As our team works with communities across the state, we have had the privilege of meeting a significant number of educators who are working to respond to the growing number of behavioral health needs their students are presenting.
To support those efforts , the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has just released Student Assistance: A Guide for School Administrators. The purpose of this guide is to provide school leaders and administrators with key information regarding student assistance services. In this guide, SAMHSA reviews aspects of providing student assistance, including connections to existing school, substance use, and mental health initiatives; key components of effective programming; considerations for implementation; and planning for success.
We hope that education leaders will find this guide useful. For additional support, don’t hesitate to reach out the WSU TISC Initiatives team to discuss additional training and consultation options that may be available.