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Reviews each state’ s early childhood regulations and any other policies associated with these regulations.
Provides a list of websites containing information on specific evidence-based practices to prevent and/or treat mental and substance use disorders. The guide is organized by area including substance abuse prevention, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, and prevention of mental health disorders. 
Provides organizations, agencies, groups, and individuals a space to work together to communicate what is important to them, to learn together, to do work together, and to collaborate in addressing complex educational problems. 
Reviews best practices for engaging families and communities in students’ learning and academic, social, and emotional development. 
Aids in planning policy initiatives by posing important considerations and questions designed to help make key decisions, design effective strategies, and identify next steps in a comprehensive action plan to promote new or revised internal policies.
Includes comprehensive, intensive, community-based programs to promote building resiliency and protective factors in youth, families, and communities. CYFAR also promotes the use of technology to improve programs, provide efficient access to educational resources, and provide essential technological skills for youth and adults in at-risk environments.
Identifies the goals and conditions necessary to chart a path toward effective family engagement efforts that are linked to student achievement and school improvement. It was devised using the research on effective family engagement and home–school partnership strategies and practices, adult learning and motivation, and leadership development.
Designed to solicit guidance from families and youth and to portray the critical issues in children’s mental health policy and service delivery from the perspective of stakeholders in the family and youth movement. 
Includes an informational brief from National Center for School Mental Health, which offers background and considerations for changing practice and policy to better integrate school mental health with Systems of Care approaches.
Highlights important findings about the prevalence of children experiencing risk factors in the United States. These findings were produced with the Young Child Risk Calculator, a tool of the National Center for Children in Poverty.
Developed through the Education and Capacity Building Program detailed on the NNIRR website, this platform serves as a  space to share immigrant/refugee experiences, understand those of others, share strategies, and develop collective visions for a better world.
Highlights the definition of family-driven care," and provides guiding principles of family-driven care.
Includes statements from several national organizations representing school leadership and student support services provides a framework supported by educators for improving school safety and increasing access to mental health supports for children and youth.
Houses more than 330 substance abuse and mental health intervention resources. Developed to help the public learn more about evidence-based interventions that are available for implementation.  
Houses a plethora of resources such as assessment tools, an organizational matrix sample, 10 Critical Factors which can be utilized for advancing school mental health. Developed as part of a CDC-funded project completed in collaboration with the National Assembly on School Based Health Care.
Reviews the definition of 'Youth-Guided,' that was developed by Youth M.O.V.E. National, in conjunction with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Aids in preventing mental, emotional and behavioral disorder among young people, this policy brief is one in a series of three with highlights from the Institute of Medicine report. 
Provides information on levels of evidence for interventions for children’s mental health disorders, as well as references. 
Aids to encourage and support building systems of community schools by distilling key lessons and recommending actions based on successful practice. Houses a plethora of reports and guides, as well as tool kits which can be used to plan, implement, and sustain community schools strategies. 
Examines six factors related to the ability of a comprehensive community initiative to generate community-level outcomes and sustain them over time.  The six factors include: having a single broker or entity that holds the vision of the change effort; clearly defined roles; alignment among interventions, resources, and geography; meaningful community engagement; competent leadership and staff; and strategic, cross-level relationships.

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