SBISD Shares Best Practices with School Behavioral Health Learning Community


On February 17, Spring Branch Independent School District professionals, including care coaches and substance use counselors, and participants in the School Behavioral Health Initiative (SBHI) Learning Community at Mental Health America of Greater Houston convened to gain insight on the innovative practices and programs the district has implemented to address social/emotional learning and systems of care for students.  The group also toured the district’s new, state-of-the-art TOTAL classroom, designed to meet the mental health and academic needs of severely emotionally disturbed elementary age children.

For more information about the SBHI Learning Community, contact SBHI Manager Janet Pozmantier at

The School Behavioral Health Initiative (SBHI) Learning Community provides an opportunity for school districts to assess their own student behavioral health efficacy, learn from local models, share best practices, set and achieve quality goals for improving the scope and delivery of services.  Whether new to the work of school mental health or a “veteran,” the SBHI Learning Community enables all school districts to build relationships with colleagues and gain insight on enterprising ideas for systems change.