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​Pursuant to Recommendation 9 in the February 2023 Blueprint for Transformation: A Vision for Improved Behavioral Healthcare for Illinois ChildrenPDF Document report and in accordance with Public Act 103-0546, ISBE administered a landscape scan of all school districts in Illinois regarding mental and behavioral health screening of students.  ​ ISBE released a report about this landscape scan on December 15, 2023. Read or download a copy of the report titled “Lessons Learned: A Landscape Scan of Mental Health Screening  Practices in Illinois Schools” here​.​​

 2023 Landscape Scan Activities


ISBE collaborated with the seven Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Hubs across the state to host many listening sessions throughout the summer and fall of 2023 as part of this landscape scan. The information below contains​ the locations of each SEL Hub in Illinois, which each hosted one or more virtual or in-person listening sessions to provide an opportunity for districts and community members, including students, to offer input about mental and behavioral health screening in schools. The listening sessions have now concluded. Please email with any questions.


The seven Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Hubs in Illinois are housed at six Regional Offices of Education (ROEs) throughout the state and Chicago Public Schools (CPS).

  • Chicago: CPS SEL Hub, serving schools in the city of Chicago
  • Chicago Suburbs/Northeastern: Area 1 SEL Hub, led by DuPage ROE and serving the Professional Development Alliance of Will, Grundy, and Kendall Counties; West 40 Intermediate Service Center (ISC); North Cook ISC; South Cook ISC; Kane County ROE; and McHenry County ROE
  • Northwestern: Area 2 SEL Hub, led by ROE 4, and serving ROEs 8, 16, 28, 35, 47, and 49
  • West Central: Area 3 SEL Hub, led by ROE 1 and serving ROEs 26, 33, 48, 51, and 53
  • East Central: Area 4 SEL Hub, led by ROE 39 and serving ROEs 9, 11, 17, 32, and 54
  • Southwest: Area 5 SEL Hub, led by ROE 40 and serving ROEs 3, 41, 45, and 50
  • Southern: Area 6 SEL Hub, led by ROE 21 and serving ROEs 12, 13, 20, and 30​


ISBE released a feedback form to all school districts in early June 2023. The form was open for submissions until September 8, 2023. This feedback form was an opportunity for districts or other public entities that provide school programming to public school students in Illinois to offer input about mental and behavioral health screening in schools. Please email​ with any questions.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 Past Listening Sessions

Please click here to access the slide deck used at each listening sessionPDF Document.

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