• Implementation Update

    Posted by Mary Wegner on 6/30/2020

    COVID-19 and the statewide mandate to provide only remote learning for the rest of the 2019-20 school year thwarted our efforts to implement our lean prototype this spring. The Design Team will meet in the fall of 2020 to assess next steps. The Design Team is facilitated by Tristan Guevin of Sitka Tribe of Alaska and consists of the following individuals:

    • Doug Osborne, Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
    • Hillary Nutting, Sitka Tribe of Alaska
    • Loyd Platson, Sitka Counseling
    • Rebecca Poulson, Community Member
    • Sydney Carter, Youth Advocates of Sitka
    • Tammy Sumauang, Pacific High School
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  • Design Workshop 2020

    Posted by Mary Wegner on 3/3/2020

    2020 Leave Your Print Challenge

    Top Idea: Trained Counselors in Every School

    Addresses the Need: Student Mental Health support

    Design Workshop Goal: Study the problem to develop empathy, and then create a lean plan to implement a prototype that begins to address the need and can be built upon over time

    Design Workshop Participants: Amy Zanuzoski, Chuck Miller, Doug Osborne, Emily Demmert, Hillary Nutting, Jean Swanson, Loyd Platson, Paul Rioux, Rebecca Poulson, Sydney Carter, and Tammy Sumauang with support from Mary Wegner

    Design Workshop Facilitators: Krsitin Daniels and Tristan Guevin

    Design Workshop Dates: March 2nd and 3rd


    Results of the Design Workshop

    Focus Theme: Student access to resources during the school day

    Point of View Statement: Students whose learning is negatively impacted by outside factors need mental health support during the school day because a student's success and feeling of value is directly impacted by mental health

    How Might We...

    • Create mental health supports for students during the day?
    • Help students feel supported during the day?
    • Optimize existing resources to help students?

    Solutions: Multiple ideas were generated - some big and some small, and with a bias towards action our goal was to start with a lean prototype that we can implement and learn from through successive iterations

    Prototype: Leverage existing resources within the community to staff a room in one of our secondary schools

    Pilot: Beginning the week of April 6th, work with community partners to provide support for students at some level in a dedicated room at one of our secondary schools.

    Iteration Process: Interested Design Team members and those directly involved in supporting the room will communicate regularly to evaluate and refine the idea and make recommendations for the next step in the process

    Images from Design Workshop

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