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Tuesday, January 19th
2:00 - 2:30 PM EST

With SAMHSA’s Project AWARE grants open for application, how have school districts used this funding to develop sustainable partnerships that are improving school mental health efforts? Join us for a webinar with Perry Blankenship, Project AWARE Coordinator in McDowell County, West Virginia, who will share how he has used Project AWARE funds to:

  • Expand relationships between the school district and community partners to provide mental health awareness and support services
  • Enhance services within each MTSS tier
  • Increase workforce development opportunities that strengthen mental health identification and referral efforts
The Project AWARE grant deadline of February 15, 2021 is around the corner, so don’t miss hearing from Perry on how his work has resulted in better outcomes for his students in West Virginia.

Our Presenters:
Perry Blankenship, M.A., M.DIV., MBA, M.Ed., ALPS
Project AWARE Coordinator, Coordinator of Student Services, Attendance, Nutrition, and Mental Health Services, McDowell County Schools

Perry Blankenship is the Coordinator of Student Services, Attendance, Nutrition, and Mental Health/Project Aware for McDowell County Schools. He has worked in clinical counseling since 2011 and has as the director of mental health services, served as a therapist, school counselor, and vocational rehabilitation counselor prior to his current position. Perry is a 100% service connected Veteran of the Persian Gulf War. He holds a bachelor’s degree in theology, a bachelor’s degree in pastoral counseling, a master’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in divinity, a master’s degree in business administration, a master’s degree in education, and is currently enrolled in the Ed.S. program at Marshall University and the Doctorate of Pastoral Counseling program at Andersonville Theological Seminary. He is also the Pastor at Fincastle First Church of God in Bluefield, VA., the clinic supervisor for the Alternative Sentencing Program in McDowell, WV, and a volunteer chaplain at Princeton Community Hospital. He is certified in numerous fields of training and is a trainer for numerous prevention and intervention programs.
Sabrina Jonkhoff
K12 Key Account Manager, Kognito

A passionate advocate for mental health, Sabrina is grateful to be part of a company that uses technology and conversations to improve social, emotional, and physical health outcomes. After joining the Kognito team in 2019 as a Business Development Representative, Sabrina now oversees K12 clients across states in the Midwest and Northeast as a strategic account manager.
Jennifer Spiegler
Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Kognito

Jennifer joined Kognito in 2010 with a background spanning education, business, and not-for-profit sectors, in areas such as instructional design, strategic communications, fundraising, and arts administration. Prior to joining Kognito, Jennifer served as assistant director of the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning where she initiated new projects with faculty in the health sciences. At Kognito, Jennifer leads engagements with state-level government agencies, statewide non-profits, and school districts, overseeing a multi-disciplinary team to support client marketing, customer experience and simulation customization, and new simulation development.
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A passionate advocate for mental health, Sabrina is grateful to be part of a company that uses technology and conversations to improve social, emotional, and physical health outcomes. After joining the Kognito team in 2019 as a Business Development Representative, Sabrina now oversees K12 clients across states in the Midwest and Northeast as a strategic account manager.
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