University of Vermont Project ECHO

About Project ECHO

The Project ECHO model™. Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an evidence-based interactive distance-learning method developed by researchers at the University of New Mexico.  The ECHO model™ links teams of interdisciplinary specialists with primary care clinicians.  During teleECHO™ sessions, experts mentor and share their expertise across a virtual network via case-based learning, enabling primary care practice teams to treat patients with complex conditions in their own communities.

University of Vermont Project ECHO School Nurses: Mental Health in the School Setting

This continuing education series will highlight evidence-based care of mental health issues in children, grades K-12. The program will identify strategies, best practices, and emerging topics in responding to mental health concerns and highlight resources for school nurses.

This program is offered at no cost to participants through a grant from the Vermont Department of Health.

Participants can receive continuing medical education (CME) credits for each learning session attended.

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January 13, 2022 - May 12, 2022
School Nurses: Mental Health in the School Setting


This educational series starts on January 13th.  Please register by January 6th.

Pre-registration is required. This program has limited enrollment. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Cohort-based learning in a peer supportive environment is foundational to this ECHO series. This cohort will be finalized on January 6; registrations will not be accepted after that date.

Registration Form

University of Vermont Project ECHO School Nurses: Mental Health in the School Setting Program Overview


Session DateTeleECHO Session Topic

Session Materials

1/13/2022Wellness and Self Care for Ourselves and Our Students (Michael Hoffnung, DO)Slides
2/10/2022Eating Disorders (Katherine Mariani, MD)Slides
3/10/2022Addressing the Non-compliant Child: Oppositionality and Disruptive Behaviors (Margaret Spottswood, MD and Rebecca Ruid, PhD)Slides
4/14/2022Managing Psychiatric Emergencies (Haley McGowan, DO and Yasmeen
Abdul-Karim, MD)
5/12/2022Managing Anxiety: What School Nurses Need to Know (Stephanie Fosbenner, MD and Cynthia LaRiviere, PhD)Slides