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Expanded School Mental Health (ESMH)

Educator Training & School Mental Health Quality Improvement

  • Quality Improvement Initiatives using the School Mental Health Assessment & Performance System (SHAPE System)
  • Professional training & workshops to increase educators’ knowledge, skill, and  confidence in promoting and teaching social & emotional wellness
  • Technical assistance to help schools identify children at risk of socioemotional difficulties and connect families & schools with resources
  • Parent & student workshops to increase community awareness of child mental health and community services
  • Classroom mental health promotion & prevention 

Behavioral Health & Case Management Consultation

  • Client-focused case consultation to foster development and implementation of individual plans and to develop staff ability to work with you with complex socioemotional needs
  • Service coordination linking youth to resources 
  • Small-group training for specific students 
  • Face-to-face group or programmatic consultation sessions to develop program-specific plans 

OMH Licensed School Mental Health Clinic

  • School-Based Behavioral Health Care – Clinical services offered in OMH-Licensed satellite clinic, staffed with licensed clinicians and offering connection to all services and supports available at PBH&W.
  • Comprehensive psychological evaluations & feedback in a school setting
  • Connection to psychiatric services within an outpatient setting

For more information about Expanded School Mental Health (ESMH) contact Dr. Melissa Heatly