Resources for Educators Assisting At-Risk Youth

School Based Mental Health Liaisons is a program that provides prevention services for children and youth in middle and high schools.

School Based Mental Health Liaisons provide face-to-face consultation with classroom teachers who will enhance learning environments for children who have or are at-risk for Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), behavior problems, or substance use disorders. Liaisons also provide training and education for the classroom teacher and serves as a link between the school and the child’s family.

Child must be in a middle or high school which has the School Based Mental Health Liaisons program in order to participate.

There are 10 counties with the School Based Mental Health Liaison program: Carter, Cocke, Crockett, Hardeman, Humphreys, Madison, Rutherford, Unicoi, Washington, and Williamson. If you are unsure about the status of the School Based Mental Health Liaison program at your child’s school, please contact the school’s principal.

For Carter, Unicoi and Washington counties, please contact:
Virginia Farr
Ph: (423) 232-2600

For Cocke County, please contact:
Deana Ferguson
Ph: (423) 613-5777

For Humphreys County, please contact:
Beth Hail
Ph: (615) 460-4149

For Rutherford and Williamson counties, please contact:
Kim Rush
Ph: (615) 898-0771

For Crockett, Hardeman, and Madison counties, please contact:
Jeff Gray
Ph: (731) 541-8342