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 these slides on DPI’s website grant page: Referral Pathway – Adams-Friendship Area […]

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. […]

Teen Anxiety Webinar Sept 25

Families for Depression Awareness is presenting our free Recognizing and Managing Teen Anxiety webinar on Wednesday, September 25 from 7:00 to 8:15 PM ET/ 4:00 to 5:15 PM PT. In this webinar, Lisa M. Schab, LCSW, a practicing  psychotherapist and international best-selling author, will discuss the symptoms of an anxiety disorder, anxiety management skills adults can […]

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: https://dpi.wi.gov/news/releases/2019/department-awards-65-million-school-mental-health-grants