Youth Mental Health Navigators

Helping students navigate timely access to mental health services.

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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
507-389-1914
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Beth Winterfeldt

Youth Mental Health Navigator
507-388-3675

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