Mental Health Cohort
Take action for mental health.
This cohort will build on AASA's ‘Live Well. Lead Well’ campaign to connect district leaders committed to serving the mental and general health of each other, their staff, and their communities. We will work together to develop strategic plans to increase mental health services and support for all constituents, improve mental well-being for the school community, and program sustainability. Participants will connect with others in national leadership positions eager to create a coalition committed to taking action.
To reduce financial barriers to participation in the AASA Mental Health Cohort, The Jed Foundation generously provided AASA support to assist in covering a portion of registration costs for educational leaders who would otherwise be unable to participate.
- Learn ways to address the mental health needs of your students
- Network/connect with leaders committed to taking positive action to assure the physical and mental health of their educational communities
- Hear from expert practitioners and researchers about actions having a positive impact
- Access resources and services to help develop action plans for your district
- Connect with national organizations that are providing mental health support and resources to schools
Virtual meetings will be held on the 2nd Monday of the month from 4:00 - 5:30 PM ET. District teams are invited to participate in virtual meetings.
August 14, 2023
November 13, 2023
December 11, 2023
January 8, 2024
March 11, 2024
May 13, 2024
Registered cohort members receive complimentary registration to in-person meetings. Team members and guests are welcome to register and attend at a separate cost.
October 19 - 21, 2023 | Oceanside School District in Oceanside, Calif.
April 17-19, 2024 | Joint Summit with the SEL Cohort at San Ramon Valley Unified School District, Calif. | Register Today
As the old saying goes, “people don’t care how much we know until they know how much we care.” Flashy culture programs won’t accomplish our objectives unless, as leaders, we demonstrate true care and concern for those we serve. A positive culture will support a focus on the mental health needs of everyone in the organization.Paul Imhoff
August 14, 2023 to June 30, 2024
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Director, Leadership Network
AASA, The School Superintendents Association
2023 Fall Mental Health Cohort Meeting
View the Mental Health Cohort photo album from the cohort's 2023 fall visit to Oceanside Union Free School District (Calif.)
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The District Comprehensive Approach will provide PreK-12 school districts across the nation with an evidence-based framework—combined with expert support, best practices, and data-driven guidance—to protect mental health and prevent suicide for millions of students.