Permanency Plan Tool Now on DPI Website

Recent statutory changes allow schools to provide input in permanency plan hearings and reviews for students in out-of-home care (such as foster care, etc.). DPI created some resources to help school staff understand the process and facilitate school input.   Go to: https://dpi.wi.gov/foster-care/child-welfare-and-school-collaboration and scroll down to the section on “School...

WISH Center Employment Opportunities

WISH Center Hiring Statewide Project Coordinator and Regional Coaches for Resilient Schools The Wisconsin Safe & Healthy Schools (WISH) Center is expanding its services to provide coaching to school teams on mental health and social and emotional learning (SEL). They are hiring eight Regional Coaches and a Statewide Project Coordinator. These are two-year, limited-term contracts...

Grant Opportunities from DPI

AODA Student Mini-Grant Competition – Now Open! Comprehensive school health programs require youth involvement to create environments conducive to healthy, resilient, and successful learners. Funds will be available on a competitive basis for schools throughout the state to support education, prevention, and intervention programs designed by the students, targeting alcohol...

June 2020 ForwardHealth Update

ForwardHealth Update 2020-27 Revision – Clinical Consultations Supporting Students.  The June 2020 ForwardHealth Update (2020-27), titled “Coverage of Mental Health Clinical Consultations for Students Policy Expands to Include Parents,” has been revised since its original publication. The definition of a mental health clinical consultation has been revised and appears...

Equity Research from CASEL

This new report from the Education Trust calls for school and district leaders to approach social, emotional, and academic development through an equity lens. This requires shifting the focus away from “fixing kids” and toward addressing the adult beliefs and mindsets as well as school and district policies that create...