We support school, community, and state collaborative efforts to address whole child development: social, emotional, physical, and cognitive.
Our experience and expertise makes us the perfect partner in facilitating advocacy efforts and building collaborative partnerships to drive progress in addressing whole child development in our schools and communities.
We prepare and deliver highly effective presentations and materials on a range of topics, including child development & neuroscience, adverse childhood experiences, trauma, stress & resilience, educator & staff wellness, and social emotional learning (SEL).
We provide technical assistance using the National Center for School Mental Health's (NCSMH) School Assessment and Performance Evaluation System (SHAPE) to increase the quality and sustainability of comprehensive school mental health systems.
Christy Gauss, MSW, LSW has been recognized for establishing a community of practice across Indiana focused on addressing whole child development in schools. Additionally, she has lead efforts to align initiatives and braid resources at the state level to support schools and their community partners, advocated at the policy level, and consulted with school districts, mental health providers, and other community partners.
Prior to launching SCP Consultants, Christy worked as a School Mental Health Facilitator for the Indiana School Mental Health Initiative and previously as a System of Care Coordinator for the Indiana Department of Education. She received her MSW from Indiana University and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the George Washington University.
Certified QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide and Awareness Trainer
Certified Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Interface Master Trainer
IPLA Licensed Social Worker
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"It is time to stop putting the majority of our resources towards responding to crisis and work together to address the root causes of poor health, education & life outcomes.”