The Winnisquam Office of Student Wellness is funded by the federally awarded System of Care/Fast Forward 2020 grant by the NH Department of Education through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
This grant supports several important initiatives within the Winnisquam School District and within our regional system of care partner communities, Laconia and Franklin. This work includes building the Multi-Tiered System of Support for Behavior (MTSS-B) in all five schools and developing early childhood opportunities in the community. We hold Community Management Team Meetings monthly where community partners come together to discuss the work related to the Office of Student Wellness. The purpose of the CMT is to form community partnerships to meet the mental and behavioral wellness of children and families in our area. In addition to building a regional system of Care, the grant has also allowed for the expansion of wraparound services. Wraparound services are an effective support option for families with youth who have complex needs such as substance misuse and/or significant mental health challenges.
Meet our staff
Alli is the Family & Student Support Liaison for the Winnisquam Regional School District. Her roll is to bridge the gap between schools, families, and community resources. Alli started her career in community mental health, working as a home-based clinician for at-risk youth and families in the seacoast area. Her work in the community setting inspired her to go back to school and complete her master’s degree in School Counseling at Plymouth State University. Alli believes that strong families make for strong students and she is passionate about helping children reach their full potential academically, socially, and emotionally. Now, Alli is excited to start a new chapter in the Lakes Region and bring her knowledge, skills, and passion to our school community. When she’s not working with students and families, you can find Alli hiking in the White Mountains, swimming in the ocean, or kayaking on Lake Winnepesaukee with her dogs, Stevie & Stella. Stevie trains as a therapy dog, so if you see her around town she loves scratches and snuggles from new friends!
This website was developed (in part) under grant number SM063393 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.