Recruiting, training, and retaining

METRICS provides support to states, districts, and schools with the goal of increasing students' access to highly qualified mental health professionals in their schools.

About us

METRICS is a partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of South Florida, the University of Iowa, and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Together, we are committed to increasing K-12 student access to critical mental health services in their schools by addressing the nationwide shortage of school-based mental health professionals.

METRICS supports federally-funded grantees who are dedicated to addressing the national shortage of school-based mental health practitioners. These grantees received funding from the US Department of Education for either a School Based Mental Health Services (SBMH) or a Mental Health Service Professional (MHSP) project to recruit, train, and retain a strong mental health workforce in our K-12 schools across the country.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison University of South Florida University of California, Santa Barbara University of Iowa