Tevin aims to facilitate student matriculation through K–20 education by bolstering school mental health (SMH). Addressing barriers impeding student mental health (e.g., national counselor shortage, discipline disparities, unmet mental health needs) is critical to address inequity in education. His community-engaged research agenda will strengthen SMH workforce capacity and systems by 1) integrating public health frameworks (e.g., social determinants of health, population health) in counselor education, supervision, and research; and 2) illuminating minority counselor decision-making, strategies, social mobility, and barriers to practice. His other research interests are social-emotional learning, mental health awareness training and interventions with educators and community stakeholders, and school-community partnerships. Youth will reach their full potential with aid of SMH professionals trained to serve as community agents of social change and equity.
MORE ABOUT TEVIN
Tevin, a future counselor educator, has firsthand experience as a school counselor navigating K-20 education. A Scanlan Center for SMH Workforce Expansion trainee, he is well-positioned to engage in research to promote equity and social justice, inform policy, and advance counselor preparation, diversification, and praxis.