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Children’s Mental Health FAQs

The Texas Institute for Mental Health in the University of Texas at Austin launched an interactive, online set of resources to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month. Their Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) feature addresses a variety of mental health needs, including where to find children's mental health resources related to the ...
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Maintaining Wellness in Crisis

Maintaining Wellness in Crisis

Helping kids stay busy, stimulated, and positive while creating an environment that allows them to feel safe and protected can be challenging. A team of child trauma experts at Child Trends have listed several recommendations for supporting the emotional well-being of children during high stress periods. They highlight “3 R’s” ...
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COVID-19 Resources from the U.S. Department of Education

COVID-19 Resources from the U.S. Department of Education

A new suite of resources from the U.S. Department of Education includes considerations for school closures, provision of special education services, impacts on assessments/accountability, flexibilityon meal provision, and more: https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus To see more of our COVID-19 Resources, click the "COVID-19" button below ...
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Ways that schools can support students dealing with trauma

In a new blog post for The DC Policy Center, our researcher Yunsoo Park describes the impacts of community violence on students in Washington, DC and offers strategies for schools, plus links to helpful resources. Read When students don’t feel safe in the neighborhood: How can schools help? ...
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Local trauma-informed care resources empower communities

Dr. Michelle Woodbridge (who has been studying prevention and intervention programs related to school-based mental health for more than 25 years) discusses the benefits of collecting and sharing information about local community resources with participants in research studies. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Helpful  resources on cognitive behavior ...
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What can parents do to prevent and address school bullying?

Dr. Carl Sumi is an expert in student behavioral research and interventions. This is Dr. Sumi's advice for parents who suspect their child may be experiencing bullying in school. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Helpful  resources on cognitive behavior interventions can be found on the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention ...
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Clinicians’ perspectives on implementing evidence-based practices

Dr. Michelle Woodbridge (who has been studying prevention and intervention programs related to school-based mental health for more than 25 years) describes school-based clinicians' perspectives on how using research-supported trauma-informed intervention programs in schools created meaningful, sustainable changes in practice. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Helpful resources on ...
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How schools can get started with Positive Behavior Supports

Dr. Carl Sumi, an expert in student behavioral research and interventions discusses positive behavior interventions and supports. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Additional resources on cognitive behavior interventions can be found on the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools  (CBITS) program website. Resources for trauma-informed schools can ...
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Researcher-practitioner partnerships in implementing & evaluating evidence-based programs in schools

Implementing and evaluating evidence-based programs (EBPs) in schools requires strong researcher-practitioner partnerships. Here's what Dr. Michelle Woodbridge (who has been studying prevention and intervention programs related to school-based mental health for more than 25 years) says about the role of communication in implementing EBPs in schools. This video was produced by ...
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Benefits of working at a nonprofit research institute vs. academic university

What is it like to work for a nonprofit research center? See what Dr. Carl Sumi, Senior Principal Education Researcher at SRI International, says about working at a nonprofit research institute. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Helpful resources on cognitive behavior interventions can be found on the Cognitive ...
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How to determine the quality of evidence-based programs (EBP) for schools

In this video, Dr. Michelle Woodbridge (who has been studying prevention and intervention programs related to school-based mental health for more than 25 years) discusses how to evaluate the fit of EBPs for schools. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Additional resources on cognitive behavior interventions can be ...
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Using data to make better decisions in positive behavioral support programs

In this video, Dr. Carl Sumi, an expert in student behavioral research and interventions, discusses the importance of using data to make decisions in PBIS schools. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Helpful  resources on cognitive behavior interventions can be found on the Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma ...
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Why should schools adopt evidence-based Interventions?

In this video, Dr. Michelle Woodbridge (who has been studying prevention and intervention programs related to school-based mental health for more than 25 years) discusses why schools should adopt evidence-based programs. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Additional resources on cognitive behavior interventions can be found on the ...
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How quality training maximizes investments and creates sustainable evidence-based practices

 In this video, Dr. Michelle Woodbridge (who has been studying prevention and intervention programs related to school-based mental health for more than 25 years) discusses how expanding training programs for educators, such as through Train-the-Trainer models, can maximize schools’ investments in evidence based programs.  This video was produced by the ...
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Why Positive Behavior Supports is a good fit for Trauma Informed Schools

In this video, Dr. Carl Sumi, an expert in student behavioral research and interventions, discusses the intersection between PBS and trauma informed schools. School-wide Positive Behavior Supports is a framework for operating schools and changing social culture and supporting all students. This video was produced by the 3C Institute. Additional ...
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5 “T” Strategies for Promoting Student Mental Health

Three and a half minute animated video describing ways that teachers can incorporate mental health practices into everyday classroom activities. Adapted from our How can we incorporate mental health education into schools? Consider the 5 Ts blog ...
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How to incorporate social-emotional learning into instruction

Three-minute animated video with tips for classroom teachers. Content adapted from our blog post, How can we incorporate mental health education into schools? Consider the 5 T’s ...
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Classroom Strategies: Build Equity into SEL Efforts

Strategies for bringing an equity lens to SEL

Social-emotional learning (SEL) programs are more likely to be successful with all students when they are grounded in strategies that promote equity. Equity means ‘leveling the playing field’ and creating a culture where all students feel fully included, respected, represented, and valued. Here are a few strategies that start in ...
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Criteria for selecting a social-emotional program

Standalone SEL programs or curricula build students’ social-emotional skills separately from main instructional time. To implement standalone SEL programs, typically teachers or other qualified school staff members, such as counselors or school social workers, receive training in the curriculum and allot time during the school day to teach a series ...
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Strategies for incorporating SEL into instruction

One approach to teaching social-emotional skills in the classroom is to integrate SEL into everyday academic instruction. Rather than teach social-emotional skills independently of academic skills, many teachers and administrators are trying to implement SEL throughout the school day. Here are several useful strategies identified in these resources that teachers ...
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