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: 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.