Creating School and Mental Health Partnerships

The New York State Office of Mental Health has created two documents to help schools understand the child mental health care system and to encourage relationships with community based providers to provide mental health services in schools.

“What School District Leaders Should Know When Creating School and Mental Health Partnerships: The NYS Mental Health System 101”

“Improving School and Community Outcomes for Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges”

The MHANYS network of affiliate members is committed to fostering relationships with schools.  Our members provide an array of services, including counseling, peer support, advocacy, referrals and family engagement.  Contact information for members of our affiliate network is available HERE or contact one of our Regional Representatives to learn more.

Contact your Regional Representative

The Coalition for Community Schools and the National Association of School Psychologists outline strategies that characterize a strong school community partnership that supports the mental health and well-being of students, families and the entire school community.  Visit their guidance document at the link below to learn more.

National Association of School Psychologists

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