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1 Childrens Mental Health Juana Burchell Kelly Rauscher Illinois State Board of Education

2 The Importance of Mental Health to Healthy Child Development and Learning IL Childrens Mental Health Act of 2003 IL Childrens Mental Health Act of 2003 Mental Health Efforts at the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) through: Mental Health Efforts at the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) through: SEL and MHS state grants SEL and MHS state grants

3 Key Principles A successful childrens mental health system engages families and caregivers. A successful childrens mental health system engages families and caregivers. Prevention and early intervention efforts should start early, beginning prenatally and at birth, and continue throughout adolescence. Prevention and early intervention efforts should start early, beginning prenatally and at birth, and continue throughout adolescence. All children and their families should have access to affordable, quality, family-centered, culturally competent interventions and services. All children and their families should have access to affordable, quality, family-centered, culturally competent interventions and services. Public and private resources must be maximized and coordinated, and should build on existing state and local systems and programs. Public and private resources must be maximized and coordinated, and should build on existing state and local systems and programs. Childrens mental health services should be delivered in natural settings. Childrens mental health services should be delivered in natural settings.

4 Key Findings A significant number of Illinois children experience serious mental health problems. Many mental health problems are largely preventable or can be minimized with prevention and early intervention efforts. Childrens social and emotional development is an essential underpinning to school readiness and academic success. A comprehensive, coordinated childrens mental health system can help maximize resources and minimize duplication of services. Early prevention and intervention efforts can save significant state costs.

5 Childrens Mental Health Act of 2003 Improves methods of capturing Medicaid funds that can be used to support childrens mental health. Improves methods of capturing Medicaid funds that can be used to support childrens mental health. Required Illinois State Board of Education to develop social/emotional learning standards. Required Illinois State Board of Education to develop social/emotional learning standards. Required local school districts to develop policies on social/emotional development. Required local school districts to develop policies on social/emotional development.

6 How the State of Illinois Has Acted to Promote SEL & Mental Health in Schools 2002: Childrens Mental Health Task Force proposed strategies to enhance mental health and success for all Illinois children. 2002: Childrens Mental Health Task Force proposed strategies to enhance mental health and success for all Illinois children. 2003: Illinois Childrens Mental Health Act (ICMHA) became law. 2003: Illinois Childrens Mental Health Act (ICMHA) became law. 2004: All 879 school districts submitted SEL policies; ISBE approved ICMHA-mandated SEL standards. 2004: All 879 school districts submitted SEL policies; ISBE approved ICMHA-mandated SEL standards. 2005: Districts began implementing programming to address SEL standards and policies. 2005: Districts began implementing programming to address SEL standards and policies. 2006: Statewide SEL professional development project began. 2006: Statewide SEL professional development project began. 2007: Work begins to develop classroom assessments for SEL. 2007: Work begins to develop classroom assessments for SEL.

7 Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) SEL is the process of acquiring the skills to recognize and manage emotions, develop caring and concern for others, establish positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and handle challenging decisions effectively. -CASEL (2005), Safe and Sound, IL Edition

8 SEL Core Competencies social & emotional learning Self-awareness Social awareness Relationship Skills Responsible decision- making Self- management Forming positive relationships, working in teams, dealing effectively with conflict Managing emotions and behaviors to achieve ones goals Recognizing ones emotions and values as well as ones strengths and limitations Making ethical, constructive choices about personal and social behavior Showing understanding and empathy for others

9 Statewide SEL Professional Development Project Established an SEL Cadre of trainers/coaches across the state in ROEs and other technical assistance entities to support school districts as they infuse the SEL Standards into school climates, classrooms, and teaching strategies. Established an SEL Cadre of trainers/coaches across the state in ROEs and other technical assistance entities to support school districts as they infuse the SEL Standards into school climates, classrooms, and teaching strategies. Provided grants in FY 07 to 38 school districts (85 schools) across the state to support development of a three-year plan for implementation of the SEL Standards. Provided grants in FY 07 to 38 school districts (85 schools) across the state to support development of a three-year plan for implementation of the SEL Standards.

10 SEL Funding Expectations Up to $10,000 per district, except Chicago Public Schools Up to $10,000 per district, except Chicago Public Schools Three year program if appropriation allows. (Year 1 planning, Years 2 and 3, implementation) Three year program if appropriation allows. (Year 1 planning, Years 2 and 3, implementation) Program Specifications for Year 1- Program Specifications for Year 1- Identify an SEL Implementation Team Identify an SEL Implementation Team Participate in training and coaching activities Participate in training and coaching activities Conduct two SEL sessions for parents/families Conduct two SEL sessions for parents/families Conduct a needs assessment Conduct a needs assessment Develop a three-year plan Develop a three-year plan

11 Mental Health Support Grants In collaboration with the Illinois Childrens Mental Health Partnership, ISBE obtained state appropriation, funding 15 school district during FY07 In collaboration with the Illinois Childrens Mental Health Partnership, ISBE obtained state appropriation, funding 15 school district during FY07 In FY08, these 15 districts continue to receive funding, but no new grants were created In FY08, these 15 districts continue to receive funding, but no new grants were created MHS goals: MHS goals: 1.To increase capacity focus on early intervention MH services 2.To develop a coordinated, collaborative student MH support system 3.Reduce the stigma of MH

12 MHS Grant Part 555 administrative rules http://www.isbe.net/rules/archive/pdfs/555A RK.pdf Part 555 administrative rules http://www.isbe.net/rules/archive/pdfs/555A RK.pdf http://www.isbe.net/rules/archive/pdfs/555A RK.pdf http://www.isbe.net/rules/archive/pdfs/555A RK.pdf Funding distribution Funding distribution Funding ranges from $25,000 to $75,000 Funding ranges from $25,000 to $75,000 Grant opportunities for FY09 and beyond will be posted in Special Ed web site under grant information Grant opportunities for FY09 and beyond will be posted in Special Ed web site under grant information

13 Resources Kelly Rauscher Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) krausche@isbe.net Juana Burchell Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) jburchel@isbe.net The Illinois Childrens Mental Health Partnership (ICMHP) http://www.ivpa.org/childrensmhtf/ The Collaborative on Academic, Social and Emotional Learning www.casel.org The University of Illinois Extension http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/sel/

14 Resources National Mental Health Information Center http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/child/default.asp National Mental Health Information Center http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/child/default.asp http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/child/default.asp School-based Mental Health Services USFhttp://rtckids.fmhi.usf.edu/sbmh/default.cfm School-based Mental Health Services USFhttp://rtckids.fmhi.usf.edu/sbmh/default.cfmhttp://rtckids.fmhi.usf.edu/sbmh/default.cfm Evidence-based Programs and Practices http://nrepp.samhsa.gov/find.asp Evidence-based Programs and Practices http://nrepp.samhsa.gov/find.asp http://nrepp.samhsa.gov/find.asp Ilinois Mental Health Act http://www.isbe.net/spec- ed/pdfs/cmh_act.pdf Ilinois Mental Health Act http://www.isbe.net/spec- ed/pdfs/cmh_act.pdfhttp://www.isbe.net/spec- ed/pdfs/cmh_act.pdfhttp://www.isbe.net/spec- ed/pdfs/cmh_act.pdf UCLA School Mental Health Project http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/ UCLA School Mental Health Project http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/ http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/ Center for Mental Health University of Maryland http://csmh.umaryland.edu/partner_proj/smhi/ Center for Mental Health University of Maryland http://csmh.umaryland.edu/partner_proj/smhi/

15 For additional questions and/or comments please call at (217)782-5589E-mail: krausche@isbe.net


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