Introduction to measurement-based care for more personalized, collaborative, and effective school mental health interventions
This webinar was recorded, please view the recording and slides here.
Student mental health early intervention (Tier 2) and treatment (Tier 3) services and supports are a vital component of any comprehensive school mental health system, but how student centered, evidence-based and effective are they? Join this session to hear about how your school or district team can integrate measurement-based care (MBC) in your Tier 2 and 3 services to improve service quality, track outcomes, and sustain these crucial services for students with emerging or existing mental health needs. MBC is the ongoing use of student-, parent- and teacher-reported progress measures to inform personalized, collaborative, effective interventions. This session will provide information on what MBC is, why it is useful for schools, how to locate free and low-cost progress measures, and best practices in training and implementation support for school professionals. Relevant, free resources will also be hand selected and shared from the National School Mental Health Best Practices: Implementation Guidance Modules for States, Districts, and Schools.
- Increase understanding of measurement-based care and its value for improving and sustaining high quality school mental health Tier 2 and 3 services.
- Increase familiarity with free or low-cost progress measure options and best practices in training and implementation support for school professionals.
- Promote cross-state networking and shared learning about best practices, successes and challenges of tracking and reporting on the impact of Tier 2 and 3 services.
Elizabeth Connors, PhD
Elizabeth Connors is an Assistant Professor at Yale University, Division of Prevention and Community Research and at the Child Study Center. She is also a faculty member with the University of Maryland National Center for School Mental Health, where she is the Director of Quality Improvement and a developer of The SHAPE System. Dr. Connors received her Ph.D. in Clinical Child and Community Psychology and her work focuses on improving access to high-quality mental health promotion, prevention and intervention services and supports for underserved children, adolescents, young adults and their families in critical access points such as schools and community settings.