“We know that schools, families, and communities are eager to support the mental health of children and adolescents, especially in this time of intense crisis. This practical guide provides a variety of resources to start and expand these critical services at a time when they are most needed.”
-Tracy Mendez, Executive Director of the California School-Based Health Alliance.
In partnership with the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, the California Department of Education and the California Mental Health Services Authority, the California School-Based Health Alliance developed and released the California Student Mental Health Implementation Guide. This guide is a resource to support local education agencies (LEAs) and county behavioral health departments (BHDs) as they seek to partner and deliver high-quality school mental health services.
The guide is divided in to nine sections:
- Overview of School Mental Health
- Equity & Anti-Racist School Mental Health
- Needs Assessment
- Planning & Partnerships
- Staffing & Facilities
- Legal & Liability
- Funding & Sustainability
- Data Collection & Outcomes
Access the California Student Mental Health Implementation Guide at http://www.schoolhealthcenters.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/CA-SMH-Implementation-Guide.pdf?mc_cid=492f479b04&mc_eid=8edc8bb40f