Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

TDMHSAS takes school-based Mental Health Service statewide


October 15, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is expanding its School-Based Behavioral Health Liaison program to all 95 counties in the state. Governor Bill Lee budgeted and the Tennessee General Assembly appropriated an increase of $3 million for the current fiscal year to expand the program.

School Based Behavioral Health Liaisons provide face-to-face consultation with classroom teachers who enhance learning environments for children who have or are at-risk for Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), behavior problems, or substance use disorders. Liaisons also prov...

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