Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM PST
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Colleen Turner 
Bellevue Schools Foundation 

BSF's Mental Health Initiative: Helping Students Cope with COVID 

 About the Program

Join us to hear Kerince Bowen and Jared Taylor present how Bellevue School District's (BSD) Mental Health Assistance Team (MHAT) has helped students suffering from depression, anxiety and social isolation during COVID. Their presentation will include data from the first semester followed by powerful student stories that touch the heart.

Kerince and Jared will speak about the importance of mental health screenings, discuss the tools and resources available to students with mental health needs and provide guidance on how parents can support their children during this challenging time.

About the Presenters

Kerince Bowen is BSD's Director of Counseling. She manages the MHAT Team, all elementary counselors and social workers, and shares supervisory responsibilities for the secondary counselors and psychologists. Her focus is overseeing mental health and student well-being. Kerince leads the district's Crisis Response/Management and works closely with community partner agencies that deliver mental health services.

Kerince Bowen 
Jared Taylor is BSD's Coordinator for Behavior Interventions and Mental Health Services. His primary roles are leading the MHAT Team and coordinating the Signs of Suicide (SOS) intervention in the district. Jared supports staff with students experiencing high-intensity behavior challenges, provides professional development in behavior interventions and mental health, and serves on the Special Education Leadership Team.
Jared Taylor