Youth Mental Health Navigators

Helping students navigate timely access to mental health services.


SCSC's Youth Mental Health Navigators (YMHN) guide timely access to mental health services by developing and maintaining relationships with school staff, families and mental health professionals.

Youth Mental Health Navigators…

  • Support students and families in navigating community resources to quickly access effective mental health support.
  • Work directly with parents, providing education, advocacy, active listening, and any ongoing support needed for access to services.
  • Develop relationships with community agencies/service providers.
  • Provide continued support and communication.

School Staff…

  • Refer students showing any signs of need for external mental health support to the YMHN.
  • Work directly with students, providing teaching, services, and behavioral and crisis intervention.
  • Utilize YMHNs as a resource for staff, parents, and students.
  • Provide information/access needed for YMHNs to connect with families.

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For more info, contact:

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Holle Spessard

Director - Special Education Services
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Beth Winterfeldt

Youth Mental Health Navigator