The 11th Meeting of the Carolina Network for SMH

 August 25-26, 2016 –The Carolina Network For School Mental Health convened at the Midway Baptist Church in West Jefferson to discuss suicide prevention and postvention efforts in the Carolinas. A complete overview of the two-day conference can be found here.




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Positive Impact of ASC Center in Ashe County 

Whitney Van Sant, clinical intern, and Dr. Michael took time to explain to the Ashe County Board of Education the impact the Assessment, Support and Counseling (ASC) Center has made on Ashe County students. With over 150 students served over the last three and a half years, the program continues to thrive with the support of board members as well as school administrators, counselors, and teachers alike.

See the full article here.

Student to Participate in 3MT Competition

The 3MT competition is a chance to showcase one's research or scholarly/creative project in three minutes. Stephanie Lichiello is a second year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program at Appalachian State University. As a research assistant with the Assessment, Support, and Counseling (ASC) Center, she has spent a considerable amount of time collecting data related to student mental health outcomes. She will present a project titled "Prevention of Escalating Adolescent Crisis Events" at the competition next week.

Details regarding the competition can be found here.

Dr. Michael Receives Holshouser Award for Excellence in Public Service

The James E. Holshouser, Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Service was created in 2007 to encourage, identify, recognize, and reward public service by faculty among the 17-campus University of North Carolina. The award, presented by the UNC Board of Governors, was given to Dr. Michael in 2014 for his facilitation and direct treatment of youth with mental health concerns via the Assessment, Support, and Counseling (ASC) Center. 

Read the full article here.