Young people in America are experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental health care for students in K-12 is at the forefront of health care concerns nationwide, driven by alarming rates of poor mental health and suicide risk, a shortage of access to appropriate care and disproportionate impacts for underserved populations, all exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Collaboration between schools and community mental health organizations, including Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs), is essential to providing the care needed for our young people.
To help organizations plan and execute successful partnerships with schools, the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions and the School-Based Health Alliance developed “Partnering with Schools to Improve Youth Mental Health: A Resource for Community Mental Health and Substance Use Care Organizations.”
Download the guide to learn how your organization can develop new school-based health care partnerships and programs, ensure collaboration with existing services at schools and work toward creating and expanding partnerships that lead to increased access to mental health and substance use care via school-based health centers.