Consulting

We provide a wide range of services that are designed to support your organization’s growth from start to finish.    Our consulting services include:

Mental Health and Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification Training

Organizational Development

Education Services

Mental Health and Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification Training

algeeMental Health First Aid is a public education program that can help individuals across the community to understand mental illnesses, support timely intervention, and save lives.  It is an 8-hour course that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. The course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect persons to professional, peer and social supports as well as self-help resources.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach neighbors, teachers, parents, peers, and caring citizens how to help a youth or teen experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge or is in crisis. The course discusses mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and provides guidance through the ALGEE action plan for both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered in the manual include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

Organizational Development 

mentorOur services provide an effective process for organizations that are looking to engage in developing their strategic future. Organizational members quickly establish a vision that is grounded in their past successes and passions. We use a strength-based process with diverse groups and organizations to do strategic planning, team building, developing performance assessments and feedback assessments.

Education Services

Deep Roots Consulting commits to a broad definition of education for all youth to succeed in school and in life, framed through closing the academic achievement gap.  Our Education Equity Assessments, Action Planning, and Staff Development cover focus areas of gathering baseline data on enrollment and completion, barriers to equity and inclusion, policies and strategies to promote equity and inclusion, and school, parental and community participation.  Our goal is to foster dialogue among stakeholders and promote a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to providing equitable education to all.  Our Cultural Competency services focus on an array of topics such as diversity, communication, conflict resolution, inclusion, and social justice with the intent to increase productivity, encourage innovation, and improve services for increasingly more diverse clients or students.

We offer consultation services to schools, communities, nonprofits, foundations, associations, and municipalities, to successfully implement and sustain strategies that lead to positive youth development, effective youth and adult leadership, and engagement in building organizations and communities inclusive of young people.

educationWe have a very strong base of consulting tools, materials and experience for K-12 settings, both public and private. While we will do individual consults in K-12 settings, we much prefer to deliver a comprehensive assessment, consulting, training, and application regime with the intention of supporting broad and deep systemic change.

Our education services are also provided in three primary areas of higher education: Student leadership development – helping campus student leaders incorporate these issues into all of their campus activity; Faculty development – providing faculty with training and resources for working deep diversity, equity and social justice issues into their curricula across all campus disciplines; and Leadership team training – providing “big picture” and “on-the-ground” implementation consultation and training for campus administration.

We have developed training programs around a wide range of content but always tailor the specific services to your needs. We can provide frameworks of our own or help you in your development and adaptation of your Strategic Plans and Mission through a deep diversity, equity and social justice lens.  Our strength-based approach focuses on collaborations and partnerships around shared, desired goals and shared community impact.