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Integrating Mental Health Services to Strengthen School Climate

Recorded on April 13, 2016

Sponsored by the Region IX Equity Assistance Center at WestEd.

How can schools and districts best serve students with mental health needs? In this webinar, participants learn strategies for implementing comprehensive mental health services in schools that will improve overall school climate.

Alicia Rozum of the California School-Based Health Alliance describes the principles of creating effective mental health service models, including:

  • Identifying students with mental health needs
  • Building a multidisciplinary team
  • Engaging students and families, linking with school climate efforts
  • Partnering with community-based providers

Rozum also highlights examples of schools and districts with successful implementation of the above principles.

Who Will Benefit

  • K-12 district superintendents and administrators
  • Principals and site administrators
  • Teachers and intervention specialists
  • Community and county mental health providers
  • School board members and parent leaders
  • Researchers and grant makers

You Will Learn

  • The necessary components for student-friendly mental health services
  • How to ensure mental health services are culturally responsive and accessible to all students
  • How schools and districts are using a systems approach
  • Ways to engage students in designing and implementing services

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Webinar Presenter(s):

Alicia Rozum

Materials from the Webinar