Mental Health and AOD
- Operating under the auspices of the School Mental Health Project at UCLA, the national Center for Mental Health in Schools was established in 1995. Its mission and aims are to improve outcomes for young people by enhancing the field of mental health in schools. Specific attention is given to enhancing policy, practice, theory, research, and training to 1) reduce marginalization, fragmentation, counterproductive competition, and inequities with respect to how school districts and school sites address psychosocial and mental health concerns and 2) increase productive collaboration between schools and communities (including families) in addressing such concerns. The Center has an extensive clearinghouse of resources.
- The Department of Health Services has summarized the statutes regarding the rights of minors related to admission for treatment of mental illness or substance abuse.
- Disorders Commonly Diagnosed in Children and Adolescents
- Medline Plus is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Children's mental health is one of the topics that can be selected.
- Screening for Mental Health promotes the improvement of mental health by providing the public with education, screening, and treatment resources.
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is an arm of the federal Department of Health and Human Services. The agency's mission is to build resilience and facilitate recovery for people with or at risk for substance abuse and mental illness.
- The Virtual Toolbox for Mental Health in Schools reflects a broad view of mental health in schools and of the role mental health plays in the well-being of students, their families, and their teachers. Also stressed is the value of embedding mental health into a comprehensive classroom and school-wide system for addressing barriers to learning and teaching and re-engaging disconnected students as an essential facet of ensuring all students have an equal opportunity to succeed at school.
- Evidence-Based Screening Tools
- Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Sources
For questions about this information, contact Julie Incitti (608) 266-0963