Parking and Post-Meeting Social Gathering

For those planning to attend the CNSMH meeting this Friday (8/16/2013), we have some important information. This Friday will be freshman move-in day for Appalachian State University, and as such we suggest finding parking early to be on the safe side.

First, here are two maps to help you navigate around campus:

Directions to the Rivers Street Parking Deck:

Coming in on 421 -- pass Lowes Food in the New Market Center on the right, pass through the 105 intersection. Turn left at that next light on Hardin, with the Daniel Boone Restaurant on the corner. Turn right onto Rivers Street onto campus, and Parking deck will be on left. 

Coming from 321 where Holiday Inn Express and Fairfeild Inn are -- just continue on that road, pass through the 105 intersection where double decker Wendy's is and turn left at Rivers Street. Parking deck on left.

Directions to Raley Lot:

Start out as though you are heading for the Rivers Street Parking Deck (see above). Continue past the Rivers Street Parking Deck and through the next light. Then at the very next light turn right and that is the Raley lot. 

** If you get lost in attempts to find parking, or after parking and trying to find the Student Union, please contact Rafaella for directions (252.521.5100) ***

Social Gathering

On Thursday (8/15), we plan to have a social gathering at Portofino's at 6 pm for dinner and drinks and we invite anyone who can make it to attend! Please RSVP by emailing Rafaella if you plan on coming so we can try to reserve enough seats. 


August 2013 Meeting Agenda

The agenda for our August 2013 meeting can be found as a Word document here. Please let us know if you have any questions!






Welcome & Introductions

Breakfast and coffee provided

Dr. Ben Matthews, Director for Safe and Healthy Schools Support Division, Department of Public Instruction



Preventing Violence and Crime in America’s Schools

Billy Lassiter, Deputy Director for NC’s Center for Safer Schools, NC Department of Public Safety






South Carolina School Behavioral Health Coalition



School Safety from a School Resource Officer’s Perspective Officer Bill Hartley, School Resource Officer

Watauga County High School, NC



Working Lunch



Mental Health & Teachers for School Safety

Laura Murray

University of Pennsylvania



Working Groups: Integrated School Safety



Further Directions & Planning


August 2013 CNSMH Meeting


Appalachian State University campus, Plemmons Student Union, Linville Falls Room.


August 16, 2013

Hotel Information?

We recommend the following hotels:

Fairfield Inn & Suites

2060 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone, NC 28607 - (828) 268-0677

Courtyard Marriot

1050 N Carolina 105, Boone, NC 28607 - (828) 265-7676

Holiday Inn Express

1943 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607 - (828) 264-2451


Please email us if you plan on attending! If you have RSVP'd already then you do not have to again.


Video and PowerPoint of Dr. Weist's talk available for download

Dr. Weist gave a presentation at Appalachian State University (ASU) to discuss child and adolescent mental health to a crowd of mental health professionals, school professionals, ASU faculty from multiple departments, and students. Click below to access the video of Dr. Weist's talk and/or the accompanying PowerPoint file.

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Dr. Mark Weist's Talk Today! (4/19/2013)

Please join us for Dr. Mark Weist's talk on child and adolescent mental health via live stream!