The Community Alignment of Resources Team (CART) works to prevent youth substance use and enhance mental health infrastructures in the school and community. CART uses data-driven planning and partnerships to provide substance prevention curriculum, tools to identify at-risk youth, behavioral assessments, and more.
This is a 5-year grant that will end September 30, 2024.
CART uses a data-driven strategic planning approach through partnerships with valuable stakeholders including schools, law enforcement, and other community stakeholders to provide:
- Substance prevention curriculum in all schools.
- CART: tool to record/track 18 areas of life that can impact a student’s (or family’s) decision making about substances or other critical challenges and offer solutions. Tool is embedded in MTSS/PBIS tiers but can be implemented by any staff for any student/family outside of the tier Click here to access.
- CRAFFT: a screening tool to be used by school nurses for youth-at-risk of using substances and early interventions for the risks.
- Handle With Care: a collaboration between schools and police to protect children and help traumatized children heal and thrive.
- Functional Behavioral Assessments: a process for identifying problem behaviors and developing interventions to improve/eliminate those behaviors.
Mary Burch, RN
Office Location: Lloyd High School, Room 41
Mary promotes conditions that prevent youth substance use and enhance mental health infrastructures in the school and community.
Ashley conducts evaluations for special education services and consults with teachers on academic, behavioral, and substance prevention interventions for student success.
Michelle Landenwitch, LPCC, TF-CBT
Michelle provides counseling/mental health services on a variety of topics including social skills, bullying, mindfulness, organizational strategies, and anxiety, as well as trauma-based therapy in both English and Spanish. Michelle also collaborates with school employees to connect students and families to local resources.