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Guidance to States and Schools Systems on Addressing Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Schools

This guidance, issued by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), includes examples of approaches for mental health and substance use disorders related treatment services in schools. It also describes some of the Medicaid state plan benefits and other Medicaid authorities that states may use to cover mental health and SUD-related treatment services.

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From Prevention to Treatment: Application of SBIRT in Massachusetts Schools

This case study highlights Massachusetts’ implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), an evidence-based screening and early intervention for alcohol and substance use that is used in schools, primary care and other settings to identify risky behaviors among adolescents to prevent alcohol and substance misuse.

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Safe and Supportive Schools 101

Sandra Williamson, American Institutes for Research; Anne Mathews-Younes, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Valerie Sims Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health; Sarah Lee, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthy Schools Branch

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July 17, 2019