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Mental health encompasses the many aspects of emotional and behavioral health that educators encounter in schools.

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Student access to mental health information on California college campuses Student access to mental health information on California college campusesTwo surveys of California public college students provide insight into the preliminary impact of the California Mental Health Services Authority’s activities on college students’ receipt of information about mental health issues and support services. The research described in this report was funded by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) and ... Continue reading →

5 things educators can do virtually to support students experiencing trauma 5 things educators can do virtually to support students experiencing traumaIn the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, we adapted strategies from the “Common trauma symptoms in students and helpful strategies for educators” handout to help educators address student’s social-emotional and mental health needs associated with trauma in virtual settings. Continue reading →

Educating and speaking with children about racism Educating and speaking with children about racismOur Student Behavior Blog team at SRI Education is deeply heartbroken and outraged by the racism, brutality, and hatred that plague Black children, families, and individuals, not only with regard to recent events, but with recognition that these are pervasive issues they face in every moment of their lives. Consistent ... Continue reading →

Maintaining wellness in crisis Maintaining wellness in crisisHelping 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” ... Continue reading →

Maintaining wellness in crisis: Boosting children’s emotional health Maintaining wellness in crisis: Boosting children’s emotional healthMeasures taken to address the spread of COVID-19, from precautionary social distancing to shelter-in-place orders, have dramatically impacted children and their families. In addition to navigating their own stress during a period of uncertainty and change, parents are faced with addressing the questions and concerns of their children, many of ... Continue reading →

How to incorporate social-emotional learning into instruction How to incorporate social-emotional learning into instructionThree-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. Continue reading →

Strategies for bringing an equity lens to SEL Strategies for bringing an equity lens to SELSocial-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 ... Continue reading →

How can we keep students safe at school? How can we keep students safe at school?Acts of violence at school place pressure on educators and school leaders to better ensure the safety of their students. A comprehensive approach addresses school climate, student mental health programs, strategies to prevent violence, and physical security mechanisms. Our research has identified several promising practices to help keep students emotionally ... Continue reading →

5 T’s for Mental Health Education in Schools infographic We’ve identified 5 “T” strategies for states, districts, and schools to consider as their educators join the movement to promote and support student mental health: talking, training, teaching, tools, and taking care. Content excerpted from our blog post, How can we incorporate mental health education into schools? Consider the 5 T’s. Continue reading →

How can we incorporate mental health education into schools? Consider the 5 T’s. How can we incorporate mental health education into schools? Consider the 5 T’s.Mental health is a critical part of students’ overall health and well-being. Students today face a range of demands that can impact their mental health. From meeting high academic expectations to navigating the world of social media to maintaining relationships with their peers, students often have busy schedules that result in ... Continue reading →