Runge Presents at Conference on Advancing School Mental Health

Posted on 11/5/2008 3:16:09 PM

Dr. Timothy Runge copresented with two consultants from the Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education, on “Integrated School-Wide Positive Behavior Support and School-Based Behavioral Health in Pennsylvania: Lessons Learned” at the thirteenth annual conference on Advancing School Mental Health in Phoenix, Ariz., on September 25, 2008.

The focus of this presentation was on the statewide initiative in Pennsylvania to develop collaborative efforts between schools, mental health providers, communities, and families to promote positive, proactive approaches to addressing student behavior within school environments. The presentation highlighted schools involved in the pilot project and the positive outcomes their students and staff have experienced. Additionally, the presenters addressed efforts by the Pennsylvania state leadership team to expand the project into other communities and schools.