Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF)
The Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) is a process to create a more stream-lined approach to school mental health and wellness by connecting all social-emotional-behavioral (SEB) efforts through one system, while eliminating barriers inherent in systems that previously have operated separately.
Resource Materials: Getting Started
Video: An Introduction to The Interconnected Systems Framework
View the highlights of what will look different when the education and mental health systems are integrated.
Video: Introducing the Interconnected Systems Framework Monograph Volume 2
This video provides an introduction to Advancing Education Effectiveness: Interconnecting School Mental Health and School-wide PBIS, Volume 2: An Implementation Guide providing overview of chapters, tips for accessing resources and highlights of tools available within the chapters.
Fact Sheet—Interconnected Systems Framework 101: An Introduction
An introduction to the Interconnected Systems Framework including a review of the benefits
Video: The Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) Overview Webinar
This webinar will describe the Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) for direct integration of mental health and other community providers through multi-tiered school-based teams to help design and deliver an expanded continuum of interventions from prevention through intensive interventions. Examples of ISF in action, including examples of integrating trauma-informed care through a multi-tiered system of support will be shared.
Running Time:34:05 min
Fact Sheet ISF 201—When School Mental Health is Integrated within a MTSS: What's Different
Describes what will be different for educators and mental health providers when school mental health is integrated into a Multi-Tiered System of Support
Resource Materials: Advanced
Video: [Session E3] PBIS Forum 2020: Installation & Implementation of an Interconnected Systems Fram
This session will describe how exemplars are installing and implementing an Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) at the state, district, and school level. Selected tools and strategies to guide technical assistance will be used to illustrate how coaches can support the ISF process.
Video: Integrating Trauma Informed Support in MTSS (SCTG Webinar)
A recorded webinar providing information about trauma-informed approaches and Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) to enhance the PBIS/behavioral health system in schools. This webinar was given to School Climate Transformation Grant recipients originally.
School Mental Health Quality Framework and Tools Alignment GuideThe National Center for School Mental Health provides practitioners a summary of PBIS, the Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF), and Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems (CSMHS) tools and resources that districts and schools might use to improve their efforts to support the social-emotional-behavioral health and wellness of every student. The guidance includes consideration for use of high-quality resources, what the frameworks have in common, and how to add value in their use to enhance existing efforts.
Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being
February 19, 2021
ISF Action Planning Companion Guide to SWPBIS-TFI
A tool to assist schools in implementing and using Tiered Fidelity Inventory to enhance current implementation to include ISF approach.
Monograph: Advancing Education Effectiveness: Interconnecting School Mental Health and SWPBIS
This monograph is about improving the quality of life and outcomes for children and youth, especially those children who are at risk for or experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges. The editors have wisely chosen a title for the monograph that signals the pivotal role of education in this endeavor. Advancing Education Effectiveness: Interconnecting School Mental Health and School- wide Positive Behavioral Support clearly conveys the message that effective education is the primary goal and linking two important processes will be the strategy promoted to achieve this goal.