Trauma Informed Care Workshop – February 3, 2020

The WI Office of Children’s Mental Health Trauma Informed Care workgroup is kicking off their 2020 training series on February 3, 2020. Using their popular multi-site training format, the workshop will be webcast to more than fifteen locations statewide (see details below). Registration information will be available January 3, 2020. Topic:  Vicarious Trauma │ Secondary Trauma │Self Care […]

Coalition Launches New School Mental Health Navigator Community of Practice in 2020

The Coalition for Expanding School-Based Mental Health in Wisconsin in collaboration with the Department of Public Instruction is forming a new Community of Practice to support professionals who function as school mental health navigators within their school communities. The “mental health navigator” role is still an emerging position, but has become a critical component of successful school-based mental health initiatives across […]

Webinars from WI Dept of Public Instruction (DPI)

This page will be updated as new webinars are posted. Developing Mental Health Referral Pathways: Webinar – October 2019Referral Pathways: Actions or steps taken after identifying youth with a potential mental health issue. Liz Krubsack, School Mental Health ConsultantStudent Services/Prevention and Wellness Access the slides from DPI’s website grant page if these links don’t work: Referral Pathway […]

Suicide Prevention Bills

On Tuesday, November 19 the Senate Committee on Education will be holding a hearing on Senate Bill 498 which would provide grants to support peer-to-peer suicide prevention programs in high schools and Senate Bill 496 which would require that student identification cards include contact information for suicide prevention hotlines. The companion bill to SB 496 (AB 531) passed the full Assembly […]

Insurance and Paying for Treatment Webinar Oct 23

Families for Depression Awareness is releasing our free What Families Need to Know About Mental Health and Insurance webinar on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 12pm ET. In this webinar, you’ll learn ways to help your loved one navigate insurance and pay for mental health treatment. Family caregivers and expert presenters will discuss important considerations for […]

Rural Wisconsin schools getting mental health help by video

September 2, 2019 HOLCOMBE, Wis. (AP) — Students at a rural Wisconsin school district are getting access to mental health services with a new video-conferencing system to address a shortage of options nearby. The closest mental health clinic available to students at the Lake Holcombe School District is about a 20-minute drive away, Wisconsin Public Radio reported. […]