Amy Kennedy, Education Director of The Kennedy Forum
With over 15 years of experience working in public schools, Amy has seen first-hand how a child’s mental health and mental health literacy impacts their ability to learn and grow—not only in the classroom, but in life. Each day, she challenges herself and others to learn to address ACEs and other developmental roadblocks head on through thoughtful interventions and skill building.
Amy knows that by supporting educators and working with community partners to create robust mental health systems within our schools, it is possible to identify students’ needs and intervene early, while neuroplasticity is at its peak. Through strategies like social-emotional learning and integrated systems of care that meet students where they are, we have the power to improve educational, emotional, and health outcomes for all kids.
Watch Amy’s Facebook Live discussion with Mental Health America president & CEO Paul Gionfriddo on prioritizing youth mental health care in the U.S.
Visit Amy’s website to learn more about her focus areas.