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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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Teacher Support: Restart, Renew | Free Webinar November 10th at 3 ETTeacher 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.
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Talking to School Staff and Leaders about PBIS: Describing PBIS in a Simple and Logical Manner

Presenters: Terrance Scott and W. Carl Sumi. Sometimes it’s difficult to succinctly describe what it means to be a PBIS school. This presentation provided a big picture context for PBIS, breaking it down to its simplest essential features. Issues of equity and dignity were also addressed.
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Effectiveness of Tools for Getting Along: Teaching Elementary School Students to Problem Solve

Presenters: W. Carl Sumi and Jennifer Nakamura. This presentation described results from an effectiveness study of the Tools for Getting Along (TFGA) social problem-solving program. The findings from this effectiveness study indicate that the TFGA program has robust positive impacts across student demographics, geographic locales, and socio-economic levels. TFGA is ...
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Selecting the Right Interventions to Support Students’ Mental Health NeedsSelecting 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 ...
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Common Trauma Symptoms in Students and Helpful Strategies for EducatorsCommon 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, ...
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Virtual Summit Resources: How to Support Students and Educators Dealing with TraumaVirtual 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 ...
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Identifying and supporting students who have experienced trauma: Strategies for educatorsIdentifying 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 ...
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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?
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What a long, strange trip it’s beenWhat a long, strange trip it’s been

Going back to the classroom this year will be tough. That’s why we’re focusing on bringing you resources to help with recovery from all sorts of trauma.
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