Mental Health

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

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

An Introduction to Restorative Practices

This guide allows for any school personnel to learn what restorative practices are, their benefits, and considerations for their use in a school setting.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
Toolkits & Guides

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 Capacity Building, 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

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
Podcasts

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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TOPICS Mental Health TYPE Reports
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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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

Student Mental Health in a Distance Learning Environment

Distance learning poses additional challenges in supporting student mental health and social-emotional learning. Join us to explore possible strategies and discover why this support is important. This is part one of a two-part series focused on school safety for distance learning.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Mental Health
Webinars

Restorative Virtual Circles

Restorative Circles are a great way to build positive school environments and maintain strong, open relationships in the classroom.
TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
Videos

Connecting the Dots: Ideas, Plans, and Budgets for Grant Writing

This webinar will help new and experienced grant writers connect the dots between a winning proposal and their program's big picture goals.
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TOPICS Capacity Building, Mental Health
Webinars

Essential Elements of School Threat Assessment

This webinar reviews the essential features of school threat assessment, how and when it should occur, how it differs from other forms of threat assessment, and who is involved in a multidisciplinary team.
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TOPICS Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Mental Health, Threat Assessment
Webinars

Trauma-Informed Practices Across School Settings

This webinar addresses how to implement and adapt trauma-informed practices across school settings.
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TOPICS Mental Health, School Climate
Webinars

Getting Buy-In for Anonymous Reporting Systems

This webinar will guide participants on benefits and steps of adopting an ARS at their school
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TOPICS Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, Threat Assessment
Webinars