Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) 101: An Introduction

Times: 6-7 p.m. ET / 3-4 p.m. PT / 12-1 p.m. HT

The Northwest MHTTC and Pacific Southwest MHTTC are excited to partner on an upcoming "West Coast ISF Party"! This is part one of a three-part distance learning series that will focus on the three topics of the newly released Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) Fact Sheet Series.

The interconnected systems framework (ISF) promotes using a single system of delivery for educational and mental health supports in schools. ISF offers a solution to the challenge of meeting the needs of the whole child. Presented by Susan Barrett, MA, and facilitated by the school mental health leads of the Northwest MHTTC (Kelcey Schmitz) and the Pacific Southwest MHTTC (Leora Wolf-Prusan).


Learning Objectives. Participants will:

  • Understand ISF and its positive impact on schools
  • Discuss strategies to align PBIS/MTSS and student mental health
  • Identify appropriate community-level partners 
  • Learn initial steps for implementing the ISF approach 


Presenter Bio

Photo of Susan BarrettSusan Barrett, MA, is the Director of the Mid-Atlantic PBIS Network at Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore Maryland. She has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and certification in Special Education, having served as a teacher, administrator and coordinator with Sheppard Pratt Health System since 1993. Mrs. Barrett serves as an Implementer Partner with the United States Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)'s National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). In her role with the center, she assists with large-scale implementation of PBIS by providing training and technical assistance to states and districts across the country. She also works with Johns Hopkins University, University of Virginia and University of New Hampshire to evaluate the impact of PBIS on students, school staff and school communities. She serves on the Association of Positive Behavior Supports Board of Directors. She co-leads the development of the Interconnected Systems Framework, a mental health and PBIS expansion effort, as well as serving on a National Coaching workgroup to develop systems coaching materials, tools and curriculum. Susan has been published in the areas of large-scale adoption of PBIS, mental health, cost-benefit analysis, advanced tier system development, and adoption of evidence-based practices in schools.


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Download ISF 101: An Introduction Fact Sheet

Event Materials:

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Starts: Oct 22, 2019 3:00 pm
Ends: Oct 22, 2019 4:00 pm
Registration Deadline
October 22, 2019
Event Type
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