Across Missouri, children with mental and behavioral health disorders often don’t have access to the help they need. An estimated 1 in 4 children have clinically significant behavioral health disorders.
There are not enough behavioral health providers to treat them all, and access is an even bigger issue for kids in rural and underserved areas of the state. But Missouri Child Psychiatry Access Project Schools (MO-CPAP Schools) can help educators get kids the help they need close to home.
Based on the successful MO CPAP Primary Care Project started in 2018, MO CPAP Schools plans to launch their services in November 2022. We recognize that schools, like primary care settings, are a critical behavioral health access point for many young people and their families.
MO CPAP Schools Services Include:
Tele-coaching or consultations with expert peers (school nursing, school counseling and clinical behavioral health specialists), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Resources to connect schools with best practices in mental health and community-based behavioral health referrals for students.
Ongoing educational and training opportunities on our resource hub with resources added and updated often.