Brought to you by the Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services (KDADS)
Funding provided through a Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Relief Grant.
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About the Grant
The Kansas Behavioral Health Integration into Schools (BHIS) program will focus on improving the mental health of children and adolescents affected by tornados and flooding in 2019. These weather events created damage in 70 of 105 counties, most of which exist in rural or frontier areas.
The project aims to increase access to school-based behavioral health services through this catchment area, elevating existing programming through implementation of the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support framework (MTSS). To accomplish this, the project team will import elements from a successful Pennsylvania school-based screening program which combines staff training in evidence-based practices and interventions (for service providers and school personnel), access to standardized screening and referral technology, and ongoing technical assistance and implementation support.
The Grant Team Provides
Are you a K-12 school, local education agency, community mental health center (CMHC), or a school-based mental health service provider? You may qualify to participant in the grant and receive some or all of the resources listed above.