Invitation to apply for the Partnership Access Line (PAL) for Schools Telepsychiatry Consultation Pilot Program
The University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital will implement a two-year pilot of school staff mental health education, and telephone and televideo psychiatric consultations for students at middle, junior and high schools in in two Washington school districts. Pilot duration will be during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years.
Purpose: To provide (1) professional learning opportunities for school staff and (2) telehealth consultations that serve as one strategy among the school’s multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS)
for behavioral and mental health.
Eligibility: School Districts of 2,000 – 20,000 students that can demonstrate readiness of middle and high schools to:
- Identify a lead contact for coordinating services;
- Co-develop a professional learning plan with project staff on school mental health using tele-consultation;
- Host telemedicine appointments during the school day.
Number of districts to be chosen: 2 - one district east and one west of the Cascades.
See attached letter for more information.