Educators and school professionals are incredibly important for expanded school-based mental health to succeed.Expanded school mental health (ESMH) augments the work of teachers, school psychologists, social workers, counselors, and nurses. To the school continuum of universal education, prevention programs, early intervention, and individualized services, ESMH adds the element of clinical therapy and consultation for students with more complex mental health challenges. Rather than supplanting, ESMH augments and integrates school support services and community-based mental health.  Enjoy the following resources.


Operational Documents

  • SAMHSA Now is the Time Technical Assistance  (NITT TA Toolkit)  Sample Documents
  • Catholic Charities FACE-Kids (Parent Consent Form)   Description of FACE-Kids Collaboration and related documents (parent consent, expectations and client information form).   Program Description FACE-Kids program description as provided on Catholic Charities website.
  • MMSD Behavioral Health Clinician in Schools  (Sample Role Comparison)  Role Description of Behavioral Health Specialist serving in schools, including expectations of school’s pupil services members.

Technical Support – Mental Health Providers in Schools

  • WI Department of Public Instruction (Technical Assistance) Technical Guides for Agreements with Community Mental Health Providers Co-located in Schools

School District Model Websites

Screening Tools

  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (Guidance and Inventory of Behavioral Health Screening Tools)  There are a number of evidence-based, behavioral health screening tools available in the public domain for pupil services professionals to use in schools. This site provides brief descriptions and links to additional information and how to access copies of the tools and the necessary accompanying materials.


  • NCTSN (Resources for Educators)   The NCTSN network offers training, support, and resources to providers who work with children and families exposed to a wide range of traumatic experiences, including physical and sexual abuse; domestic, school, and community violence; natural disasters, terrorism, or military family challenges; and life-threatening injury and illness.



  • SAMHSA SBIRT  (SAMHSA site for SBIRT)   SBIRT is an approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment to people with substance use disorders and those at risk of developing these disorders.
  • WI Department of Health Services  (Wisconsin Department of Health Services SBIRT Site)
  • NCTSN Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)  (About CBITS Page) The Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) program is a school-based, group and individual intervention. It is designed to reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and behavioral problems, and to improve functioning, grades and attendance, peer and parent support, and coping skills.
  • NCTSN Bounceback  (About Bounceback) Bounce Back is a school-based group intervention for elementary students exposed to stressful and traumatic events. Bounce Back teaches students ways to cope with and recover from traumatic experiences.