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1 National Community of Practice on School Behavioral Health Past, Present and Future

2 Participants Seed Grant States: NH, VT, NM, OH, MO, HI, SC, MD, NC, TX, PA, OR 22 National Organizations 5 TA Centers (OSEP, SAMHSA) Federal Partners

3 1 st Community Building Forum Dallas, TX October, participants Establish connections across groups Build representation from states, agencies, national organizations, technical assistance providers and other groups Establish routine communication Identify shared interests across groups Articulate the issues that groups might be the foundation for groups to work together Build an infrastructure that helps individuals and groups doing related work will find each other and begin to collaborate Identify 8 topics that are of shared interest Identify 10 actions that should be pursued together Build a National Community of Practice

4 How Did We Do in our First Year? Measure 1: Building connections to state efforts Measure 2: Communicating the potential of the ‘community’ Measure 3: Using the Community Connections Measure 4: Maintain regular communication Measure 5: Stimulating the work of the issues focused groups, the practice groups

5 How Did We Do in our First Year? Measure 1: Building connections to state efforts Renewed IDEA Partnership’s ‘seed grants’ to states that are focused on shared work NH, VT, NM, OH, MO, HI, SC, MD, NC Outreach to the work in PA Maintaining connections to the work in TX Reconnect with OR

6 How Did We Do in Our First Year? Measure 2: Communicating the potential of the ‘community’ Worked with organizations, agencies and national TA providers to share the potential of Community Worked with NCSL to build a CADRE of state legislators that want to pursue interagency strategies Accepted an invitation to present to the projects funded by OSDFS and offered connections to the new MH Infrastructure grants: 3 Seed Grants States (MO, OH and MD) are among the awardees Presented the community strategy to the Systems of Care Projects supported by National Center for Children’s Mental Health at Georgetown

7 How Did We Do in Our First Year? Measure 3: Using the Community Connections Five Ground Breaking Applications of the Community Connections SAMSHA Consensus Meeting: Moving From the Youth to the Adult System Modeled a community meeting to inform an initiative One representative to the national meeting; many voices in the perspectives share at the meeting NASDSE/NAPAS Initiative Around Youth with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System Invitations to community members to keep the work connected Emerging connections as the initiative progresses CSMHA Critical Issues Meeting Focused on Expanded School Mental Heath and IDEA 2004, attended by states, federal agencies, and the community representatives. Began the relationship with OSDFS Use the Seed Grant States as faculty to the NCSL CADRE: NH, MO and OH presented in the first CADRE Meeting The community will work with NCSL to develop the content for future meeting based on their information needs Seed Grant States supported each other in applying for OSDFS Infrastructure grants…and it worked!

8 How Did We Do in Our First Year? Measure 4: Maintain regular communication Quarterly Community Calls 2pm and 7pm to accommodate all

9 How Did We Do in Our First Year? Measure 5: Stimulating the work of the issues focused groups, the practice groups Issue focused groups did not make significant connections. They did not have the relationships or infrastructure that allowed share work This must be a priority in the upcoming year!

10 2 nd Community Building Forum October 2005 Cleveland, OH 110 participants 10 practice groups kick off  Youth Involvement and Leadership  Education: An Essential Component of Systems of Care  Connecting School Mental Health and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports  Developing a Common Language  Faith-Community Partnerships  Family Partnerships  Improving School Mental Health for Youth with Disabilities  Mental Health/Education Training and Workforce  School Mental Health, Juvenile Justice and Drop-Out Prevention  Quality and Evidence-Based Practice

11 How Will Practice Groups Work? What Will They Do? Basic Work Identify /confirm early leaders Hold organizing call(s) Define the Practice Group Issue and why it is important Create the basic document repository as the first activity Construct quarterly probes to the list serve with a reply to a link where practice group members will summarize and post to community site and the listserve Use the probes to define new, shared work Use the probes to shape the 2006 national conference Define the conference strand focused on the practice group topic, create criteria for the Call for Proposals, review and rate proposals, communicate with selected presenters to advance the work of the Practice Group. Advanced Work Create Dialogue Guides around identified documents Sponsor dialogue Review and compile evidence based practices, and/or policy briefs for dissemination Other….as identified thorough shared work, including actions identified in 2004 Other…as requested by the community, member agencies, states and organizations

12 How Are We Doing in Our Second Year? New, more collaborative Call for Proposals shaped by Practice Groups. –Record number of proposals for the 11 th Annual Conference on Advancing School-Based Mental Health, September 28-30, 2006, Baltimore, MD Practice Groups Activities and Updates –All Practice Groups are developing individual work plan –Conference calls School Mental Health, Juvenile Justice and Drop-Out Prevention (conference call – December 20, 2005) Education: An Essential Component of Systems of Care (conference call – January 17, 2006) Improving School Mental Health for Youth with Disabilities (conference call – January 26, 2006) –Face to Face meetings Connecting School Mental Health and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (meeting – February 22, 2006) –Lunch Community Website with section for each Practice Group – February 2006www.sharedwork.org –Facilitators conference call/training (March 9, 10, & 13, 2006)

13 What’s Next for the National Community ? Continue to build on the developing connections Seed grant states, NCSL CADRE, OSDFS connection Invite new connections Bazelon Center, National Center for Children in Poverty, PBS Center, Project Achieve, CWLA Accept new invitations National Center for Children In Poverty SAMSHA/HRSA Project Forum Use the community to reduce ‘siloed behavior’ by community members Use the status of the community to bring attention to silos and invite new approaches


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