Region 2 K-12 Student Mental Health Initiative

The California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) is comprised of the 58 County Superintendents of Schools that provide leadership to the County Offices of Education (COE). CCSESA’s Regional K-12 Student Mental Health Initiative (SMHI) is based on a common statewide framework of prevention and early intervention strategies (PEI) for student mental health. This initiative is being funded by the California Mental Health Services Act (CalMHSA).


The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) was passed in November 2004 as Proposition 63 on the California ballot. It is the intent of the MHSA to expand mental health care for children, youth, adults and seniors by establishing programs proven to be effective.Proposition 63 also provides prevention services to help people of all ages access care before a mental illness becomes disabling. The MHSA is funded by a 1% tax on taxable personal incomes that exceed $1 million. Since taking effect in January 1, 2005, the MHSA has generated $2.1 billion. Another $2.8 billion is anticipated over the next three years. Further information about MHSA can be found at Ca.Gov California Department of Mental Health.

School / Community Collaboration

The student Health & Prevention Programs office provides facilitation services for community and school-based health and safety programs such as community-based coalitions that are linked to schools as advisory boards supporting strategic planning and program development related to effective research-based programs that support academic success.

Tobacco Use Prevention Programs (TUPE)

  • A CDE program, provided by Proposition 99 Tobacco Tax funding. Provides tobacco education, prevention, intervention, and cessation services in selected schools and communities countywide in grades 6-12. Training, professional development, curriculum materials, and countywide events also support schools in tobacco prevention efforts.
  • CDE grant funding supports the High School Tobacco Prevention Program to provide tobacco education, intervention, and cessation strategies for high school students attending high schools throughout the county and Middle School Grants to provide tobacco education and student involvement for students in middle schools. The program coordinates tobacco prevention management of services and resources.
  • TUPE provides training and technical assistance to districts for the implementation of the bi-annual California Healthy Kids Survey (measures for 7th, 9th and 11th graders regarding alcohol, drugs, tobacco, violence, youth development, and other health related measures). These same services are provided for TUPE district programs.
    New! Healthy Kids Survey Website: CHKS Query

Youth Asset Development

The Student Health & Prevention Programs office provides leadership and support to countywide collaborative efforts among schools, agencies, organizations, and communities to promote student mental health and positive youth asset development. Activities include trainings in social/emotional learning support models and Youth Asset Development.


Bruce Baldwin - Program Manager
1870 Bird Street, Oroville, CA 95965
Phone: (530) 532-5842
Fax: (530) 532-5698

Uraci Mathews - Manager
Phone: (530) 532-5692 or (530) 354-7193

Office Administration
Phone: (530) 532-5840