Project Goals

  • Support and represent the needs of students in each school district in joint planning with fiscal agents of children’s mental health funds, including the expansion of school-based mental health services, transition services, and integrated education and treatment programs.
  • Improve coordination of services for children with or at-risk of emotional/behavioral disabilities and their families by assisting multi-agency collaborative initiatives to identify critical issues and barriers of mutual concern and develop local response systems that increase home and school connections and family engagement.
  • Increase parent and youth involvement and development with local systems of care.
  • Assist school districts in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and practices concerning the use of restraint and seclusion, including the provision of technical assistance to promote the reduction of any unnecessary use of seclusion and restraint.
  • Facilitate student and family access to effective services and programs for students with and at-risk of emotional/behavioral disabilities that include necessary educational, residential, and mental health treatment services, enabling these students to learn appropriate behaviors, reduce dependency, and fully participate in all aspects of school and community living.