School-Based Behavioral Health Policy Project
Thanks to the financial support of the CF Adams Charitable Trust, CMHC, along with some of the state’s most prominent leaders in behavioral health, is spearheading a project focused on school-based behavioral health (SBBH) in Massachusetts. The goals of this project are to share essential components and models of school-based behavioral health, and improving equitable access to services and supports for all students across the state. This SBBH project is convening educators, advocates, school leaders, providers, caregivers, students and leaders in the field to help make equity-informed recommendations for services across the three tiers of intervention (promotion and prevention, early intervention, and targeted intervention). In 2023, a report of our findings was released and can be found below.
At the end of 2023, CMHC and the BIRCh Project team at UMass hosted The School-Based Behavioral Health Summit. Together, attendees strategized creative solutions and actionable next steps for providing comprehensive behavioral health services and supports in all schools across the Commonwealth.