PD CYW Mental health literacy - District School Board Ontario North

Report
Early Intervention
Prevention
Early Identification
DSB Ontario North East
Mental Health Team
and Pathways to Care
Promoting Student Well-being
OUR MENTAL HEALTH TEAM
 Includes a Mental Health Leader, a District Social
Worker, Child and Youth Workers as well as a
Mental Health and Addictions Nurse.
 Works directly with educators, students,
parents/guardians and community partners to
deliver promotion, prevention and intervention
services within the school setting.
GOALS
 To provide and coordinate mental health and well-
being programs that address early identification.
 To increase the accessibility of mental health services
for children and families in need.
 To provide mental health and well-being
consultations for teachers and other school staff.
 To increase collaborative partnerships between the
school and community to promote mental health and
well-being.
SERVICES
 The team will deliver and coordinate a broad
spectrum of essential mental health services
including:
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promotion programs,
early identification services,
individual or group preventative interventions,
consultations with teachers and guardians,
progress monitoring, and
liaison services that triangulate the student, school and
community partners.
Think in Tiers
Clinical intervention for
students with mental
illness occurs largely in
partnership with
community and health
settings
Few
Some
(Targeted prevention)
All
(caring classrooms, mental health
promotion, social-emotional
learning instruction, stigma
reduction)
Our focus, is to create
mentally healthy
environments for students
and to build skills amongst
students who are vulnerable
through prevention
programming
System of Care
7
Community
Intervention
Clinical Intervention
Prevention
Prevention
Mental Health Promotion
Promotion
School Districts
Tier level, Percentage of Students
Requiring Support
Mental Health Team
Intervention Roles
Tier 1
Mental Health Promotion
• Education & promotion with stigma
reduction
• Social-Emotional Learning groups
• Positive behavioral support
consultations with parents and
teachers
Tier 1
100% of students
Tier level, Percentage of Students
Requiring Support
Mental Health Team
Intervention Roles
Tier 2
Mental Health Prevention
• Early identification
• Mental health screening
• Individual and small group
intervention
• Consultation with teachers/parents
• Behavior Management Plans with
emphasis on social skills and
classrooms strategies
• Progress Monitoring
Tier 2
5-15% of students
Mental Health Team
Intervention Roles
Tier 3
Mental Health Intervention
• Intervention, liaison and
monitoring services that
triangulate students with the
school and community service
agencies
Tier level, Percentage of Students
Requiring Support
Tier 3
1-5% of
students
System of Care
11
Community
Intervention
Clinical Intervention
Prevention
Prevention
Mental Health Promotion
Promotion
School Districts
NON EMERGENCY
Scenario
EMERGENCY
Scenario
Potentially Suicidal
student
Student identified in
need of mental health
services
Principal / Special Education Resource Teacher /
Guidance Counsellor complete referral form and submit it
electronically to the Mental Health Team
DSW
CYW
Call 911 and
Parent /
Guardian
In school intervention
by ASIST trained staff
Student identified
as Not Suicidal
but in need of
support
Intake Services reviews and
triages referral
Active Suicide
Attempt
Student identified as
Suicidal
MHAN
Call Parent /
Guardian
Referral to
external agency
Promotion
Hospital
transitions
and
NEOFACS Intake
for
Prevention
Medication consult
Mobile Crisis
Response
1-866-229-5437
IBI transition
planning
Intervention and
liaison
System
navigation
HOW IS A STUDENT REFERRED TO THE
PROGRAM?
 Parents with a concern for their child’s health are
encouraged to speak to their child’s teacher or school
administration about the referral process.
 Once parental consent is received school
Administrators, Special Education Resource
Teachers, Guidance Counselors or community
partners complete a referral for Mental Health
Services and submit it electronically to the Mental
Health Team under the Mental Health and Wellness
tab of the board website.
BENEFITS TO THE STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS
The benefits are immeasurable – early identification
leads to early intervention. Early intervention leads to
fewer missed classes, improved self-worth and greater
achievement.
THANK YOU!
 We hope that you found this a useful
introduction to the role of the Mental
Health Team.
 Should you have questions, your Mental
Health Leader is available to provide
ongoing support and leadership to your
school team.

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