The Wisconsin State Journal recently featured two school mental health initiatives in a Nov. 25, 2018 article: Behavioral Health in Schools and Building Bridges. Started in 2013, Building Bridges works with families experiencing mental health crises and connects families with resources. Behavioral Health in Schools is a Madison School District partnership with Catholic Charities and funded by a grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health), providing mental health therapy in the school setting by trained clinical therapists. The program focuses on meeting the needs of children who might not otherwise have access to services.
Armando Hernandez, who is featured in the article, is a board member for the Coalition for Expanding School-Based Mental Health in Wisconsin and Assistant Director of Integrated Health at the Madison Metropolitan School District.
To read the full article, visit the Wisconsin State Journal website.