Mental Health Integration (ISF)
The Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) is a structure and process to integrate Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and School Mental Health within school systems.  The goal is to blend resources, training, systems, data, and practices in order to improve outcomes for all children and youth. There is an emphasis on prevention, early identification, and intervention of the social/emotional and behavior needs of students.  Family and community partner involvement is critical to this framework.  
Who Should Participate: 
This training is intended for district leadership teams who are interested in getting started with integrating mental health and PBIS. Participants will learn about critical features for initial planning and implementation. This includes engaging stakeholders to work differently; establishing a structure for integrated work; and creating a shared system. Teams will learn how to conduct resource mapping, review data with community partners, develop a memorandum of understanding, create a shared funding structure, and address potential barriers.
Participants can expect to leave being able to:
  • Describe the Interconnected Systems Framework.
  • Identify ISF Tools and their potential use.
  • List the steps for getting starting with the integration of PBIS and SMH.