Presentation on theme: "School Based Mental Health Summit Elizabeth Hudson Joann Stephens Office of Children’s Mental Health May 21, 2015."— Presentation transcript:
School Based Mental Health Summit Elizabeth Hudson Joann Stephens Office of Children’s Mental Health May 21, 2015
Office of Children’s Mental Health Coordinating and Integrating Services Across State Agencies
SHIFT Our Perspective From illness to adaptation From primarily a clinical approach to a public health approach From families as receivers to families as leaders From a programs approach to a systems approach
SHIFT from Mental Illness to Adaptation “Early experiences are biologically embedded in the development of the brain and other organ systems leaving a lifelong impact on learning, behavior and both physical and mental health.” Harvard Center on the Developing Child
Safe, Stable, Nurturing, Informed Families Knowledgeable Lawmakers Consistent Media Messaging Trauma-Informed Care Understand basic trauma & ACEs information Recognize triggers Recognize signs of emotional dysregulation Learn basic self- regulation and de- escalation skills Approach others from a frame of cultural competence Shift your perspective from “what’s wrong with that person?” to “what might have happened to that person?” Mental Health Providers Mental Health Coaches and Consultants Youth and Parent Peer Specialists Create common understanding related to: Disproportionality across state agencies High youth psychiatric hospitalization rates High youth suicide rates Child/youth psychotropic medication prescribing patterns Collective Impact SHIFT from a primarily Clinical Approach to a Public Health Approach Student Support Services Skilled Child Serving Workforce
SHIFT from Families as Receivers to Families as Leaders Develop an infrastructure to ensure meaningful parent and youth involvement in state agency activities
How do OCMH SHIFTS apply to School Based Mental Health?
Community Involvement Evidence based mental health services include natural and community supports, recognizing and utilizing all resources in the community creatively and flexibly, including formal and informal supports and service systems. Community resource development creates an infrastructure of community supports that can help manage clinical risk and reduce reliance on direct treatment services.
SHIFT from Families as Receivers to Families as Leaders
Parent Peer Specialists in Wisconsin Role of a Certified Parent Peer Specialist: Provide information and resources Support parents in navigating complex systems Deliver peer support Encourage self-reliance, resilience, and recovery..
Exploring Parent Perspectives Highlights: – Increased Access – Early Intervention – Coordination between services and school staff Concerns: – Services without Parent Involvement – Medical Model Services – Teachers disengaging
Thank you Elizabeth Hudson, LCSW Office of Children’s Mental Health Elizabeth.Hudson@wi.gov 608-266-2771