Mission:The State Collaborative established the School-Based Mental Health Services Subcommittee to explore ways that public schools can access mental health services for their students and their families. Furthermore, coordinate the behavioral health services that public students get in school, at home, and in the community.
- Foster the development of local planning and implementation of behavioral health services delivered at school and coordinated with supports that follow in the home and in the community as needed.
- Develop and promote a statewide plan for coordinated behavioral health services delivered at school and connected to supports through the community.
- Promote quality behavioral health services in the school.
Vision:Community & School Strategic Plan:
- Full array of behavioral health services. (Coordinated, collaboration-based)
- Fully trained personnel in communities and schools (adequate number for community and school need)
- Use available funding and generate additional funds (effective and efficient intra- and interagency resources
- Develop shared outcomes and data collection (measurable to inform quality improvement)
- Public awareness and advocacy (focus on child and family outcomes/amplify youth and family voices
A Little More Explanation:School-based behavioral and mental health services are provided by a wide range of professionals – counselors, psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychiatrists. School-based services provide assistance to students with a range of needs. Areas of particular interest with the school-based behavioral and mental health field include school safety, prevention initiatives, substance abuse treatment, and financing mental health services.
Resources:Exceptional Children Division Behavior Support Consultant contact information Helpful Websites Related to School Based Behavioral Health
Plan for School Based Mental Behavioral Health Services and Supports
School Based Strategic Plan