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District Mental Health Staff

The goal of district mental health staff is to partner directly with families, educators, students, and our communities to address and overcome barriers to academic achievement at the post-secondary level. Ultimately this partnership provides the necessary support and guidance that are essential to academic success and sound life decisions.

Mental health professionals are licensed and trained to provide support and interventions to students and families proactively and in times of emotional/mental health crisis.

They do this by providing individual, small group and family support. Sessions focus on:

  • Improving social, emotional and academic functioning
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Behavior modification
  • Specific skill development
  • Building trusting connections with each student and their family
  • Direct consultation and linkage to appropriate community resources for families
  • Help students and their families meet basic needs and overcome barriers to education

Please note that mental health staff placements are created around the ever-changing and unique needs of each school and may vary throughout the year and at each site. Please contact your student's school for more information.

NIKKI ROLES, MSW, LICSW
School Social Worker
Nikki.Roles@district196.org

952-431-8734

TERESE KUNICK, MSE, Ed.S., NCSP

School Psychologist
Terese.Kunick@district196.org

952-431-8715

Mental Health Contacts

Talking about COVID-19

Information provided by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Thoughts, Emotions and Coping with Stress

Resources