Reintroduction of Basecampus
September 24 2020
With the 2020-2021 school year now in full swing it is time to re-introduce everyone to the Basecampus program and it’s new look. Now in its 3rd year serving NEISD, the Basecampus Program is designed to support adult educators on school campuses. The goal of the program is to provide wraparound supports that include the integration of an online mental wellness resource “toolbox” specifically designed with educators in mind, and a Licensed Professional Counselor “Coach” who provides hands-on support to school staff.
The toolbox contains:
- Over 40 articles and videos whose content is written by mental health professionals.
- Intentionally added content based on feedback from educators who participate in the program.
- Article topics include mental health information, how to help students, how to understand and engage parents, and articles to help with COVID.
- A series of articles on educator self-care written by author and expert Julia Hogan, LPC.
- Access to 4 Professional Development courses that qualify for educator professional development credit (Teacher Choice Credit).
- A calendar of events that links educators with community resources.
- Access to the Coach for asking questions and setting an appointment.
- One-on-one and small group coaching sessions and activities which can be requested and scheduled through the toolbox website.
- May be conducted in-person or through virtual platforms.
- Provide professional development trainings on child and adolescent mental health.
- Distributes weekly electronic “tips” related to mental health and other educator specific needs.
- Provide individual coaching on how to understand the needs of students who may be dealing with mental health and behavioral health issues and how to communicate student needs to parents/guardians.
- Provide consultation on how to work with students with specific mental health diagnoses (e.g. ADHD, ODD, etc.) and incorporating special strategies with these students to promote positive behavior change.
- Provide education in trauma and how it manifests in the classroom setting.
- Assist in planning tiered supports that focus on educator wellbeing and wellness in collaboration with school leadership.
- Provide SEL resources and opportunities to practice SEL and mindfulness activities in the classroom.
- Provide a CONFIDENTIAL space with an outside provider for educators to discuss work-related stressors and concerns.