropriately answered by Ms. Aguglia and Ms. Guetschow.