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School-linked mental health services

School-Linked Mental Health Grants - Map (PDF)

State infrastructure grants support school-linked mental health services throughout Minnesota. These school-connected clinical mental health treatments include interventions that:

  • Increase accessibility for children and youth who are uninsured or underinsured
  • Improve clinical and functional outcomes for children and youth with a mental health diagnosis
  • Improve identification of mental health issues for children and youth

This initiative connects or co-locates effective mental health services with schools and students at the local level. This project has proven particularly effective in reaching children who have never accessed mental health services. Many children with serious mental health needs were first identified through this program, including 47.5 percent of children who met the criteria for SED (12,289 children total). This increased access was particularly important for students from cultural and ethnic minority communities. Overall, students of color served were significantly more likely to be accessing mental health services for the first time compared to white students (58% to 52%).

Statewide School Mental Health Conference

Please join us for the 2017 Minnesota school mental health conference. We have dates tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, November 8th – Friday, November 10th. The location will be announced once the RFP process is finalized.

Conference Presentations from the 2016 conference are available.

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