Importance of School-Based Mental Health Services in K-12 Schools

Importance of School-Based Mental Health Services in K-12 Schools

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Importance of School-Based Mental Health Services in K-12 Schools

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Please join the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse on May 19 at 3:00 PM EDT for an informational webinar on mental health including guidance and resources for kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) schools.

The session will be held in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and feature Project AWARE Site Directors from both Rockingham County and Cleveland County Public Schools in North Carolina.

Presenters will provide an overview of how communities can utilize a multi-tiered system of support in schools to address the complex mental health needs among K-12 audiences. Providing access to mental health services has been shown to reduce mental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties with students and can help foster a safe and supportive learning environment for all members of the community.

The discussion will feature additional school safety-related resources available through SchoolSafety.gov, as well as a Q&A session.

• When: May 19, 2022, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

• Where: Join the webinar on Adobe Connect: https://share.dhs.gov/mentalhealthwebinar/

The Adobe Connect Platform does not support audio, please call in to following line to access the audio for this webinar: 800-926-4458.

• For: School and District Administrators; K-12 School Superintendents and Principals; Teachers and School Staff; School Counselors and School Psychologists; School Resource Officers and Law Enforcement; Emergency Management Staff; Policy Makers

If you have any questions, please contact the School Safety team at SchoolSafety@hq.dhs.gov.

This webinar is part of the 2022 School Safety Webinar Series, a program hosted by the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse to address emerging risks and threats facing the K-12 school community. Held on a monthly basis, the webinar series covers a range of school safety topics, and provides information on the resources, tools, and best practices available to equip school leaders with a set of strategies in creating safer and more resilient school systems.

The Federal School Safety Clearinghouse is a federal government interagency collaboration comprised of the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and Justice to provide a comprehensive and centralized location for federal school safety resources. The Clearinghouse reviews, collects, and distributes guidance, tools, best practices, and actionable recommendations to improve safety and security within school communities. Learn more at SchoolSafety.gov or sign up for updates.