Student Wellbeing:
Turning Policy into Action

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About this Webinar

Join us and watch on-demand as we delve into the critical intersection of policy, mental health, and student wellbeing in educational institutions.

Explore the practical aspects of translating policy into impactful action for the safety and wellbeing of students. Our expert speakers, Christie Hobbs and Dr. Amy Grosso, bring a wealth of experience in the education sector.

During this webinar they provide attendees with actionable insights and tangible strategies that can be implemented in their institutions as they discuss navigating the complexities of educational policies with practical solutions that prioritize the wellbeing of students.

Key Takeaways

  • Navigating Legal Frameworks: Gain valuable insights on aligning policies with legal considerations, empowering you to create a robust framework that ensures compliance while prioritizing student wellbeing.
  • Implementing Solutions: Learn practical strategies and perspectives on integrating and leveraging technology effectively to create a safe, secure and supportive environment for students.
  • Community Collaboration: Discover the importance of collaboration between administrators, counselors, and other stakeholders in building a cohesive network that addresses the holistic wellbeing of students.

Q&A Session: Listen as Christie and Dr. Grosso addressed attendee questions during an interactive Q&A session.


About the Presenters

Christie Hobbs,
General Counsel,
Northwest Independent School District (TX)

Christie Hobbs serves as General Counsel for Northwest Independent School District (TX), where she advises the school district daily on legal matters. She currently serves on the executive committee of the School Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and was a summer retreat planner for the section. Before joining NISD, Christie was a partner at Leasor Crass, P.C., a law firm specializing in school law. She has experience with student discipline hearings, employee grievance hearings, due process hearings, school board appeal hearings, OCR investigations, and litigation. Christie has negotiated hundreds of school contracts for r purchasing, leases, and construction projects. Ms. Hobbs is an experienced litigator in state and federal court. She has represented business owners in debt collection disputes, consumers in claims under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and homeowners in breach of fiduciary duty suits against their mortgage companies. She defended school districts in lawsuits over discrimination, terminations, breach of contract, and special education. She has won summary judgments for public and private employers in suits over denials of unemployment benefits. Before law school, Christie taught ninth-grade Spanish at Crowley I.S.D., where she also coached cheerleading and sponsored Student Council. She is fluent in Spanish. .

Dr. Amy Grosso,
Director, Expert in Residence,
Raptor Technologies

Dr. Grosso is a highly accomplished professional with a Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, more than 15 years of experience, and a passion for student wellbeing. Dr. Grosso provides in-depth subject knowledge, technical expertise, industry-specific guidance, and support on requirements, and helps validate the accuracy, integrity, and reliability of project outputs. At Round Rock ISD in Texas, she led the creation of the Behavioral Health Services Department, overseeing a team of social workers providing vital support to students and families. Dr. Grosso pioneered the threat assessment process, creating a safe environment for over 46,000 students. She also updated suicide protocols district-wide, implementing evidence-based practices. Nationally, Dr. Grosso serves on the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's National Chapter Leadership Council, contributing to suicide prevention efforts.

Don't miss this chance to hear a crucial conversation aimed at shaping the future of student wellbeing in schools.