Many schools today are working to address the social/emotional needs of the students they serve. Whether it be dealing with a traumatic experience, an emotional disorder or a mental disability, schools are struggling with how to meet these social-emotional needs and provide adequate instruction all under one roof. When you add a low-socioeconomic community with high transiency and a considerable amount of homeless students, this task can seem nearly impossible. With the help and support of our school district (Fayette Co./Lexington, KY) and a strong collaboration with local providers, we are seeing students (and families) moving toward emotional health and well-being, allowing them the mental capacity to grow academically.
Jessica Davis (MSW) has both school and clinical experience in working with students with mental health and social/emotional disabilities.
Dr. Leachman has presented at both regional and state conferences on dealing with students with trauma and many areas.
Leah Checa is a licensed MSW that serves as the FRC Coordinator for TALME. She has both school and clinical experience counseling and providing services for both juveniles and adults.