Mental Health Professionals

Resources for counselors, psychologists, social workers, and other mental health professionals.

Expert Video: School Threat Assessment in Florida

In this video, Dr. Jenn Maeng presents findings from a new technical report on threat assessment. The report examines Florida threat assessment case data from the 2021-2022 school year, highlighting outcomes for over 22,000 cases.
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TOPICS Threat Assessment
Videos

Community Engagement

In this episode, our discussion focuses on youth suicide prevention methods and the importance of community engagement in preventing firearm-related injury and youth suicide.
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TOPICS Mental Health
Podcasts

Extreme Risk Protection Orders

In this episode, we discuss Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) and their impact on school safety.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Podcasts

CMS Guide to Medicaid Services and Administrative Claiming for School-based Settings

This guide was released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). It offers new flexibilities and consolidates existing guidance, making it easier for all schools to receive payment for delivering Medicaid-covered services.
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TOPICS Capacity Building
Toolkits & Guides

Supporting Youth Mental Health

This webinar will feature panelists from Sandy Hook Promise sharing ideas for how educators might discuss mental health with students. Tips and additional resources will also be provided, and participants will be encouraged to share their own success stories.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
Webinars

Metropolitan District Tests Various School-Based Mental Health Services

An NIJ-funded assessment of the relative benefits of broader mental health services yields mixed results, underscoring implementation challenges.
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TOPICS Mental Health TYPE Reports
Publications

Examples of Anonymous Reporting Systems

Originally the second in a four-part series on Improving School Climate & Safety Through Inter-Professional Collaboration, this session considers Anonymous Reporting Systems (ARS) and their impact on school climate.
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TOPICS Notification Technology
Webinars

School Climate & Safety in the Distance Learning Environment

Originally the first in a four-part series, this webinar looks at school climate and safety, specifically as they relate to the distance learning environment.
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TOPICS School Climate
Webinars

National Guidelines for Child and Youth Behavioral Health Crisis Care

These guidelines from SAMHSA offer information for the design and development of services that meet the needs of children, youth, and their families experiencing a behavioral health crisis.
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TOPICS Mental Health
Publications

A Quick Guide to Information Sharing During Threat Reporting & Assessment

This guide brings together resources that explain when to release or withhold student information collected through reporting systems and threat assessment processes.
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TOPICS Coordination with First Responders, Threat Assessment
Toolkits & Guides

Using Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Principles to Support Student and Staff Resiliency

In this webinar, participants learn how they can improve their school's understanding of trauma, and enhance staff and student resiliency.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
Webinars

Returning to School After a Crisis: A Guide to Addressing Traumatic Events at School

This guide provides school staff with strategies to support students following traumatic events. It contains lessons learned, discussion tips, and mental health resources to help cope with a trauma response,
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TOPICS Mental Health
Toolkits & Guides

Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health Needs

This report from the U.S. Department of Education provides focused information and resources to enhance the promotion of mental health and social and emotional well-being among students.
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TOPICS Mental Health TYPE Reports
Publications

Lockdown Drills

Learn how to use lockdown drills as part of your comprehensive school safety and emergency preparedness efforts: how to conduct drills in a trauma-informed manner and evaluate them for effectiveness.
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TOPICS School Drills
Self-Paced Trainings

Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management (BTAM): Best Practice Considerations for K–12 Schools

This school safety and crisis resource by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) examines the evidence-based best practices of Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management (BTAM) in a K-12 school setting.
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TOPICS Threat Assessment TYPE Reports
Publications

Model Programs Guide

Provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations for several youth-related topics and programs. Created by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Clearinghouses

CrimeSolutions.OJP.gov

CrimeSolutions.OJP.gov is a Clearinghouse with information on crime & crime prevention, juveniles, law enforcement, and technology & forensics.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Capacity Building, Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

Safer Schools and Campuses Best Practices Clearinghouse

The Safer Schools and Campuses Best Practices Clearinghouse was created in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and to support the reopening and continuing operations of schools.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Capacity Building, Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

SchoolSafety.gov

SchoolSafety.gov is a clearinghouse of resources related to safe schools.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Capacity Building, Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Social Media, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

VetoViolence.CDC.gov

VetoViolence.CDC.gov contains a collection of youth violence prevention programs.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Mental Health, School Climate, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

Youth.gov

Youth.gov is a Clearinghouse with information on creating safe and healthy outcomes for youth.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Social Media, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

SAMHSA.gov

SAMHSA.gov is a Clearinghouse with a broad collection of mental health and substance use programs and practices.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
Clearinghouses

StopBullying.gov

StopBullying.gov is a Clearinghouse with information on identifying and preventing bullying.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate, Social Media
Clearinghouses

Social Media Responsibility With Student Engagement

As new research continues to shed light on the impact it can have on social and emotional health, and with an increase in screen time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever that we understand how young people are using social media and work with them to instill healthy habits.
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TOPICS Mental Health, Social Media
Webinars