Meeting the Kids Where They Are: How the Education Sector Implements School Behavioral Health Systems – Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

In the 2021- 2022 school year at least 96% of schools reported offering mental health services to their students, including those experiencing serious mental illness, through individual treatment, case management, referrals, and outreach. This data emphasizes the important role schools play in the continuum of care as part of a comprehensive mental health system. State education agencies, local education districts, and schools should work collaboratively with other sectors to improve access to care.

During this webinar, the National Center for School Mental Health will present how to develop and maintain comprehensive school mental health systems The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the North Carolina
Department of Health and Human Services will discuss state efforts to increase access to mental health services and programs in schools.

Learning Objectives:
• Increase knowledge about the role of education in addressing children and adolescent mental health.
• Learn from a state example how education agencies can improve youth mental health systems, policies, and programs.
• Discuss the role of cross-sector collaborations in comprehensive youth mental health systems.

July 12 @ 12:35

Behavioral Health

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

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