Mental Health Services

The specialized support services we bring to the multidisciplinary school team include: home-school-community collaboration, identifying child mental health needs, social skills, group and individual support, self advocacy, assessing student social, emotional, and behavioral needs, behavior intervention, crisis intervention, mediation and problem resolution, coordination of community agency services, family support, tracking attendance and truancy, provide program and community resources.

School Social Workers use an ecological perspective to link school, home, and the community together. We help build relationships with family and school for a shared approach to help promote student learning. School Social Workers provide information about children’s mental health needs to the school staff. The philosophy of crisis intervention comes from strengths-oriented theory. These techniques are designed to develop coping strategies and to resolve crisis to increase life skills and pro social emotional learning.

Metro Area Mental Health Crisis Response

Anoka County: (763) 755 - 3801

Hennepin County:
   Adult (612) 596 - 1223
   Children (612) 348 - 2233

In a life - threatening emergency, call 911

The Social Workers at NEC are:

Kelly Betzold, LGSW

Elementary EBD
Kelly Mwei, LGSW

Jamie Anderson, ALC


Lyla Peterson, MSW, LICSW 
STRIVE Secondary and SUN 

Bryce Merriman, LICSW

Options Middle, InVest Middle, Safe, Strive

 Shaina Feingold, Stive/SUN




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1820 XENIUM LANE NORTH Plymouth, MN 55441
PH: 763-559-3535

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