With the assistance of WICHE’s Behavioral Health Program, a Livingston, Mont. elementary school has begun an effort to implement best practices in school-based mental health programs, focused on three priorities: teacher wellness, behavioral supports for students, and consistent positive intervention. WICHE also will assist in integrating the school-based programs with a separate, district wide initiative focused on community resiliency.
WICHE’s work in Livingston is supported by a supplemental federal grant to the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, co-directed by WICHE and the University of North Dakota.
The East Side-Winans school in Livingston is the first to be selected for the best-practices project. A second school will be added in the coming months.