Mental Health and Schools

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School-Based Mental Health: Achieving Integrated Supports
Start here to improve understanding, awareness, and implementation of school mental health. Resources in this section include:

  • Training videos
  • Frameworks and guidance documents
  • Key resource sites
  • Examples and models (coming soon)

Training Videos - Mini Series
This 3-video series is the perfect primer for exploring school-based mental health within a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS). The concepts are excellent and applicable for all, please excuse the grantee-focused introductions in the videos.

  1. Interconnected Systems Framework: The “What and Why” of ISF (1 of 3)
    Following the Interconnected Systems Framework requires integrating school mental health and PBIS efforts. Ultimately supporting behavior, academics, and mental health. 12 minutes
  2. Interconnected Systems Framework: The “How” of ISF (2 of 3)
    An overview with sample models and structures. Topics include: “core plus more” and concepts of function-informed vs. function-based interventions. 13 minutes
  3. Interconnected Systems Framework: The “How” of ISF (3 of 3)
    A comprehensive snapshot of “before” and “after” ISF at state, district, and school building levels. Examples of how data, systems, and practices can be utilized for improved outcomes for students. 15 minutes

Frameworks and Guidance Documents
Sources and materials for understanding and implementing school mental health.

Advancing Education Effectiveness: Interconnecting School Mental Health and School-wide Positive Behavior Support
Edited by Susan Barrett, Lucille Eber, & Mark Weist

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Health and Physical Education K-12 Learning Standards
The Washington State K–12 Learning Standards provide the foundation for curriculum development. The Health Education and Physical Education K–12 Learning Standards support instruction in these two specific subject areas

School Mental Health Referral Pathways Toolkit (SMHRP)
Published by SAMSHA, 2015

Wisconsin State’s School Mental Health Framework and Needs Assessment Survey



Resources Websites

Behavioral Health Overview
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website

How to Respond: Injury and Illness in Schools (Washington State)
A pdf document available free online for Washington schools and staff. See “Behavioral Health” section

Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) – Midwest PBIS Network
A rich site with tools, archived presentations & trainings, and resources

NPR Presents: A Silent Epidemic
Public schools are struggling to handle millions of students with mental health problems. Here’s why.

School Mental Health Assessment, Research, & Training (SMART) Center, University of Washington
The UW’s SMART Center promotes quality improvement of school-based mental/behavioral health services, thereby preventing or ameliorating mental health problems more effectively and promoting the social-emotional and academic development and success of youth across school, home, and community contexts.

Washington School-Based Health Alliance
Committed to advancing health care access in schools and ensure the health and academic success of youth statewide. The Alliance facilitates students’ access and utilization of health services in school.

UCLA’s Center for Mental Health in Schools

DBHR Children's Behavioral Health page

OSPI Resources
Washington State’s Project AWARE – OSPI
Improving the mental health and well-being of Washington students

Health and Physical Education K-12 Learning Standards
The Washington State K–12 Learning Standards provide the foundation for curriculum development. The Health Education K–12 Learning Standards support instruction in health specific subject areas (includes information on Emotional and Mental/Behavioral health)

Compassionate Schools

Integrated Student Supports

Multi-Tiered System of Supports

Student Assistance Program

 

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