Outline of the state of Wisconsin
Encouraged or Required

Early Identification and Referral

Early Identification and Referral

State law encourages or requires districts to implement identification and referral processes to link students and families with needed resources.

School Mental Health Referral Pathways

This page provides information and resources for building and implementing a school mental health referral pathway and addresses the importance of early identification and intervention.

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Wisconsin Statutes 115.28 General duties.

(63)  Mental health training program. Establish a mental health training support program under which the department provides training on all of the following evidence-based strategies related to addressing mental health issues in schools to school district staff and instructional staff of charter schools under s. 118.40 (2r) or (2x):

  • (a) The screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment program.
  • (b) Trauma sensitive schools.
  • (c) Youth mental health first aid.
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