Guidelines for School-Community Partnerships
School Based Mental Health in Illinois: Assessing the Present and Looking Toward the Future
ISPA is a member of the Illinois Children's Mental Health Partnership. This entity was formed by statute following the passage of the Children's Mental Health Act of 2003. Among the tasks of the partnership was the development of a strategic plan to address the mental health needs of children and youth in Illinois.
This publication of the Partnership, facilitated by members of the School Age Committee, summarizes current student support practices and programs, and examines how practitioner characteristics, practice context, and practice choices have evolved. ISPA membership participated in the survey used for this report. It provides recommendations for building and strengthening policies and practices to advance comprehensive school based mental health services and supports.
ADDRESSING THE UNMET MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS OF SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN
ICMHP Inserts P 1-62
SCHOOL BASED MENTAL HEALTH IN ILLINOIS