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Handle With Care Virtual Learning Academy

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This free online course provides educators with information on implementing trauma-sensitive strategies in the school setting. Courses focus on understanding trauma, creating a trauma-informed school environment, and much more.

My Life is Worth Living

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My Life is Worth Living™ is the first animated series that models the human connection shown to be protective against suicide. The series tells stories of characters who face some of the most difficult issues that young people deal with and shows their evolution in the key decision: that life is worth living.

Using Multi-tiered Systems of Support to Address Students’ Mental Health: An Evidence-Based Approach

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This REL Northeast & Islands webinar provides an overview of MTSS, a three-tiered framework of classroom-based and schoolwide interventions that many districts and schools use to meet the academic and/or social-emotional needs of students.

Partner Blog Post: College and Career Pathways Measuring School Climate

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The well-established connection between positive school climate and student success means that educators need to know how the climate at their school is faring. This information is particularly important now, after the prolonged disruptions in schooling from the COVID-19 pandemic. Getting and using feedback from students themselves about their school experiences is key to understanding school climate. But how do school and district leaders know which measures to use?

Partner Blog Post: How REL Appalachia at SRI is Working to Include Educators in Mental Health and Trauma Support for Schools

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In this Knowledge Alliance (KA) blog post, KA’s summer intern, Julianna Collado, met with Michelle Woodbridge and Nancy Perez from SRI International to discuss their work identifying and implementing better mental health support for educators. Please read the full blog post on the Knowledge Alliance’s site.

The Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative’s New Blog Series Highlights Key Take-Aways from Trauma-Sensitive School Leaders

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In the coming weeks, TLPI will share a series of blog posts highlighting key take-aways that we have heard from discussions with trauma-sensitive school leaders as they reflect on how utilizing the trauma lens guides them in their response to  the ongoing challenges.

Supporting Students with an SEL Intervention and a Secondary Level Trauma Intervention

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(APBS 2022) This presentation will describe the implementation of a primary prevention SEL program (Second Step) and a trauma‐informed intervention (Bounce Back) implemented in urban elementary schools. Outcomes from an RCT will be discussed.

We’re hiring! Are you passionate about working with educators to improve support for all children?

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Do you want to contribute to the evidence base on approaches for supporting school-based mental health services and supports for positive learning environments in PreK-16?

Teacher Support: Restart, Renew | Free Webinar November 10th at 3 ET

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This school mental health webinar series focuses on advancing high quality, sustainable school mental health from a multi-tiered system of support, trauma sensitive, and culturally responsive and equitable lens.

Selecting the Right Interventions to Support Students’ Mental Health Needs

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This handout covers questions to consider when choosing school-based interventions Assess current needs Examine current efforts and resources Select interventions that fit your needs & context https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/appalachia/events/materials/04-8-20-Handout1_selecting-right-interventions-to-support-students-mental-health-needs.pdf