Providing a continuum of school-based supports to students who are experiencing mental health challenges is an essential component of a safe and supportive school learning environment. When significant emotional and behavioral problems arise, knowing how to work with others in your school to connect students to community-based supports may also be required. Designed for School Resource Officers, this course provides an overview of how to connect students with varying mental health needs to necessary supports both within and outside the school setting. This course is the fourth in a six-part series titled MSP Training in School Safety and Mental Health for School Resource Officers.
In this course, you will:
- Recognize when and why it is appropriate to connect students to school-based mental health supports.
- Describe the continuum of interventions available to students.
- Identify ways to utilize systems of care, legislation, and policy to continuously improve student access to effective mental health services.