Implementing MTSS to Expand Mental Health Services to Students

2:00pm - May 30, 2024 thru 3:30pm - May 30, 2024 | Timezone: US/Mountain
Mountain Plains MHTTC
Registration Deadline: May 30, 2024
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Event Description

Historically, school psychologists functioned in narrow roles in school districts, and many school districts lacked the mental health services students require.  Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is based on a public health model of providing services and interventions to students as needed.  This training will discuss the components of a school-based behavioral health model that addresses students’ mental health needs from prevention/promotion to early intervention to intensive services.  

Learning Objectives:

1.Participants will understand the components of behavioral services in an MTSS model  

2.Participants will learn about how universal behavioral health screening occurs in schools 

3.Participants will learn about workforce development strategies needed to create an effective mental health workforce 

4. Participants will learn how to develop partnerships required to implement comprehensive behavioral health models to schools 


Andria Amador, Ed.D, NCSP 


Andria Amador is the Senior Director of Behavioral Health Services for the Boston Public Schools (BPS).  Andria has dedicated her career to urban school psychology and began her career as a school psychologist before becoming an administrator.  Andria, along with her staff and partners, have developed the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Model (CBHM).  CBHM is a multi-tiered system of supports designed to support the behavioral health needs of students across a continuum of prevention, early-intervention and intensive services.  Implementation of CBHM requires BPS school psychologists to expand their scope of service delivery to include all NASP Domains of Practice.  Andria had the pleasure of serving as the Past President of the Massachusetts School Psychology Association.  She is the Delegate Representative for the Northeast for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and is also the coordinator of the NASP Supervision Interest Group.