Maryland School Mental Health Alliance. MSMHA. School Mental Health Integration Grant. Introductions. Milt McKenna Maryland State Department of Education Nancy Lever, Mark Weist University of Maryland, Center for School Mental Health Analysis and Action Catherine Bradshaw
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School Mental Health Integration Grant
Call for proposals April 2005 from the U.S. Department of Education (Grant Due in mid May!)
“Grants for the Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems will provide funds to increase student access to high-quality mental health care by developing innovative approaches that link school systems with the local mental health system.”
1 of 20 funded projects (84 total applicants)
1. To further build a systematic state initiative for school mental health (SMH)
2. To improve outcomes related to red and yellow zone youth in PBIS schools through:
1 Management Team
1 Advisory Board
5 Counties (Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, St. Mary’s, Washington)
5 County Integration Teams
15 PBIS Schools (3/County) and Demonstration Teams
Responsible for pursing improved school-mental health system integration in their county through:
Based on discussions, the team will identify
PBIS Needs Assessment
To help Ohio’s school districts, community-based agencies, and families work together to achieve improved educational and developmental outcomes for all children — especially those at emotional or behavioral risk and those with mental health problems.
New Orleans, 1997
Virginia Beach, 1998
*the 2001 conference was cancelled related to the events of September 11CSMHA Annual Conferences on Advancing School Mental Health
JHU, Center for EBP
JHU, Center for Viol Pr
MSDE, MH-School Int.
GOC, Innovations Inst.
MSDE, MHA, WkFrce
……Unprecedented State and National Resources and Initiatives in MD
What are the most pressing mental health concerns in your schools?
What is currently available for red, yellow and green zone youth?
What is needed for red, yellow and green zone youth?