Integrating and Aligning Behavioral Health Initiatives Within Your School's MTSS

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,5
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. identify the benefits of integrating and aligning behavioral health initiatives within a multitiered system of support (MTSS).
  2. identify and apply best practices for the integration and alignment of behavioral health initiatives within a MTSS.
  3. build knowledge of resources, tools, and strategies to help teams responsible for identifying evidence-based practices and for integrating and aligning behavioral health within a MTSS.


This session is focused on equipping participants with research, strategies and tools to build their school leadership team’s capacity to integrate and align school-wide behavioral health interventions within a multitiered system of supports. By focusing on overlapping goals and implementation planning, teams will see the benefits in student outcomes and reduced duplication of efforts and resources. Examples and resources will be shared as well as connections to current work.



Dama W. Abshier, University of South Florida
Catherine P. Raulerson, University of South Florida
Brooke A. Curtiss, University of South Florida


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