Mental Health

Resources and best practices for supporting the emotional, psychological, and social well-being of students and staff.

Firearm Safety, School Violence, and Youth Suicide

In this episode, join Drs. Marc Zimmerman, Cynthia Ewell Foster, and April Zeoli as they discuss how firearm safety plays a part in school violence, youth suicide, and youth intimate partner violence.
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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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Podcasts

Anonymous Reporting Systems

In this episode, Dr. Libby Messman shares how anonymous reporting systems can be crucial in maintaining a safe and secure environment.
TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
Podcasts

Key Considerations for Bullying Prevention

This guide presents key information that schools may wish to consider as they develop and maintain bullying prevention programs.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
Toolkits & Guides

Caregivers: Back to School Resources

This brief guide offers resources to help caregivers as they plan and prepare for students returning to the classroom.
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Toolkits & Guides

Crisis Navigation in Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Schools Learning Community

This four-session learning community will assist schools in creating and strengthening a site crisis navigation team.
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Learning Communities

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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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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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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The Science of School Safety

In this podcast episode, Mary Poulin Carlton joins host Paul Haskins to discuss bullying, school climate, mental health, and other important issues impacting school safety.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Mental Health, School Climate
Podcasts

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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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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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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Leading through Crises

In the third and final episode of our series “What It Means to Be a School Leader”, Dr. Henderson-Smith discusses leading through a crisis and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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TOPICS Capacity Building, Mental Health, School Climate
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Fact Sheet: Improving Access and Care for Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Conditions

This Fact Sheet from whitehouse.gov describes the various federal approaches being taken to address youth mental health and substance use.
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Publications

Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented Schools Toolkit

A toolkit outlining a framework for implementing Trauma-Informed, Resilience-Oriented (TR) approaches in schools and school districts.
TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
Toolkits & Guides

What Works Clearinghouse

The What Works Clearinghouse contains a collection of evidence-based education programs and research.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Mental Health, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Threat Assessment
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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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