Program Purpose

The Regional Office of Education #33’s behavioral health team believes in supporting the whole family and community. We offer services to help families and professionals build their capacity to support and sustain healthy social-emotional development and mental health. Our focus is to help increase skills and reduce family and educator stress surrounding behavioral health needs.

Program Focus

  • Increase skills in Social Emotional Learning competencies:
    self-management, self-awareness, responsible decision-making, relationship skills, social awareness
  • Assist in creating a school/community/family connection related to behavioral health
  • Provide behavioral health training, technical assistance, and advocacy for families and educators

Behavioral Health Brochure


Social - Emotional Learning

Caregiver Resources

Conscious Discipline

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Resources for Educators

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Resources for Parents

Meditation / Mindfulness

Staff Information

Support Provided

Behavioral Health Coordination

Provides and assists with coordination of behavioral health training and technical assistance to educators to help create classrooms where all children can learn and thrive.


Jessica Donaldson

Family Support Services

Coordinates Family Support University (FSU) and provides professional development and resources to families in a variety of formats with an emphasis in Knox County. Support is offered to help empower caregivers to effectively parent their children.

Alysia Poulos

Early Childhood Prenatal to Age 3 Behavioral Health Consulting

Provides support to Prevention Initiative Team to help them strengthen the family’s caregiver-child relationship. Coordinates community collaborations related to early childhood services.

Rhonda Hillyer

Early Childhood Preschool Behavioral Health Consulting

Provides training and support to early childhood educators and families to help increase social emotional skills within their classrooms and at home. 


Melissa McNicholas