Denise Moody is the Founder and Director of an education consulting and events firm, Resilience Impact, LLC in addition to being a Direct of Student Services for a mid-sized district in Minnesota.
Denise has worked within educational settings for over fifteen years, working with students from early childhood through high school primarily at the district level. Denise has professional interests in trauma-informed systems of care, school-based mental health, and multi-tiered systems of support. She values the importance of spreading the message of how relationships and connections can transform schools to a place where staff and students can not only belong but thrive.
Denise graduated from Winona State University with a degree in Social Work. She went on to get her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of St. Thomas and College of St. Catherine’s. She also attended the University of Minnesota with a focus area of educational leadership and is licensed as a Director of Special Education. She is a licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and is currently working toward a Doctorate in Education through St. Cloud State University.
This session will focus on one system that schools can develop to respond to the needs of students.
With growing mental health and substance use concerns among children and adolescents, along with an increase in lack of engagement and aggressive behaviors, we must shift our practices in schools to address the current needs of students. A referral to the special education team is an inadequate response and doesn’t serve students, staff or families, yet when I speak with many schools that is basically the system of response that they have.
Join the session to talk about the role of a Care Team in responding to student needs and how it can help support students, staff and families.