• Schools and communities across the nation are struggling to meet the complex mental health and wellness needs of students and their families. This one-stop webpage is intended to serve as a repository of resources for school personnel who are looking for solutions to their local needs. This resource map will continue to be developed over time by a representative Social and Emotional Wellness Committee and organized within a multi-tiered system. It will include information on the evidence-based assessments, programs, curriculum, consultants, and trainers available regionally to help build a sustainable, healthy social and emotional environment for students and staff.

    The Social and Emotional Wellness Committee of the CSIU Region came together early in 2019 in response to a growing need to support area districts and their communities in the following areas:

    • Crisis training and response teams
    • Suicide prevention and response
    • Trauma-informed school models
    • MTSS systems of support for mental health
    • Social and emotional learning professional development and support

    The S&EW committee meets monthly at the CSIU and is facilitated by Bernadette Boerckel, Director of Community Outreach.



    Cathy Keegan, Superintendent Milton Area School District
    Pete Cheddar, Superintendent Mount Carmel Area
    Jennifer Hain, Director of SUN Area Technical Institute
    Rebecca Perruquet, Warrior Run Community Schools Coordinator
    Alice Justice, School Counselor (Retired), Consultant, CSIU 
    Adrienne Mael, CEO GSV and Columbia & Montour United Ways
    Tim Knoster, Executive Director of the McDowell Institute
    Danielle Empson, Director of School-based Behavioral Health, McDowell Institute
    Terri Locke, Director of Special Education and Alternative Placement
    Ellen Withrow, Grants, Research, and Development Coordinator, CSIU
    Ryan McNally, Director, Miller Center & Community Health Initiatives at Evangelical Community Hospital
    Rae Ann Crispell, Administrative Support Director
    Catherine Girton, Director of Student Services, Milton Area School District