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Fostering collaboration between mental health professionals and school resource officers (SROs) is essential for districts to combat the increase in school violence and provide students the resources they need to succeed.
Join us to hear from Mo Canady, Executive Director of the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO), and Dr. Amy Grosso, Director of Behavioral Health Services at Round Rock ISD (TX), as they discuss:
Mo Canady holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Jacksonville State University. He is a former lieutenant with the City of Hoover Police Department in Alabama. The last twelve years of his law enforcement career were spent as the supervisor of the School Services Division. He was appointed as an instructor for the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) in 2001 and a NASRO board member in 2005. He also served as president of The Alabama Association of School Resource Officers (TAASRO) in 2004. Canady has served as the executive director for NASRO since 2011. With his guidance, the organization’s Basic SRO Course became the only SRO course to receive national certification and to be recognized by the federal government as the gold standard of training for SROs. He is a co-author of the national report; “To Protect and Educate – The School Resource Officer and the Prevention of Violence in Schools.”
Dr. Grosso completed her Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She started her career as a mental health counselor with Wake Forest Baptist Health. Dr. Grosso created the Behavioral Health Services Department for Round Rock ISD, a large suburban district with 48,000 students, including the hiring and oversight of a team of social workers providing tier-three services to students and families. In addition, she implemented the first-ever staff social worker to ensure support of staff. Dr. Grosso assisted in establishing the Round Rock ISD Police Department and specifically designed how social workers work in conjunction with police officers. She serves on the National Chapter Leadership Council of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and co-authored the book “Schoolwide Collaboration for Transformative Social Emotional Learning.”