School Mental Health Update July 27, 2018

It’s been a big week for school-based mental health in Wisconsin: DPI Awards Grants, Announces Plans for Increasing Funds. On Monday, the Department of Public Instruction announced the recipients of $3.25 million in grants to fund school mental health services in 64 school districts across the state. DPI received...

Rep. Rohrkaste and Sen. Darling Receive Award at 3rd Annual Growing School Mental Health Summit

Thank you for joining us at the 3rd Annual Growing School Mental Health Summit. It was a great day of learning and connecting with folks from all over the state who care about school mental health. Read the Press Release Here Representative Mike Rohrkaste (R-Neenah) and Senator Alberta Darling...

Skills and Tools for Adolescent Engagement: WAFCA Continuing Education Training

Join us for a day of training: “Skills and Tools for Adolescent Engagement” on May 8, 2018 at the Best Western Oshkosh Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center. This full-day event features the expertise of Mike McGowan and Associates, a training and consultation firm specializing in school, workplace and family...

Kids in Crisis Series: Increasing Resources for School Mental Health

This article explores recent approved provisions in the state budget that support youth mental health and features Coalition member Linda Hall.  The Kids in Crisis Series (by the Appleton/Fox Cities Post-Crescent), now one year running, examines teen suicide and youth mental health in Wisconsin. Post-Crescent Kids in Crisis Article

Support School Mental Health! Contact Governor Walker

Dear School Mental Health Supporter: The Coalition for Expanding School-Based Mental Health in Wisconsin is celebrating the Joint Finance Committee’s action to increase funding for school mental health in the state budget. The Committee approved $3.25 million for school mental health grants (up $750,000 from the Governor’s budget) along...

Joint Finance Committee Approves Funding for School Mental Health Grants

The Coalition for Expanding School-Based Mental Health in Wisconsin celebrates the Joint Finance Committee’s August 28th action to increase funding for school mental health beyond the Governor’s budget initiatives. The Joint Finance Committee approved $3.25 million for school mental health grants (up $750,000 from the Governor’s budget) along with...

Missed the First Summit? Check out these Resources from Last Year

We’re pleased about the turnout and the collaborative spirit at the June 2017 2nd Annual Growing School-Based Mental Health Summit.  In case you missed the first Summit in 2016, you can get all the great resources here to assist you as you grow your own school mental health collaboration!...

Study: Improving Access to Children’s Mental Health Care

The following research, conducted by the George Washington University Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS), identifies the systemic challenges to ensuring children’s access to mental health care common among many states and points to encouraging examples of success. Improving Access to Children’s Mental Health Care: Lessons...