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Behavioral Health Resource Guide

Behavioral Health is the promotion of mental health, resilience, and wellbeing; the treatment of mental and substance use disorders; and the support of those who experience and/or are in recovery from these conditions, along with their families and communities (US Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration).

OSPI Behavioral Health Programs

Interconnected Systems Framework

Effective implementation of school-based behavioral health services and programs relies on a defined Multi-Tiered System of Supports or MTSS. The Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) is a structure and process that maximizes effectiveness and efficiency by blending the strengths of school and community mental health with strengths of the multi-tiered framework of PBIS (Barrett, Eber, Weist, 2013). 

SHAPE System

The SHAPE Quality Assessment may be used to improve the quality of a school mental health system. The assessment also includes a library of additional resources.

Referral Pathways

The School-Based Mental Health Referral Pathways Toolkit provides implementation guidance for buildings and districts looking to integrate behavioral health services into their settings. The Toolkit supports various models and delivery formats.