The Kansas Behavioral Health
Integration into Schools Program
Brought to you by the Kansas Department of Aging & Disability Services (KDADS)
*Funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration Disaster Relief Grant Program*
The Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) is partnering to promote prevention, treatment, and recovery to ensure Kansans with behavioral health needs live safe, healthy, successful and self-determined lives in their communities. The Kansas Behavioral Health Integration into Schools Program is funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Disaster Relief Grant Program. 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.
BHLC of Kansas seeks to improve mental health awareness and suicide prevention for students, parents, professionals, and community members through the following:
Assisting schools by implementing BH-Works assessments and universal screening to increase knowledge of suicide prevention and improve overall mental health awareness
Providing training to mental health providers, students, parents, and community members on mental health literacy and suicide risk management
Provide training on Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT), an empirically supported family approach to helping youth at risk for suicide, for professionals and clinicians
Provide training on Teen Mental Health First Aid and Question Persuade Refer to the community, students, and parents in order to increase suicide risk awareness
May is Mental Health Awareness month and the Kansas Department for Aging and
Disabilities Services (KDADS) is diligently working with schools to
improve the mental health of children and adolescents.