FeaturedCoalition members speak at Medicaid Reform and Oversight Committee Assembly on Clinical Consultation Code

On May 22nd, the Assembly Committee on Medicaid Reform and Oversight held a hearing on AB 192 relating to Mental Health Clinical Consultations for Students under Medicaid. This bill, that the Coalition has been advocating for would allow school therapists to be paid for consultations with parents. In addition,...

Office of Children’s Mental Health Pilots Youth Mental Health Crisis Plan Card

In late 2019, Northland Pines High School in Eagle River became the first school in the state to adopt the Youth Mental Health Crisis Plan Card. If your school or organization is interested in helping to pilot this new resource, please contact the Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health.

Trauma Informed Care Workshop – February 3, 2020

The WI Office of Children’s Mental Health Trauma Informed Care workgroup is kicking off their 2020 training series on February 3, 2020. Using their popular multi-site training format, the workshop will be webcast to more than fifteen locations statewide (see details below). Registration information will be available January 3, 2020. Topic:  Vicarious...

Coalition Launches New School Mental Health Navigator Community of Practice in 2020

The Coalition for Expanding School-Based Mental Health in Wisconsin in collaboration with the Department of Public Instruction is forming a new Community of Practice to support professionals who function as school mental health navigators within their school communities. The “mental health navigator” role is still an emerging position, but has become a critical component of...

Webinars from WI Dept of Public Instruction (DPI)

This page will be updated as new webinars are posted. Developing Mental Health Referral Pathways: Webinar – October 2019Referral Pathways: Actions or steps taken after identifying youth with a potential mental health issue. Liz Krubsack, School Mental Health ConsultantStudent Services/Prevention and Wellness Access the slides from DPI’s website grant page if...

Spotlight your School Mental Health Initiative

Whether your program has been up and running for years or if you are just getting started, your story is valuable for your colleagues and all the Wisconsin schools that haven’t yet started on their journey to initiate a comprehensive school mental health program.  Please use this form to share a...

Suicide Prevention Bills

On Tuesday, November 19 the Senate Committee on Education will be holding a hearing on Senate Bill 498 which would provide grants to support peer-to-peer suicide prevention programs in high schools and Senate Bill 496 which would require that student identification cards include contact information for suicide prevention hotlines. The companion bill to SB 496...

Insurance and Paying for Treatment Webinar Oct 23

Families for Depression Awareness is releasing our free What Families Need to Know About Mental Health and Insurance webinar on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 12pm ET. In this webinar, you’ll learn ways to help your loved one navigate insurance and pay for mental health treatment. Family caregivers and expert...

Back to School Toolkit from Mental Health America

As children and teens head back to school, many are often experiencing stress and loneliness. While it is normal to deal with some degree of stress or loneliness, if a young person continues to feel overwhelmed, unable to cope and feels as though their stress or loneliness is affecting...