The presentation will include information related to School-County Collaboratives and building a continuum of mental health services and supports on school campuses through the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).
Areas of focus will include: Prevention and Early Intervention, Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services Innovation.
County Behavioral Health Departments, School districts and personnel, service providers
Learning Objectives: Understand the role of MHSA in providing school-based mental health services. Gain a high-level understanding of MHSOAC school-county initiatives including the School-County Collaborative Triage grants and initial outcomes
Tom Orrock, Chief of Program Operations and Grants
Tom Orrock has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1995. His personal mission is to help build bridges between hope and celebration. He has a passion for providing leadership and help in the field of mental health. Tom has had over 25 years of experience in mental health where he has worked with children who have emotional challenges, youth in foster care, and adults seeking to reduce depression and anxiety. In 2015, Tom went to work for the state of California where he hopes to guide policy and best practices for mental health service delivery. He began working for the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability in January 2017 and serves as the Chief of Program Operations and Grants on the Triage Unit. He is a public speaker and trainer who is passionate about helping people find happiness and well-being.