Center for Behavioral Health, Equity, and Leadership in Schools (BHELS)
Behavioral Health, Equity, and Leadership in Schools
Partnering to create more just, healthy, and productive learning environments.
The William James College Center for Behavioral Health, Equity, and Leadership in Schools provides school districts, leaders, and educators with the skills, resources, and support to drive and implement systemic transformation. Through our innovative academic programs and comprehensive consulting services, we are working together to build healthy, inclusive school climates and foster sustainable, positive change.
BHELS Academic Degrees and Licensure Programs
Advance your skills, your credentials, and your power to make an impact.
If you are a school leader, or an aspiring leader, who wants to accelerate or advance your career, this is your opportunity to gain the practical, evidence-based skills and knowledge you need for success in this evolving workforce.
What's in a name?
We work with you to create equitable, emotionally healthy, and safe learning and working environments. Our name represents our core areas of commitment.
William James College Unveils College Mental Health Initiative and Examines its Origin
The College Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) came on the heels of increased demand for mental health services across the country, and reaching an all-time high in the Commonwealth. The CMHI responds to the need to deliver care using the resources available; namely, training educators in how to address student mental health and well-being by cultivating connection and belonging rather than relying upon an outdated clinical model.
College Mental Health Initiative Launched at William James College
WJC’s collaboration with the Ruderman Family Foundation, an internationally recognized organization that works to end the stigma associated with mental health and aims to increase awareness of—and the availability of—mental health services on college campuses, will create opportunities to engage a community of faculty and student-facing staff across New England geared towards promoting safe, positive, and equitable campus cultures.