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? View this session to hear about how your school or district team can implement measurement-based care (MBC) in your Tier 2 and 3 services to improve service quality, track outcomes, and sustain 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 practical strategies to implement MBC in schools by sharing information on: (1) free, validated assessment measures; (2) tips on how to promote student and parent participation; (3) criteria for evaluating data system options; and (4) approaches to design effective training and ongoing support for your school mental health professionals.
This session is the second part of a two-part series. Part 1 -- Introduction to measurement-based care for more personalized, collaborative, and effective school mental health interventions -- was held on November 4, 2021. In Part 1, basic information was provided on measurement-based care including an overview of what it is, why it is useful for schools, and how to locate free and low-cost progress measures. Access the slides and recording for Part 1 can be found here.
- Increase understanding of measurement-based care implementation to improve and sustain 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.