Guidance to States and School Systems on Addressing Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Schools

This Joint federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMS) informational Bulletin provides guidance to states and school systems about addressing mental health and substance use issues in schools. It provides examples of approaches for services in schools and describes some Medicaid authorities that states may use to cover services.

Several best practice models, including multi-tiered systems of supports, are discussed.

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