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School-community partnerships

School-community partnerships refer to partnerships between schools and other community resources by integrating academics and community involvement to foster the learning and well-being of youth and their families.

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BEST in CLASS: What Coaches and Teachers Say About It. Part 2: Teacher PerspectivesBEST in CLASS: What Coaches and Teachers Say About It. Part 2: Teacher Perspectives

Practice-based coaching (PBC) promotes a strong collaborative partnership between teachers and coaches to facilitate the use of effective instructional practices. The PBC process includes skills instruction on BEST in CLASS practices, shared goals and action planning, implementation support, classroom observation, and reflection and feedback.
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Coaching Early Educators on Behavioral Interventions: Coach and Developer Perspectives

In this presentation, we share coach and program developer perspectives on barriers and facilitators of coaching educators to deliver behavioral interventions in early childhood settings.
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Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being in Schools: An Action Guide for School and District LeadersPromoting 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 ...
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2024 School Mental Health Quality Guides2024 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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BEST in CLASS: What Coaches and Teachers Say About It. Part 1: Coach PerspectivesBEST in CLASS: What Coaches and Teachers Say About It. Part 1: Coach Perspectives

BEST in CLASS (Behavioral, Emotional, and Social Training: Competent Learners Achieving School Success) is a tier 2 (targeted) evidence-based intervention for young children with persistent and intensive challenging behaviors.
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Replication Study of BEST in CLASS: Coaches’ perspectives on implementing an evidence-based practice in typical settings

BEST in CLASS is a tier 2 intervention to prevent and reduce challenging behaviors and promote appropriate behaviors in preschoolers. Through coaching, early childhood teachers are empowered to deliver evidence-based practices with children at risk for social-emotional and behavioral delays. In this presentation, we will share coaches’ perspectives about the ...
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How to Really Include Student Voice: Lessons from Youth-Led Focus GroupsHow to Really Include Student Voice: Lessons from Youth-Led Focus Groups

In fall 2022, the SRI research team worked with a student-led advisory group as part of our work with Santa Clara County Office of Education to assess the behavioral health needs of children and youth. This blog post, one in a series, provides the participating youth’s perspectives on conducting and ...
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Handle With Care: Expanding and evaluating trauma supports for studentsHandle With Care: Expanding and evaluating trauma supports for students

Now more than ever, many children and youth are exposed to potentially traumatic events, whether it be from community or school violence, natural disasters, or the sudden loss of a loved one.
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Guiding Principles and Best Practices in School Discipline to Support Students’ Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Academic NeedsGuiding 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 LifelineSpanish 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.
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