Are you a school teacher, counselor, administrator, after school program, mental health provider, or child advocate? If so, the Center for School Behavioral Health Collaborative welcomes you! These monthly meetings include opportunities like connecting with providers to increase student’s access to mental and behavioral health services, learning about school mental health programs, hearing what school districts are doing to address staff and student mental health, and receiving policy updates, and engaging in legislative advocacy.

  • Working with 28 school districts, representing nearly 100 schools from throughout the greater Houston region.
  • Identification and implementation of best practices to empower school personnel with the knowledge they need to promote mental wellness among students and to ensure early identification and intervention for those exhibiting signs and symptoms of behavioral health concerns.
  • Helping schools in their efforts to create trauma-informed environments to address adverse childhood experiences that are linked to health outcomes in both childhood and adulthood.
    • In Texas, there is 1 school counselor for every 450 students. Nearly 2x the number recommended by the national association of school counselors. In Houston ISD there is only 1 counselor for every 1,604 students. Given this context a school based system of care is essential.

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Next Collaborative meeting:

Thursday, April 25, 2024

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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