Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

Contact Information

Behavioral Health Coordinator

Our Mission Statement

It is the mission of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to provide leadership and services to local school districts.

It is the vision of Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District to be an indispensable partner with every district we serve.

The goal of Char-Em ISD Behavioral Health is to partner with local schools and community agencies to identify and support the behavioral, social and emotional needs of students and their families.  This includes increasing awareness and working to improve mental health resources and programs that are whole child centered and inclusive.  

We believe that supporting social and emotional wellness of students helps build the foundation for success, well-being, and positive relationships throughout life.  By making social and emotional wellness a priority, schools can create a nurturing and supportive learning environment that contributes to improved attendance, student engagement, academic success and students’ overall well-being.

Behavioral Health Listening Tour Report

The accompanying report is based on the feedback and information shared by principals, counselors and/or social workers during the Fall 2023 Behavioral Health Listening Tour conducted by Char-Em ISD staff. The purpose of this report is to capture common themes across the ISD in the areas of behavioral and mental health. Read the Listening Tour report


Mental Health

Behavioral Health Providers

Comprehensive Directory of Providers

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians Behavioral Health Center

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Behavioral Health Center

North Country Community Mental Health

School Based Mental Health Providers

Alcona Health Centers at Public Schools of Petoskey

Health Department of Northwest Michigan School Mental Health Programs

Early Childhood Mental Health

Attachment Parenting

Backpack Connection Series

Bonding with Baby

Help Me Grow

Infant Mental Health

National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI)


Social and Emotional Learning

Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

Social Emotional Learning in Early Childhood

Social Skills Improvement System (SSIS) 


What is Social Emotional Learning?


Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Center on PBIS

PBIS At Home


Family Resources

Attachment Parenting

Great Start Family Coalition

Family Resource Guide

Strengthening Families

Talking is Teaching


Educator Resources

Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators

Educator Self Care 

Feeling Faces Cards (English-Spanish)

How to Talk About Mental Health for Educators

Newcomer Toolkit (Scroll down to chapter 4)

SEL for English Language Learners

Strengthening Families

Tips for Supporting Homeless Youth

Trauma Informed Practices: What Educators Need to Know

Hot Topics in Behavioral Health

Impacts of Social Media on Mental Health in Youth



School Refusal

Healthy Friendships vs Toxic Friendships

Suicide Prevention If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, contact the 988 Lifeline NOW at: Call or Text – 988 Or chat – Lifeline Chat : Lifeline (

Supporting LGBTQ students

Other Resources



Healing Through Creativity: An Interview with Art Therapist, Loralee Streelman

Partnering for Mental Health

It Starts With Relationships


Trainings/Webinars (COMING SOON)

Suicide Prevention 

Kiersten’s Ride

Caring Canines

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