Upcoming Summit Focuses on Safe and Healthy Schools

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Ohio Department of Education and PreventionFIRST are partnering next month to offer a conference that focuses on health and safety within schools.

Cute KidThe Safe and Healthy Schools Summit/Supporting Youth Through Evidence-Based Practices is set for Tuesday June 6th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Columbus.

Officials note in the Summer 2017 Newsletter published by saferschools.ohio.gov that the purpose of the conference is “to provide superintendents, principals, school counselors, teachers and behavioral health professionals the opportunity to learn about the successes of the Safe Schools & Healthy Students federal grant.”

The state of Ohio has been administering the grant for the past four years.

The newsletter notes the following conference objectives:

  1. Inform participants about system-based approaches for identifying behavioral health needs of students.
  2. Demonstrate use of multi-tier system approaches and evidence-based practices.
  3. Provide practices for sustaining school and community partnerships and behavioral health services.

The event will be held at the Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place in Columbus.

Learn more on the Safe Schools Healthy Students (link is external) webpage.

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