Join us Monday, December 6, 1-2 p.m. ET to explore how successful partnerships between school-based health centers (SBHC) and community health clinics can expand access to mental health and substance use recovery services for children and adolescents.

Poor mental wellbeing is a growing concern for children and adolescents across the country. Adolescence is a critical time for growth and brain development, and left untreated, mental health and substance use challenges can impact school performance and other areas in a young person’s personal life.

School settings and school-based staff are often the first responders to child and adolescent health needs and play a unique role in ensuring children and adolescents are connected to the appropriate resources.

As the demand for mental health and substance use recovery services continues to rise, it is critical to consider partnerships that will increase access to these services for our children and youth. SBHCs, operated as a partnership between schools and community health centers, play a key role in prevention, early intervention and treatment for mental health and substance use challenges in children and adolescents.

Do you currently have a strong partnership with a school? Questions about how to establish new partnerships or strengthen existing ones? Please join us to share your insights, perspectives and questions in this interactive office hour session!

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