Department awards $6.5 million in school mental health grants: Impact of program doubled by 2019-21 state budget

The Department of Public Instruction distributed $6.5 million for services to support students’ mental health in 120 public school districts and one independent charter school. The funding comes from the School-Based Mental Health Services Grants Program. For more information and details:

Webinar: Coping with Stress and Depression in the Workplace

Families for Depression Awareness is now offering the second webinar in our Coping with Stress and Depression in the Workplace series. You can watch our free webinar How Workplace Can Support Mental Wellness and Prevent Suicides on demand at your convenience. Featured presenters Valerie Cordero, Susan Weinstein, and Carol Thomas cover how workplace places contribute […]

Gov. Evers Announces Appointment of Linda A. Hall as Director of the Office of Children’s Mental Health

On June 18, 2019, Governor Evers’ office announced the appointment of Linda Hall as the new Director of the Office of Children’s Mental Health. Hall will be assuming her new role effective July 8. For the past 25 years, she worked for the Wisconsin Association of Family and Children’s Agencies – serving as the Executive Director since […]

Coalition members speak at Medicaid Reform and Oversight Committee Assembly on Clinical Consultation Code

On May 22nd, the Assembly Committee on Medicaid Reform and Oversight held a hearing on AB 192 relating to Mental Health Clinical Consultations for Students under Medicaid. This bill, that the Coalition has been advocating for would allow school therapists to be paid for consultations with parents. In addition, it would remove the June 30th […]

3 Opportunities to Attend! Managing Traumatic Grief in the School System

Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Center is offering three one-day training programs in 2019 on February 19th (Green Bay),  Feb. 20th (Tomahawk), & Feb. 21st (Chippewa Falls).  Join speaker Barbara Rubel, MA, BCETS, DAAETS, Certified Bereavement Specialist as she discusses traumatic death and building resilience. Participants learn about factors that influence grief after a traumatic […]

DPI Mental & Behavioral Health Screening Guide

Visit the Department of Public Instruction’s website for tools and resources on mental/behavioral health screening.  According to the site: “The goal of screening is to generate new and useful information so that students can be better served in interventions that prevent or mitigate mental health challenges and promote resiliency. Thoughtful selection and implementation of a […]