New Jersey - School-based or School-linked Mental Health Services: Programs and Services

Area: 
Programs And Services
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law requires districts to establish school-based or school-linked mental health promotion and intervention programs.

New Jersey Administrative Code 6A:16-8.1 Establishment of intervention and referral services

(a) District boards of education shall establish and implement in each school building in which general education students are served a coordinated system for planning and delivering intervention and referral services designed to assist students who are experiencing learning, behavior, or health difficulties, and to assist staff who have difficulties in addressing students' learning, behavior, or health needs. District boards of education shall choose the appropriate multidisciplinary team approach for planning and delivering the services required under this subchapter.

    1. The intervention and referral services shall be provided to aid students in the general education program; and
    1. The intervention and referral services may be provided for students who have been determined to need special education programs and services.
      • i. The intervention and referral services provided for students determined to need special education programs and services shall be coordinated with the student's individualized education program team, as appropriate.
    1. Child study team members and, to the extent appropriate, specialists in the area of disability may participate on intervention and referral services teams, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:14-3.1(d)6.
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