This session of the SOC Leadership Learning Community will focus on comprehensive school mental health systems and strategies for integrating school mental health services with systems of care (SOCs). Presenters will define the core features of school mental health systems, review the value and impact of effective school mental health services, and provide an overview of the current state of the school mental health field. Specific strategies will be provided for fostering the widescale adoption of comprehensive school mental health systems and for effectively linking them with SOCs. States and communities that have made significant progress in implementing school mental health systems will be highlighted, including strategies for linking these services to SOCs at the system and service delivery levels. Resources including a free, online systems for assessing school mental health quality improvement and a new guidance document on school mental health will be made available to participants.
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