Testimonials that we received from current "Typical or Troubled?" grantees.
“Typical or Troubled?® has helped Broward County Public Schools in Florida heighten awareness of mental health disorders among students. It has helped us de-stigmatize mental illness as well as inform stakeholder groups that mental illness is a treatable disease. Typical or Troubled?® has been an integral component of our District's comprehensive mental health plan.”
Faye M. Kravitz, LCSW
District Coordinator, Student Services
Lauderdale Manors Early Learning and Family Resource Center
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
“We trained all of our teachers and administrators in our organization in October. The program was very well received. Teachers loved the practical information and the 90 minute format. It generated lots of discussion and some very thoughtful questions. We are offering it to our instructional aides in the near future [after we receive administrative approval.”
Gretchen L. Whitman, MSW, LCSW
Schuylkill Technology Center
“At the national Center for School Mental Health, we receive countless requests from schools and districts regarding effective ways to equip teachers to identify and address student mental health issues. Typical or Troubled?® has offered so many communities a well-tested and feasible program to do just that, and we are grateful to be able to support and partner on this meaningful effort.”
Sharon Hoover Stephan, Ph.D.
Director, National Center for Student Mental Health,
Associate Professor Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,
University of Maryland School of Medicine
"I am a school psychologist who is assigned to a small, rural Middle/High combined high school. Before getting involved with the Typical or Troubled training, our school had a poorly defined referral process and lack of connections with outside services for students suspected of having mental health issues. We were able to use the Typical or Troubled program to help our school administration develop a well defined referral process and to gather information on outside mental health resources for our students. Since doing the training with the Middle/High faculty, the awareness about mental health issues with adolescents and referrals for services have increased. Now students in need of mental health support are better able to get connected with the resources they need."
Neal Dorenbosch, M.S., Ed. S., NCSP
Washington County School District