During this Reclaiming Futures webinar, the Principal of the Northshore Recovery High School/ Co-Founder of the icanhelp project, Michelle Muffett-Lipinski, outlines successes and challenges for developing recovery programming within schools and communities. Michelle also describes common responses to mental health and substance abuse issues in schools and approaches to identifying and engaging young people who need support.
Michelle Muffett-Lipinski, M.Ed. is Principal of the Northshore Recovery High School in Beverly, Mass., a specialized high school designed to meet the diverse academic and emotional needs of adolescents struggling with substance use and its co-occurring disorders. Throughout her career Michelle has focused on developing rigorous academic programs that address the “whole child”, particularly students most at-risk socially and academically.