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Behavioral Health Coordinator

In 2017, the legislation (House Bill 1713) directed the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to provide leadership in supporting ESDs to hire a dedicated staff person as a Behavioral Health Coordinator. ESD 105’s Behavioral Health Coordinator works to: 

  • Coordination of behavioral health resources, supports, service providers, schools, school districts, and communities in the ESD region. 

  • Facilitation of partnerships across the multiple systems of behavioral healthcare services and supports for children and families

  • Collaboration with ESDs, OSPI, districts, schools, community partners, and other stakeholders to increase access to behavioral healthcare services and supports. 

  • Conducting outreach to school districts in the ESD region to provide technical assistance and training for expanding behavioral health services

  • Provide technical assistance and support to districts on plan development and implementation of their Plan for Recognizing and Responding to Emotional or Behavioral Distress authorized by RCW 28A.320.127.

  • If your district is in need of suicide prevention training and/or consultation please contact the Behavioral Health Coordinator.