S1 Ep. 9 Building Resilient Schools: Protecting Student Mental Health & Safety

Published December 2023


When COVID-19 first made waves, it caused a major disruption in schools and in turn, greatly affected students’ mental health and behaviors.

Student mental health is a growing cause for concern today, not just for the students themselves, but for overall school safety. It’s important that schools have protocols in place to prevent and respond to threats, bullying, and violence appropriately. That’s where a behavioral threat assessment model can be valuable.

In this episode of The Changing Face of School Security, Dr. Melissa Reeves, Ph.D., NCSP, LCMHC, and expert in mental health and behavioral counseling in schools, joined host Paul Timm to discuss:

  • The breakdown on behavioral threat assessments
  • Dr. Reeves’ professional experience in school crisis prevention and intervention
  • Programs that aim to support mental health in schools, especially for at-risk students


Who is Dr. Melissa Reeves, Ph.D., NCSP, LCMHC?

Dr. Melissa Reeves, Ph.D., NCSP, LCMHC, is the past president of the National Association of School Psychologists, nationally certified school psychologist, and holds several licensures in education and counseling.

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