This webinar was held on June 14, 2023.
The youth behavioral health crisis has resulted in a cascade of federal funding, advisories, and overall opportunities to improve resources to help kids. This webinar presented the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) STEPS for Adolescents model, which is a low cost, high impact approach that empowers schools to intervene and support well-being and resiliency before students are in crisis, self-harming, or suicidal. Attendees learned how to fund and implement this approach to promoting mental wellness as a strategy to reduce the burden on clinical resources designed to treat mental illness.
Whether you are a plan looking to develop value added services, a provider looking to better integrate with schools, or a school team looking for new approaches, this discussion offered information about available funding, highlight research demonstrating evidence for the model, and offer Q&A with one of the developers of the DBT model.
- Credentialing Not Required – Why DBT is a preferred model to address the youth BH crisis.
- Ease of Implementation – How DBT has been adapted for current school personnel to deliver.
- Financing Options –How to finance enhancements to school-based mental health services including, but not limited to DBT-STEPS-A.
- James J. Mazza, Ph.D., Co-Developer for DBT Steps-A and Professor School Psychology Program, University of Washington
- Elizabeth Dexter Mazza, Psy.D., Co-Developer for DBT Steps-A and President at DBT in Schools, LLC