Initiative Description: The current study tested the association between collaboration with Community Mental Health Centers and the implementation of Tier 2 programs (interventions for youth at risk of developing behavioral health concerns) in 451 schools that completed Colorado Healthy Schools Smart Source, a comprehensive assessment of school health best practices.
Study Results: Results demonstrated that schools collaborating with CMHCs were more than twice as likely to implement Tier 2 programs as those that did not.
Reference: Williams, C. K., Strickland, A. L., Riggs, N. R., Dyett, A. R., Gibson, Z. R., & Pulskamp, A. D. (2018). Colorado healthy schools smart source: Testing the association between collaboration with community mental health centers and tier 2 implementation. School Mental Health,10, 163-172
Level of Evidence: Good