Milwaukee's School Community Partnership for Mental Health (SCPMH) is a collaborative, multi-system, interdisciplinary approach to improve access and strengthen the capacity of schools, families and providers to improve youth mental health, school success and well-being. The three-tiered approach includes trust building/stigma reducing activities; early services to youth and families. Based on population prevalence, it is estimated that there are 16,000 students in need of some level of mental health intervention in Milwaukee Public Schools. However, only a small fraction of children in need generally receive services.
Sebastian Family Psychology Practice, LLC works with SCPMH to provide school based mental health services that includes assessments, therapy, consultations with school staff and parents, attending school events, participating in SCPMH training opportunities for parents, and connecting parents with additional resources and support.