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...

Kids in Crisis

Kids in Crisis: The Wisconsin School Mental Health Framework Kids in Crisis is USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin’s groundbreaking series on youth mental health. Wisconsin ranks among the worst states for rates of youth depression, youth suicide, and shortages of care providers. A team of 25 journalists throughout the state have spent...

Advancing School Mental Health in the State Budget

One in five students arrives at school with a diagnosable mental health concern that affects their ability to learn. WAFCA Executive Director Linda Hall looks at how the Governor’s Budget has promised support for Children & Families: Moving Forward on Mental Health School-based mental health. The commitment of $6 million...

2nd Annual Growing School-Based Mental Health Summit

About Featured Speaker Elizabeth Connors Dr. Elizabeth Connors is an Assistant Professor of psychiatry in the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry Center for School Mental Health.  Dr. Connors provides training, technical assistance, and evaluation supports to mental health agencies, schools, districts and behavioral health systems at local, state...

Facts About School Mental Health Services

American Counseling Association, American School Counselor Association, National Association of School Psychologists, School Social Work Association of America Facts About School Mental Health Services Need for School Mental Health Services •      Approximately 2.2 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 reported a major depressive episode in the past...