November 8 -- Mental Health Leadership Group meeting

 Hello Everyone!  We hope you are all sailing into the fall season. 

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 ​ Join us virtually November 8th from noon - 12:30 p.m

           for the 

 ​next meeting of the Mental Health Leadership Group! 

This will be the second meeting of this school year. If you missed the first meeting, that's okay; it's not too late to join us in a discussion regarding mental health in schools along with resources pertaining to the mental health and well-being of our students, teachers, and selves. All are welcome and we'd love to see you there!

We're excited to have this opportunity once again to come together to share and support each other's efforts!

Meeting Outline:

     Open Meeting/Introductions

     Discussion – mission statement and open discussion regarding concerns and strategies/resources

     Sharing of Resources


 Link for Mental Health Leadership Group meeting: https://hcde-texas-org.zoom.us/j/82158735973?pwd=N05aQ1RZK28zVkRLRTNEdk9pRFRoZz09


​Your Meeting Facilitators

Traci Gault   Traci Gault.png

Traci has worked in the field of OT (Occupational Therapy) for over 20 years; 11 of those years have been in school-based practice. She began her career as a COTA (Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant), eventually going back to school at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY, to earn her BS in Health Science and MS in Occupational Therapy. She has worked in various other settings, including inpatient traumatic brain injury rehab, inpatient mental health, home health, nursing and rehab, and pain management. Traci enjoys spending time with her three daughters, ages 22, 20, and 17. She also enjoys traveling, hiking, and watching movies in her “spare" time.


Amy Collins  Amy Collins Headshot.png

Amy has over 25 years of experience as a school-based occupational therapist and manager. She has consulted with many school districts and educational service centers across the state of Texas to provide program evaluation and training. She has presented on a variety of topics related to school-based practice at local and national conferences. Amy has authored many articles, including one regarding research on weighted vests in which she was the Principal Investigator. She serves as an editor for the Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, and Early Intervention, has served on various AOTA work groups, and is a reviewer for AOTA conference proposals. When not at work, Amy enjoys spending time with her two grown boys, singing in a band that performs across Texas, and writing music.