Sanford Health expanding behavioral health program after successes at Simle Middle School

Courtesy: Sanford Health Facebook Page
Courtesy: Sanford Health Facebook Page

(Bismarck, ND) -- A Sanford Health behavioral health program is touting it's successes following data showing their program is supporting the mental health of students in schools. 

The program is called MTTS, or Multiple Tiered Systems of Support, and is used to triage the level of behavioral health support needed between students within a school setting.  Sanford Health’s Bismarck Region CEO Todd Schaffer says the program has been incredibly successful.

"So far, we've seen a 50 percent reduction, that's five-zero, percent reduction in the amount of referrals to outside agencies for interventions with kids," said Schaffer. "It's been very successful at Simle."

You can find behavioral health resources through Sanford Health by clicking here

Original Air Date: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022