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Professional Development: Webinar: Idea Partnership: Integrating Mental Health Supports in Schools
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Date: January 28, 2013, 2:00 – 3:30 pm Eastern

Understanding the Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) for Integrating Mental Health Supports in Schools

This webinar is hosted by the Connecting School Mental Health and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Practice Group.

The Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) is a structure and process for blending education and mental health systems through a multi-tiered structure in schools. By bringing school and community mental health providers into established school-wide systems of positive behavior supports, the ISF promotes a prevention-based continuum of mental health promotion and supports embedded in all 3 tiers of multi-tiered systems of behavioral support in schools. This webinar will describe the core features of the ISF as a blend of school-wide systems of positive behavior support and school mental health and introduce tools that can help develop the ISF in local communities. Examples of ISF implementation will also be shared. The target audience for this webinar includes all members of the IDEA PBIS/SMH community of practice and related stakeholders in states, districts and schools interested in expanding mental health services through the ISF. Opportunities for question/answer and sharing of experiences among participants will be available during the webinar. Following this webinar, Georgetown University will feature ISF a February 21st webinar featuring specific state and local examples of ISF and the Community of Practice in Pennsylvania. In April, other sites across the country will be featured in a third webinar that will help further define state and local examples of the ISF. 

How to connect to the webinar

Step 1: Check your computer.

Please make sure you have prepared your computer to access the meeting through Adobe Connect: If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

Test your connection:
Turn off your computer speakers. You will listen to the audio portion through the telephone.
Get a quick overview:

Step 2: On The day of the webinar, log into the meeting site 5-10 minutes early.

Click on the link below to join the Adobe Connect Meeting:
Click "Enter as a Guest"; then click button "Enter Room"


Step 3: Dial in to the audio line 5 minutes early using a land line if at all possible.

Please use the following information to access the audio portion:

Dial in Conference Number: 1-800-201-2375
Participant Code: 434706#
Enter number when prompted.


If you need help, call or email: Mariola Rosser at 703-519-1482


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