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Wisconsin School Mental Health Framework

Wisconsin School Mental Health Framework

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The Wisconsin School Mental Health Framework:

  • Provides guidance to build and strengthen a comprehensive school mental health system
  • Focuses on preK-12 schooling
  • Links with the Systems of Care philosophy

Wisconsin School Mental Health Needs Assessment

This 58-question survey allows an individual or a school team to assess their school’s needs and priorities for strengthening a comprehensive school mental health system. This document is a fillable form which can be downloaded and completed using expanding text fields.

Wisconsin School Mental Health Planning Template

This planning template is designed to help school teams focus plans on their highest priorities, plan for future action, and promote the plan within the school’s strategic or improvement plan. This document is a fillable form which can be downloaded and completed using expanding text fields.

Referral Pathways Guidance

Referral pathways are formalized processes for identifying and connecting students to needed mental health supports. These pathways exist in the context of an equitable, multi-level system of supports, which provides a conceptual model for organizing mental health supports in schools. These pathways are important because they provide next steps for staff and families after identifying a student in need, coordinate supports within schools and with outside organizations, and improve student outcomes through early identification. In order to create an effective pathway, schools must consider the specific needs and resources of their school and community.

For questions about this information, contact dpisspw@dpi.wi.gov (608) 266-8960