To provide an effective prevention and early intervention process for youth
with behavioral health concerns so they may achieve healthy, productive lives.

Welcome to SCIP!

SCIP is a program designed to bring together families, school and the community to support student behavioral and emotional health.

The responsibility and challenge of working with youth must be shared by parents, schools, and communities.  Behavioral and mental health issues, as well as alcohol and drug use, impact the school environment and put a student's ability to be successful, both within and outside of school, at risk.

SCIP works with schools throughout Nebraska to provide tools and resources to address these issues that impact children, adolescents and their families.

Our website furthers our mission by providing ways for you to learn more and get involved.  Thank you for visiting.  Your support is appreciated.

News & Announcements

SCIP Summer Training

Registration is now open for "SCIP Intervention and Prevention Training" July 12-15, 2016. This training will provide you with the tools needed to recognize warning signs of at-risk behaviors and the ability to develop an appropriate plan to assist the student and his or her family through the process of getting the help they need. Following is a partial list of topics that will be included in the training:

Refugee Mental Health
Drug Use Trends
Gang Activity
Dating Violence
SCIP Program Framework

This workshop is for new SCIP teams, new members joining existing SCIP teams, as a refresher for long-time team members, or for any other interested community member. Interested community members register here.

SCIP Schools register here

Free Suicide Prevention/Intervention Training Opportunity

Our SCIP Coordinator for Lincoln/Lancaster County, Abbe Edgecombe  is a certified QPR Gatekeeper Training Instructor and would be happy to offer the QPR Gatekeeper training to any group who is interested (neighborhood associations, churches, schools,  civic groups, etc). The training is free thanks to a partnership with Region V Systems. For more information click here.


Welcome to SCIP!

We would like to welcome the following new schools and agencies to the SCIP program:

The Career Academy - Lincoln

     *  Expelled Students Program - Lincoln

     *  Mandy Watts, Inspirit Counseling - Chadron

We thank you for your care and commitment to the success of youth and their families in your community!