DBT in Schools 2023

DBT STEPS-A (Skills Training for Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents) is a unique SEL curriculum that offers a preventive, universal approach for teaching emotion regulation skills and coping strategies to middle and high school-aged adolescents. The curriculum provides easy-to-use manualized lessons and student handouts for implementation by general education teachers.  

  • Learn more about this initiative by reading our Case Examples Reportwhich details the experiences of two selected participant schools from 2020-21.

In collaboration with staff from WAFCA, the Coalition has provided a series of DBT in Schools training opportunities and consultation hours to selected applicant schools three years in a row. This year (2023-24) is likely our final year. If you are interested, now is the time to get involved.

The following schools have implemented DBT in Schools via this initiative. 

  • Dr. Rosa-Minoka Hill School, Green Bay Area Public Schools 
  • Riverview School, Silver Lake J1 School District 
  • Oak Creek High School, Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District 
  • Parkview Middle School, Ashwaubenon School District 
  • Audubon Technology and Communication Middle School, Milwaukee Public Schools 
  • Arcadia High School, School District of Arcadia
  • Bullen Middle School, Bradford High School, and Hillcrest Alternative High School, Kenosha Unified School District
  • Wauwatosa West High School, Wauwatosa School District
  • Williams Bay Middle School, Williams Bay School District

Learn more about the initiative and impact in this case examples report!

This multi-part initiative and the case examples report were made possible with funding support from the Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center.