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Comprehensive School Mental Health Academy
Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 8:00 AM CDT
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Comprehensive School Mental Health Academy

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Meeting the rising mental health needs of school communities is an increasing challenge for education leaders.  The Comprehensive School Mental Health Academy is designed to grow capacity in Wisconsin’s School Mental Health Framework and related efforts.  The overall goal is to equip leaders with easy-to-access resources, tools, and application examples so that relevant, local action can be thoughtfully implemented and monitored.

If you are interested in improving mental health in your school/community, then consider participating in the Comprehensive School Mental Health Academy.

Learning Objectives

  1. Develop foundational knowledge in Wisconsin’s School Mental Health Framework 
  2. Learn how to apply a theory of action to build and improve your comprehensive school mental health system

Leading Objectives

  1. Develop a shared vision for mental health and communicate this to all stakeholders 
  2. Conduct a mental health system needs assessment and identify gaps and entry points for improvement
  3. Develop a shared plan for implementing a comprehensive school mental health system
  4. Align whole-person programs and practices to ensure a coherent plan
  5. Confidently select and implement tools available for systems improvement


This academy is designed both for district-level and school-level teams

  • District-level teams (typically 6-10 people) may include district-level and school-level administrators (e.g., director of special education, principal), pupil services staff, teachers, youth/students, families, community mental health providers, county mental health staff, community stakeholders, and out-of-school-time staff.
  • School-level teams may draw from similar representation but typically involve 4-6 people.


Prior to attending the academy, teams will complete the first section of the SHAPE assessment, which provides guidance on forming a strong team.

Virtual Coaching Support

The first 12 teams to register for the academy will also receive complimentary, monthly coaching to support team progress over the course of the academy.

Cost and Registration

  • $420 for WCASS and/or AWSA Members
  • $560 for Non-Members

Wisconsin school leaders will be reimbursed up to 75% of the registration fee for completing an eligible Academy (will not be less than 50%). Reimbursement is limited and will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis and eligibility is limited to licensed and practicing public or private school administrators. Registration must be paid in full by December 4, 2021. Reimbursements will be processed at the completion of the Academy.

If you are not certain if you qualify for this reimbursement or if you have questions, please call the AWSA office at 608-241-0300.

Academy Facilitators

Members of the DPI School Mental Health Team with coordination support from Gary Myrah (WCASS) and Joe Schroeder (AWSA).

Dates and Location

September 21, 2021
8 am - 3 pm
Best Western Premier, Oshkosh
January 13, 2022
8 am - 3 pm
Best Western Premier, Oshkosh
May 10, 2022
8 am - 3 pm
Best Western Premier, Oshkosh
For any questions please contact [email protected]