Kognito Training at Sarasota Schools in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune
We’re proud to be involved in this statewide effort, which will ultimately train over 100,000 PK-12 educators to support student mental health and engage school personnel as the eyes and ears of early identification. Thank you to all of the schools who are involved in this initiative!
One district which is helping lead the charge is Sarasota County Schools, who successfully trained 3,945 employees, or 70% of their teachers and staff, in one week.
Debra Giacolone, supervisor of Mental and Behavioral Health Services within the Pupil Support Services department, had the following to say about the district’s impressive activation:
“We are thrilled with the response from staff district-wide,” commented Debra Giacolone, supervisor of Mental and Behavioral Health Services within the Pupil Support Services department. “We are seeing our teachers, administrators and staff members do well above the minimum, state-mandated requirements for mental health awareness education. Many are electing to take multiple online sessions to broaden their knowledge base. Our district truly cares about connecting with students and families to address mental and behavioral health concerns as compassionately and efficiently as possible.”
To learn more about Sarasota County’s implementation of Kognito, head here.