What is school-based mental health?
School -based mental health services refers to the provision of counseling and support services to students during the school day, at the school. These services are provided by school-based mental health professionals as defined by the School Safety and Resiliency Act and include school social workers and school counselors.
Why is school-based mental health critical for schools?
Mental health refers to the state of our thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Mental health is a critical part of education, and providing school-based mental health support will improve learning and promote academic success.
How to Address Mental Health in Schools?
The Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, the National Council for Mental Well-Being, and the Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports provide resources for school-based mental health services:
Mental Health/Social-Emotional-Behavioral Well-Being - Positive Behavior Interventions & Support (PBIS)
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
Division of Student Success
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601