Proactive vs. Reactive
IDENTIFYING THE UNDERLYING ISSUES
Screening for mental health conditions in students can identify possible issues that can be addressed early before spiraling into something more.
Screen Early And Often
Web-based assessments that can be administered from any computer in school. Assessments are scored immediately and loaded into the Online Results Portal.
Early detection of mental health conditions can lead to coping mechanisms and help students later in adulthood.
Being reactive is practicing active shooter drills. Being proactive is addressing a mental health condition before it leads the would-be shooter to act out.
Mental Health Facts for Children and Teens
Recently, the National Alliance of Mental Illness released a fact sheet on mental illness within children and teens.
Click here to download.
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What is SBIRT?
SCREENING, BRIEF INTERVENTION, REFERRAL TO TREATMENT
School counselors will have immediate access to Student Mental Health assessment results through the online portal.
All six assessments (ADHD, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, suicide risk and eating disorders) are scored individually.
If a student scores poorly on any of the six assessments, school counselors can then schedule a follow up meeting with the student or the parents to address current issues.
If necessary, the counselor can then refer the student to a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment.