Connecticut’s SS/HS initiative, administered by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, State Department of Education, and Court Support Services Division, and with strong collaboration from Department of Children and Families, supported three SS/HS local school districts that ser...
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In September of 2013, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) was one of seven states awarded the Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Wisconsin’s SS/HS grant initiative is a collaborative effort bet...
Ohio is one of seven states awarded a Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) grant in 2013 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Provides national data showing how health care, family, and community factors are related to mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders in early childhood. Findings highlight specific factors that could be addressed through efforts at national, state and local levels.
Presents fundamental facts on the rationale for using Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) within behavioral health service systems.
Describes changes in the brain that occur during the adolescent years and the significance of this stage of development for life-long mental health. Particulary, discusses how the changes and differences from adults brains can explain, sometimes hazardous, adolescent behavior.
Responds to and recognizes the impact of trauma on many sectors in behavioral health and beyond. The paper introduces the concept of trauma and offers a framework for how organizations, systems, and service sectors can become trauma-informed.
Considers school policies that try to assist teachers in dealing with the variety of psychosocial and health problems that interfere with learning and performance. Cautions against fragmented supports for students and reviews the benefits of a "whole child" approach for improved outcomes.
Articulates the Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF), a proposed and developing interconnection of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and School Mental Health (SMH) systems to improve educational outcomes for all children and youth, especially those with or at risk of develop...
Provides a biennial survey on the mental health status of the U.S. population; the providers and settings for mental health services; the types of mental health services and rates of utilization; and costs and sources of funding for mental health services.