Mental Health & Substance Use
We want students to feel safe and have the support they need to be successful at school. In spring 2019, we are piloting a new mental health and substance use screening and intervention program at our middle schools.
This new program will help us identify students’ strengths and needs so that we can connect those who need extra support with services or programs to help them succeed.
Participation is voluntary. Responses are confidential, though parents and legal guardians may review responses.
This new program is in partnership with King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS). It is funded by King County’s Best Starts for Kids initiative. The goal is to reduce adolescent substance use, and support students’ physical, emotional and social well-being. In addition to Highline, this program is being piloted in 11 other school districts in King County.
- What is the screening and intervention program called and how does it work?
- What questions are asked during the screening?
- Who will take the screening? When will this take place?
- Is taking the screening voluntary?
- How is student identity protected?
- Who is on the student support team?
- How is the screening different from the Healthy Youth Survey?
- How are the screening results used?
- How is the screening funded?