The Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) is a structure and process for blending education and mental health systems through a multi-tiered structure in schools. By bringing school and community mental health providers into established school-wide systems of positive behavior supports, the ISF promotes a prevention-based continuum of mental health promotion and supports embedded in all three tiers of multi-tiered systems of behavioral support in schools. This session will describe the core features of the ISF and introduce tools that can help develop the ISF in local communities. Examples of current implementation will be shared, including successes and challenges.
By the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: