Megan Lucy has a B.A. in Legal Studies and Minor in Education from University of California, Santa Cruz. Her professional passions lie in education, advocacy, and improving child-serving systems and she comes to the team with project management experience in the non-profit, advocacy, and business sectors. She’s excited to support school-based mental health practices as a member of the SMART Center team. Megan also loves all things outdoor-related. She spends most weekends outside climbing, camping, or snowboarding and is excited to explore the natural beauty that the PNW has to offer.
(Training & Technical Assistance) As a key component of this mission, UW SMART has developed strategies and related infrastructure for providing training and technical assistance to state and local education agencies as well as individual school districts. The SMART Center’s “TACore” provides: 1) Training and consultation/coaching focused on developing workforce capacity (among school staff and community partners) to deliver research-based strategies, policies, and practice models relevant to the education context, 2) Technical assistance focused on building evidence-based, multi-tiered systems of school-based behavioral health, using collaborative decision-making processes guided by local data as well as research evidence, and 3) Program evaluation focused on collecting and analyzing existing (e.g., administrative datasets) and novel (e.g., surveys, focus groups) quantitative and qualitative data to determine the impact of new or existing programs, practices, and policies.
What happens when training goes virtual? Adapting training and technical assistance for the school mental health workforce in response to COVID-19(2021)School Mental Health