Office of Children & Youth
Child Care Consultation
TDMH provides funding to Tennessee Voices for Children to provide mental health training and technical assistance services to benefit staff members and children associated with child care, Head Start, and early childhood centers across the state.
For more information contact Tennessee Voices for Children at 1-800-670-9882 or you visit HYPERLINK "http://www.tnvoices.org" \t "_blank" www.tnvoices.org.
PEER POWER is in middle schools (grades 4-8) in the following Middle Tennessee counties: Bedford, Cheatham, Coffee, Davidson, Dickson, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Perry, Robertson, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, and Wayne. The goal of the project is to instill resiliency in children in order to prevent violent behaviors.
For more information contact Centerstone at 615-460-4590 or visit www.centerstone.org.
SCHOOL BASED MENTAL HEALTH LIAISONS
School Based Mental Health Liaisons are mental health specialists that provide direct mental health liaison services to participating schools, grades six through twelve. The liaison provides consultation services to teachers who refer a child with possible emotional, behavioral, or alcohol and substance use issues. The liaison helps the teacher work more effectively with the youth through development of behavior plans and or other strategies that promote successful integration in the school setting and improve performance. The goal is to maintain regular classroom placement, reduce discipline referrals, and enhance the learning environment for all students. The liaison may work individually with the student, assist families with the IEP process, and advocate for the child. Liaisons also provide training to teachers formally and informally on a variety of mental health topics.