School Mental Health Framework Training, Trauma Sensitive Schools Modules, Mini-Grants,
& Bullying Prevention Resources
September 2016 Updates
This month's newsletter is also available:
WI School Mental Health Framework Training Available
submitted by Carol Zabel, Western Regional Coordinator

It is estimated one in five children and adolescents experience a significant mental health issue that impairs their functioning in the community, at home, or in school. Symptoms of student mental health issues are wide ranging and can include behavioral outbursts, disengagement from friends and usual activities, problems with grades and school attendance, substance use and abuse, and thoughts or attempts of suicide. Wisconsin's youth suicide rate is more than 30 percent higher than the national average. Among the young people with mental health challenges, it is estimated that in any given year a mere 20 percent to 30 percent receive the services that they need.

With these staggering statistics in mind, the Department of Public Instruction has launched several mental health initiatives. The guiding document for this work is The Wisconsin School Mental Health Framework: Integrating School Mental Health with Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports. In the spring of 2016, the Department rolled out this document at a number of training sessions around the state. If you were unable to attend one of those training sessions and would like to host a training in your district, please contact your Wisconsin Safe and Healthy Schools Regional Coordinator to schedule a training.
Trauma Modules Available From DPI
submitted by Jackie Schoening,
Central Regional Coordinator

Are you interested in taking a team further with their understanding of Trauma?  Have you made becoming a Trauma-Sensitive School or District your mission? Did you know there are modules to assist you in your journey at  

The modules currently available are tier 1 practice:
Coming soon: additional modules that address Tier 2 and Tier 3 strategies for Trauma-Sensitive Schools.
Funding Available for 
Student AODA Mini-Grants

The AODA Student Mini-Grant Program allows students to submit proposals/projects, with costs up to $1,000, each fall. Applications are due on October 14, 2016. Schools will be notified at the end of November on mini-grant application approval. For more information regarding Student AODA Mini-Grants go to the DPI Website.

National Academies Releases New Consensus Report on Bullying
Resources for Bullying Prevention
submitted by Lynn Verage, Northern Regional Coordinator

Looking for tools to assist you with a comprehensive approach to your bullying prevention initiative? Don't forget about the resources available on the DPI webpage:

You can start with the Bullying Prevention Program Assessment Tool. This tool shows school teams how comprehensive your bullying prevention approach is.

Once you have identified your needs the Comprehensive Bullying Prevention Resource Map will give you links to forms, tools and training resources to address your program gaps.
WISH Center Workshops

PREPaRE Crisis Prevention and Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety Planning (Open to all school and community partners)

Workshop 1: Focus on Crisis Planning
  • March 22, 2017, Janesville School District (Open to All)
Workshop 2: Focus on Crisis Intervention/Recovery*
Readiness and Emergency Management for K-12 Schools
School SBIRT Training*
Educating Mindfully
Resiliency for Educators-Educating Mindfully Part 2
  • January 27, 2017, CESA #9, Tomahawk
  • March 16, 2017, CESA #6, Oshkosh
Resilience Strategies for Educators
  • January 20, 2017, CESA #6, Oshkosh
Using Restorative Practices and Circles in a School Setting
Helping Students Through Trauma & Loss
Keeping Kids Safe: Internet Safety & Emerging Drug Trends
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training of Trainers (Application Process Required)
Alcohol and Other Drug Basics Online Course*
Active Schools Core 4+ Training
Honest, Open, Proud Facilitator Training (Mental Health)
  • November 29, 2016, CESA #6, Oshkosh
  • November 30, 2016, CESA #12, Ashland
  • January 17, 2017, CESA #9, Tomahawk
  • February 15, 2017, CESA #5, Portage
  • February 28, 2017, CESA #3, Fennimore
  • March 3, 2017, CESA #7, Green Bay
  • March 23, 2017, Rogers Memorial-Brown Deer
  • April 11, 2017, CESA #10, Chippewa Falls
*Graduate Credit Available for a fee through Viterbo University
All events are contingent on a minimum of participants. We are working on flyers and registration for some events. Please forward to a friend.
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