This guide is intended to support local education agencies (LEAs) and county behavioral health departments (BHDs) as they seek to partner to deliver comprehensive, high-quality school mental health services. These are challenging collaborative efforts with helpful information and tools to address barriers spread out in many different places. The goal of this resource is to create a library of helpful resources and organize tools around critical topics and challenges. Through this project, we aim to generate applicable resources specific to the needs of partners to further the growth of school mental health partnerships. Each section includes an overview of the topic and a collection of related resources.
This resource was developed in response to a request from OCDE. There are legislative requirements that Orange County schools have an accessible list of support resources for LGBTQ students. This comprehensive resource list includes resources for teachers, parents, families, friends, and allies of LGBTQ students, as well as LGBTQ students themselves. The resources are largely specific to Orange County and include crisis resources as well as primary and behavioral healthcare resources.
This list of crisis resources include local and national agencies and organizations.
A list of resources that serve youth and young adults in Orange County.
A cutting edged detailed book: Center for MH in Schools & Student/Learning Supports. One facet of the Center’s work is designed to facilitate discussion of issues, write and share policy and practice analyses and recommendations, and develop prototypes for new directions. Another facet provides guides to and resources for practice.