The provision of school-based mental health and substance use treatment in the schools has taken on in-creased importance. Clearly the lack of coordinated behavioral health service availability has challenged both school administrative officials and the community mental health center system in Indiana. Services are disparate around the state, with no consistent effective business reimbursement model available to create a long-term solution to a growing problem. Due to behavioral health issues, educators are chal-lenged to provide effective classroom instruction. Substance use issues continue to impact the educational experience as students and families have limited access to treatment options. Because of these challenges, we are bringing together experts who are working tirelessly to address the issues in coordinating care with-in the schools to include behavioral health and substance use treatment. This conference will focus on the School Mental Health Initiative, developed by the Indiana Department of Education. We will also examine best practices around the state where effective school-based behavioral health services have been success-fully implemented. To prepare the community mental health center response following a school active shooter scenario, we will learn ways to be effective and present to support those traumatized through such an event. We also will learn about early childhood brain development and how this impacts the needs for behavioral health treatment in schools. In addition, we will examine the ability to improve the leveraging of Medicaid-based services in schools through enhanced partnerships with school corporations. Finally, we will discuss the importance of developing school-based behavioral health services for children not covered under Medicaid to ensure they also have timely access to treatment which has historically been elusive due to a lack of reimbursement for such services. Attend this conference to learn how the community mental health center system can be an effective partner
You may make your overnight room reservations by calling Purdue Union Hotel at (765)494-8913 and refer to the Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers room block or by using this link and using the group code: 1807INCOUNC
Please make all reservations by JULY 15!
The Purdue Union Hotel is offering our attendees an overnight room rate of $103, plus tax per night for queen rooms and $127, plus tax per night for deluxe double rooms. Parking is available across the street at the Grant Street Garage, 120 N. Grant Street. Parking is complimentary for guests staying at the hotel and $2 for attendees just parking for the hotel; simply pick-up your parking voucher at the hotel front desk.
Additional information is forthcoming and will updated accordingly.
Please direct any conference questions to Denise DeLong, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-317-684-3684.