OASD Receives School-Based Mental Health Services Grant

posted Jul 25, 2018, 6:21 AM by Katie Nieman   [ updated Jul 25, 2018, 6:24 AM ]
The Oshkosh Area School District was one of 64 districts to receive funding through a DPI (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction) Mental Health Grant. The District will receive $75,000 for the upcoming school year. The grant monies will expand the District's Rise Up Program, a comprehensive mental health framework that meets the needs of students through quality education, staff development, site-based services, and community partnerships. Grant funds will allow the District to utilize a clinical therapist from Catalpa Health to consult with teachers on providing support to students with mental health needs. The therapist will also set aside time each week to work with staff members on self-care and to run support groups for parents who have children with mental health needs. As the school year progresses, the clinical therapist will spend more time conducting one-on-one therapy sessions with students who have mental health needs.


The Oshkosh Area School District is committed to promoting the health and wellness of all students and has developed a comprehensive mental health framework to address the mental health needs of students. To learn more about the OASD mental health framework or to access a list of mental health resources available in the community, visit the District's Mental Health Resources page.