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SSHS TopicsCapacity Building
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Substance Use Prevention
Youth Violence Prevention
LAUNCH TopicsBehavioral Health
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Social and Emotional Well-Being
Tips, Tools and Toolkits
Provides lessons learned from partners and related to their own experiences as participants, collaborators and leaders. Emphasizes relationships as a strategic investment and considers the ‘strategy of partnership’ that builds connections and fosters authentic engagement through leading by convening.
Describes the general process of Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation using candid, unfiltered stories to illustrate what consultants do within early care and education settings in collaboration with families, teachers, children and other partners every day.
Reports and Briefs
Highlights 15 federal elementary and secondary education programs that support universal prevention, and social and emotional learning initiatives. The guide also provides examples of schools, districts, and state education agencies that have successfully supported their prevention programs with federal education dollars.
Reports on the overall implementation of Strengthening Families and offers an analysis of successes, challenges and focus for next steps. The report highlights that sustaining and enhancing the work nationally will depend on continued evolution of the network among states, an effective platform for sharing tools and resources, attention to ensure that evolving practice continues to be grounded in research, and methods for sharing the evolving knowledge base about the approach.
Aids states, communities, tribes, territories, and organizations in efforts to assess their current financing structures/strategies; identify outcomes to achieve; consider a variety of financing strategies; and to prepare to develop a strategic financing plan.
Involves a collaborative effort from researchers and organizations to assist high-risk communities in implementing and evaluating a multifaceted, science-based approach for reducing youth violence.
Examines similarities in the poor academic experiences of children and youth in child welfare and juvenile justice, identifies common risk factors, reviews promising legal and policy reforms and evidence-informed practices, and focuses on ways to improve cross-system collaboration to improve educational outcomes for these children and youth.
Highlights three successful models (Pennsylvania, Washington, DC and Minnesota) for sustaining school mental health services. Includes financial policies and processes that support their work, strategies for billing Medicaid and other third-party payers, and supplementing these patient-care revenues with public and private grant dollars and in-kind contributions.
Presentations and Webinars
Identifies the key factors for maximizing school mental health sustainability and replicability, including community collaboration, maximizing funding streams, role clarification, identifying necessary ancillary services, expanding insurance benefit sets among other factors.
Provides information on how states and districts are integrating SEL into their state and district initiatives, and practical examples of what districts and states are currently doing, as well as access to tools that districts have used to help integrate SEL.
Provides three toolkits trainers can use to foster safe and supportive learning environments: (1) Creating Safe and Respectful Environments in Our Nation’s Classrooms assists teachers in preventing and intervening in bullying behavior in the classroom; (2) Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment on Our Nation’s School Buses assists school bus drivers in preventing and intervening in bullying behavior on school buses; (3) Get Smart, Get Help, Get Safe assists specialized instructional support staff in preventing and addressing teen dating violence.