Vision and Mission

Vision

Every child in Ohio — including those at emotional or behavioral risk and those with mental health problems — will have the opportunity and the support needed to be successful in school.

Mission

The mission of the Center for School-Based Mental Health Programs (CSBMHP) is to help Ohio's schools, community-based agencies, and families work together to achieve improved educational and developmental outcomes for all children — especially those at emotional or behavioral risk and those with mental health problems.

To accomplish this mission the CSBMHP will:

  • promote awareness of the mental health needs of students attending Ohio's schools and the critical links between mental health and school/academic success
  • promote the adoption and implementation of policies (at all levels) that encourage effective practices to improve the mental health and school success of Ohio's students
  • help to build capacity within mental health and education systems for enhanced collaboration and effective school mental health programs and services
  • build and sustain strong regional action networks to promote mental health — education — family collaborations, with broad stakeholder representation