This month’s podcast discusses best practices for addressing mental needs and challenges in the Christian school setting.
Additional Resources: Read Cara Dixon’s post at the ACSI blog, which details steps to take now to address your students’ mental health needs.
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About the Host
Dr. Lynn Swaner is the Director of Thought Leadership at ACSI, where she leads initiatives to address compelling questions and challenges facing Christian education. Prior to joining ACSI she served as a Christian school administrator and a graduate professor of education. A published scholar and conference speaker, she is the lead editor of the book PIVOT: New Directions for Christian Education, co-author of Bring It to Life: Christian Education and the Transformative Power of Service-Learning (forthcoming 2018), and editor of the ACSI blog. She received her EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Guest
Cara Dixon has worked in the mental health field for over 10 years, currently serving as the program director for Main Line Day LLC, and a clinician, consultant, and CEO of C.J. Dixon and Associates LLC. Dixon is credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Cara has spent the last several years designing counseling programs in Christian schools, drawing on her background in evidence-based practice and research. She has led trainings for staff on stress management in academic settings, as well as crisis management. She can be reached via email at email@example.com and her website is www.cjdixon.org.