Butler County K-12 Prevention Initiative

The Center for School-Based Mental Health Programs (CSBMHP) is convening interested Butler County school districts and independent community schools for the purpose of guiding them through the process of creating an individualized comprehensive prevention plan. Participating schools will have already completed their district/community school needs assessment as part of their proposal process to the Butler County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Services (BCMHARS) Board. Starting with these needs assessments, the CSBMHP team will utilize the framework for Comprehensive Continuum of Mental Health Behavioral Health Supports Framework.

The CSBMHP has a wealth of online resources that will help districts and community schools develop a fully thoughtful plan which utilize the tiers of intervention. These online resources include a compendium of screening tools, registry for quality and effective practices, as well as an interactive map of service providers in the area. Districts will leave the process with a comprehensive plan for the 2020-21 school year as well as a 3-year "good/better/best" blueprint which will allow them to begin long-term intentional planning for their prevention and mental health support services.