Creating Sustainable Integrated Mental Health Supports Through Consultation

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 2,4
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand experienced barriers and recommendations for addressing barriers for the transition from universal social–emotional screening to the implementation of Tier 2 interventions.
  2. describe the main stages of the consultation processes for facilitating universal screening and Tier 1 intervention implementation in middle school populations.
  3. identify best practices to promote school- and community-based mental health services and the implementation of universal social–emotional screening systems informed by current research and policy.


Schools are one of the major facilitators of mental health interventions and frequently utilize universal screenings for identifying students who are at risk. However, there is little guidance and inconsistent application with utilizing universal screening to inform modification of Tier 1 services and selection of Tier 2 interventions. This presentation will provide real world experiences facilitating universal screening and Tier 2 intervention implementation for middle school populations identified as at risk for mental health concerns.



Joseph D. Latimer, University of South Florida
Alexis M. Sanchez, University of South Florida
Nathaniel von der Embse, University of South Florida
Shannon M. Suldo, University of South Florida


Chelsea Salvatore, Rachael E. Hite, Bethany A. Goodhue, Gabrielle C. Francis


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