Supporting Faculty and Staff Through Mental Health Challenges

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The past few years have been stressful on many fronts, and they have taken a toll on many adults’ mental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of Americans aged 18 to 44 who are seeking mental health assistance has increased 5% since 2019, and schools are reporting that they are experiencing a marked increase in requested mental health accommodations. Schools have also noted challenges related to interpersonal conflicts and performance management, which may be attributable to increased personal stressors. Join NBOA’s volunteer Human Resources Council and Grace H. Lee, NBOA’s legal counsel, as they discuss how these challenges have been addressed at independent schools, as well as best practices related to ADA requests and employee privacy. Discover strategies to mitigate external stress on school personnel, minimize legal risks, and enhance community support for faculty and staff.

Presented by volunteers from NBOA's Human Resources Council

Learning Objectives: Participants will gain insights into ADA-required accommodations for employee mental health, medical privacy protections, and real-world examples from schools addressing faculty and staff mental health needs.


Members: Free
Nonmembers: $105.00


Credit Information

CPE Credit

Field of Study: Personnel/Human Resources
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Recommended CPE Credits: 1.2

HRCI Credit

Recommended HRCI Credits: 1.0
HRCI Category: HR (General)

SHRM Credit

SHRM PDC Credit: 1.0
SHRM BoCK: HR Expertise


Grace Lee

Grace H. Lee

Partner | NBOA Legal Counsel

Venable LLP

Washington, DC

Grace H. Lee is a partner with Venable, LLP in the Labor and Employment Practice. Lee is an independent school law attorney whose practice focuses on employment law, risk management and other compliance and regulatory matters that impact independent schools and nonprofit organizations. She has significant experience formulating and implementing policies and procedures that assist her clients in complying with applicable state and federal laws, and provides them with proactive and preventive strategies.
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Amber Stockham

Amber Stockham, SPHR

Senior Director, Human Resources Programs

National Business Officers Association (NBOA)

Pittsfield, MA

With 20 years of human resources-related experience, Amber Stockham, SPHR, brings expertise in regulatory compliance, talent acquisition and management, organizational planning, and compensation and benefits design to her role as director, human resources programs at NBOA. Prior to joining NBOA in 2020, her career spanned a variety of industries, including social services, manufacturing and construction. She found a passion for education when she served as the director of human resources at Miss Hall’s School, an independent day/boarding school for girls in grades 9-12 in Massachusetts. In her current role, Stockham develops and delivers highly practical and engaging programs, products and services on topics ranging from difficult conversations and employee supervision to benefits administration. Stockham holds a master of business administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

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