School Responder announces strategic partnership with Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13
School Responder™ – A new category of apps.
Designed to address the day-to-day mental health, well-being and safety of students
Automated de-escalation notification
Fully secured, private communications
Automated action plan defined by each school’s rules
Designed for on-campus and remote learning settings
Uses best practices in compliance and reporting
LANCASTER, Pa., November 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Barbara A Grimm, Founder and President of School Responder (SR), announces a strategic partnership with Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (IU13), an educational services agency dedicated to delivering services to school districts and communities across the state. “We are excited to join an organization that strives to provide the latest tools to better serve schools across the state. Our common goal is to proactively engage in the school environment to help students and staff with their mental health and wellness needs needed to allow children to learn and grow in a supportive environment. IU13 is a leader in educational support and their commitment to children is in line with our vision,” said Grimm.
David B Cooper, Founder, CFO/CTO, SR, states: “We are delighted to be working with IU13. They understand the importance of timely and direct communication between students and staff in the school environment to support daily mental health promotion and wellness support.” We are here to support students every day, not just in times of crisis. We are here to to start the conversation!”
“I am excited to be part of this innovative mental health support system with School Responder,” he said Suzanne Billy, Manager of Behavioral Health Support Services. “IU13 works with school leaders across the state who are working to alleviate student struggles to best serve the needs of students and staff. Creating and delivering this powerful direct response communication system can help students connect to the social and emotional support they need, when they need it. School Responder’s forward-thinking team has developed a tool that can help bring about fundamental change for school systems across the state to meet the diverse and ever-evolving needs of our students.”
As part of this strategic partnership, IU13 will work with School Responder to improve direct communication in the school community to support the mental health, wellbeing and safety of children and youth across the state. Information is shared across various para-professional groups in the IU13 region.
About School Responder: Wellness Response Mobile App for everyday wellness
Founded in 2017, School Responder’s mission is to provide the school community with streamlined communications to ensure an effective response plan for mental health, wellbeing and student safety. Our response app technology strives to protect and empower every student, in every school, every day.
IU13 is a leader in identifying the needs of schools and implementing programs to meet those needs, with a compelling core objective of enhancing student learning. IU13 serves the 22 public school districts in Lancaster and Lebanon counties, as well as students in private schools, preschoolers, and adult learners everywhere Pennsylvania. IU13 also manages the Harrisburg Location of the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN). PaTTAN, an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, works in partnership with families and educational authorities to support programs and services that improve student learning and achievement.
IU13, Shannan Guthrie[email protected] or 717-606-1702
Barbara Grimm610.278.9067 or [email protected]
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