School-Based Behavioral Health Liaisons

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

School-Based Behavioral 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 an elementary, middle, or high school which has the School-Based Behavioral Health Liaisons program in order to participate.

With new state funding in the current fiscal year budget, TDMHSAS and its partner community mental health agencies are expanding this program from the 36 current counties to all 95 counties.

If you are unsure about the status of the School-Based Behavioral Health Liaison program at your child’s school, please contact the school’s principal.

For More Information

If you have concerns or need services for yourself, a child, or family member, contact our Helpline:
Phone: 800-560-5767
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except for state holidays)

If you feel at any time that you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the Tennessee Statewide Crisis Line toll-free 24 hours, 7 days a week at 1-855-274-7471.

To learn more about School-Based Behavioral Health Liaisons, please contact:

Kayla Mumphrey
Director of School-Based Initiatives