Behavioral Health Services

The NCESD Behavioral Support Services team supports districts in efforts to enhance students’ emotional and behavioral wellness while seeking to reduce or remove related non-academic barriers to learning. Our goal is to assist students to be emotionally and behaviorally healthy and supported so they may attend and engage at school to their fullest potential and graduate ready to achieve their goals in life.

The services offered by the Student Support Services Department varies somewhat annually, integrating a number of funding sources, but an enduring core of our work has been and remains the Student Assistance Program. We also offer a menu of training and technical assistance offerings for school staff related to student emotional and behavioral health, skills, programs, and strategies.

What does Behavioral Health mean?

Behavioral Health is defined as the promotion of mental health, resilience and wellbeing; the treatment of mental and substance use disorders; and the support of those who experience and/or are in recovery from these conditions, along with their families and communities. (SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration)

Contact Information

Shelley Seslar

Managing Director, Behavioral Health Services
shelleys@ncesd.org
509-665-2626

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Behavioral Health Events

Upcoming Events & Trainings

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Trainings, Programs & Technical Assistance

Our team keeps the slides below updated with the latest information about trainings, programs and assistance that NCESD can provide to school districts. For more information, please connect with Shelley Seslar at shelleys@ncesd.org.

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Emotional & Behavioral Distress Planning

Our team updates the slides below on a regular basis with information about Emotional & Behavioral Distress Planning. For more information, please contact Shelley Seslar at shelleys@ncesd.org.

Suicide Prevention, Intervention & Postvention

Our team updates the slides below on a regular basis with information about Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention. For more information, please contact Shelley Seslar at shelleys@ncesd.org.

Local Resources & Crisis Lines

Our team keeps the information below updated with the latest information. If you see something that needs to be updated or added, please contact Shelley Seslar at shelleys@ncesd.org.

Student Support Services Staff Contacts

Administrative

Shelley Seslar

Managing Director, Behavioral Health Services
shelleys@ncesd.org
509-665-2626

Crystal Fickey

Student Assistance Program Coordinator
crystalf@ncesd.org
509-300-4981

Chelan County – Student Assistance Professionals

Amy McCubbin

Student Assistance Professional – Wenatchee School District
mccubbin.a@wenatcheeschools.org

Shelley Valdez-Schultz

Student Assistance Professional – Wenatchee School District
shelleyvs@ncesd.org

Arlene Beltran

Student Assistance Professional – Wenatchee School District

Douglas County – Student Assistance Professionals

Jill Moomaw

Student Assistance Professional – Waterville School District

Grant County – Student Assistance Professionals

Arely Nunez

Student Assistance Professional – Soap Lake School District
arelyn@ncesd.org

Dylan Kling

Student Assistance Professional – Quincy School District
dylank@ncesd.org

Leigh Allison-Ray

Student Assistance Professional – Moses Lake School District
lallison@mlsd161.org

Mariah Taylor

Student Assistance Professional – Ephrata School District
mariaht@ncesd.org

Arlene Beltran

Student Assistance Professional – Quincy School District

Okanogan County – Student Assistance Professionals

Susan Hinger

Student Assistance Professional – Oroville School District & Tonasket School District
susanh@ncesd.org

Lesa Eiffert

Student Assistance Professional – Omak School District
leiffert@omaksd.org

Lynell Morrison-Nelson

Student Assistance Professional – Omak School District
lynelson@omaksd.org

Readiness to Learn Program

Wenatchee School District – Roxanne Cates, Children’s Home Society of Washington

Entiat School District – Roxanne Cates, Children’s Home Society of Washington

Additional Student Safety & Well-Being Services