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2024 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention

The 2024 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention is a bold new 10-year, comprehensive, whole-of-society approach to suicide prevention that provides concrete recommendations for addressing gaps in the suicide prevention field ...
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Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being in Schools: An Action Guide for School and District Leaders

Schools are prioritizing students’ mental health, and there are many tools and resources to choose from. CDC created this action guide as a place to start. It can help school and district leaders build on what they are already doing to promote students’ mental health and find new strategies to ...
2024 School Mental Health Quality Guides

2024 School Mental Health Quality Guides

These 2024 editions contain major updates and an and easy-to-follow format complete with action steps, best practices, examples from the field, and more ...
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Guiding Principles and Best Practices in School Discipline to Support Students’ Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Academic Needs

In March of 2023, the U.S. Department of Education released Guiding Principles for Creating Safe, Inclusive, Supportive, and Fair School Climates for students and school staff, featuring specific recommendations for evidence-based practices that allow students to learn, grow, and be successful ...
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Spanish language support for the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Providing Spanish language support for the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is an important step. At SRI we're committed to promoting suicide prevention in our schools and communities ...
Can text messages improve your parenting?

Can text messages improve your parenting?

Grab some ice cream with SRI Education researcher Claire Christensen and her bestie Alexandra Chapman as they talk about a new SRI Education study: Can #texting improve your parenting? ...
Social Media and Youth Mental Health: The U.S. Surgeon General's Advisory

Social Media and Youth Mental Health: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory

The Office of the U.S. Surgeon General released a general advisory report in May 2023 on public health concerns related to youth’s use of social media. This report on Social Media and Youth Mental Health includes research on the positive and negative impacts of social media use on youth health ...
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TeacherWise Well-Being Notebook from WISE Georgetown

The Center for Wellbeing in School Environments (WISE) works with Washington DC school communities to reduce mental health and educational disparities ...
Handle With Care Virtual Learning Academy

Handle With Care Virtual Learning Academy

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

My Life is Worth Living

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 ...
How to Prevent Suicide in School Communities

How to Prevent Suicide in School Communities

As we emerge from the collective trauma of the pandemic and work to serve youth in the context of a decade long pattern of increasing in suicide risk, it is crucial that everyone who spends time in schools (including parents) is aware of What to DO and What NOT to ...
Using Multi-tiered Systems of Support to Address Students’ Mental Health: An Evidence-Based Approach

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

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

Partner Blog Post: College and Career Pathways Measuring School Climate

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

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

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

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

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 ...
What to Say When Tragedy Strikes (Consejos para Abordar Problemas Sociales Actuales)

What to Say When Tragedy Strikes (Consejos para Abordar Problemas Sociales Actuales)

(Available in Spanish and English.) Our team at SRI Education is deeply saddened and concerned about the wars, violence, and climate destruction sweeping the world. Adults and children may be grappling with feelings of fear, worry, anxiety, anger, and confusion in response to what they are seeing and hearing in ...
Supporting Transgender Staff and Students

Supporting Transgender Staff and Students

The National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) compiled the following list of websites and free resources to help support transgender youth and adults ...
Teacher Support: Restart, Renew | Free Webinar November 10th at 3 ET

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

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

Selecting the Right Interventions to Support Students’ Mental Health Needs

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 ...
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Menu of Trauma-Informed Programs for Schools

Many educators are seeking guidance to support students who have experienced trauma, particularly related to the opioid crisis. This resource was co-developed by the REL AP team and the Cross-State Collaborative to Support Schools in the Opioid Crisis (CCSSOC) and provides a list of interventions developed to address this specific ...
Common Trauma Symptoms in Students  and Helpful Strategies for Educators

Common Trauma Symptoms in Students and Helpful Strategies for Educators

Trauma can have a detrimental impact on students’ functioning in the school setting.1 Educators need tools to identify and support students who may have experienced or are currently experiencing traumatic stress. The front of this handout lists common trauma symptoms grouped into the following categories: physical, cognitive, social and emotional, ...
Virtual Summit Resources: How to Support Students and Educators Dealing with Trauma

Virtual Summit Resources: How to Support Students and Educators Dealing with Trauma

In August 2021, the Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia (REL AP) at SRI Education and the Cross-State Collaborative to Support Schools in the Opioid Crisis hosted a 2-day Virtual Summit: How to Support Students and Educators Dealing with Trauma. This summit was for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers who support preK-12 educators ...
Identifying and supporting students who have experienced trauma: Strategies for educators

Identifying and supporting students who have experienced trauma: Strategies for educators

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a stressful and even traumatic time for many students. Educators need to be equipped with tools to identify and support students who have experienced trauma. This video provides an overview of common trauma symptoms that students may exhibit and identifies preventative strategies to support all ...
Conference Session: Cross-State Partnership on Using Data and Evidence to Facilitate Action  

Conference Session: Cross-State Partnership on Using Data and Evidence to Facilitate Action  

Thursday, October 14 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET : Is your school, district, or organization looking to improve support for students experiencing trauma, increase use of data-driven decisionmaking for program improvement, and integrate continuous improvement into your culture? ...
NCSMH Newsletter

NCSMH Newsletter

This is not "one more newsletter." The National Center for School Mental Health listserv newsletters  include timely information on upcoming conferences, events, and webinars, grants and research opportunities, news reports and resources, policy updates, and issues in the popular media related to school mental health. The newsletter comes out every other ...
Classroom Well-being Information and Strategies for Educators (WISE)

Classroom Well-being Information and Strategies for Educators (WISE)

The Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network, in partnership with the National Center for School Mental Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has developed a FREE self-guided online course, video library + resource collection, and a website focused on educator mental health literacy. The 3-part training ...
Webinar: Supporting Students Impacted by Racial Stress and Trauma

Webinar: Supporting Students Impacted by Racial Stress and Trauma

Join our friends at the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) on Wednesday, June 2nd for a free webinar on supporting students impacted by racial stress and trauma. Don't miss this timely and important information! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hOboJ3L4Q2qm5X5NUYBl_A ...
16 resources on talking to students about police killings and racism

16 resources on talking to students about police killings and racism

To help educators think about how to discuss these cases and other race-related violence and how to support Black students and other students of color who may be distraught by what they read and see in the media, Education Week has compiled some resources from its archives and elsewhere. They ...
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Toolkit for talking about racism and police violence with students

What strategies can educators use to facilitate safe and meaningful discussions on race, racial (in)justice and racism? This toolkit from Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance) offers specific strategies, as well as tips for managing student responses, in order to create a safe environment for difficult conversations. https://www.learningforjustice.org/magazine/spring-2015/toolkit-for-talking-about-racism-and-police-violence-with-students ...
Discussing the Derek Chauvin trial in class: How teachers are doing it and why

Discussing the Derek Chauvin trial in class: How teachers are doing it and why

This recent article from EdWeek describes efforts by teachers of color to address police violence against citizens of color, as well as the pushback received. The teachers interviewed shared their own experiences, concerns for students of color, and desire to help white students participate in systemic change. https://www.edweek.org/leadership/discussing-the-derek-chauvin-trial-in-class-how-teachers-are-doing-it-and-why/2021/04? ...
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What white colleagues need to understand

This article from Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance) addresses the burden placed on teachers of color to support students and lead anti-racist efforts. It also offers suggestions for white educators, stories of white educators who are doing the work, and helpful tips (that white teachers and allies may want ...
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Addressing the trauma of racism

This post from the National Center for Safe Supportive Schools introduces the Center for Childhood Resilience (CCR). CCR is partnering with Alliance for Prevention and Inclusion and the National Center for School Mental Health to establish the National Center for Safe Supportive Schools (NCS3). The NCS3 aims to integrate best ...
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How can you promote student engagement in remote and hybrid learning environments?

A new infographic from REL Mid-Atlantic and the New Jersey Department of Education can help educators promote and maintain student engagement in remote and hybrid learning environments. The infographic reviews critical factors related to instructional delivery, staffing and professional development, extracurricular activities, technology access and use, family engagement, and social ...
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Preschool during the pandemic

This video series from the Early Childhood Technical Assistant Center (ECTA Center) shares the experiences of practitioners and families from across the country, illustrating how the fields of early education and early childhood special education are successfully supporting preschoolers and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://ectacenter.org/topics/disaster/preschoolpandemic.asp ...
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Facing the Divide

The American Psychological Association's Facing the Divide video series brings psychological science to the conversation regarding the connections among race, racism and health. As experts on human behavior, psychologists have a unique perspective that can inform critical analysis of race relations. The site offers a variety of videos, discussion guides, ...
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