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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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NCSMH’s COVID-19 page NCSMH's COVID-19 pageThe National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) offers a collection of resources for schools dealing with COVID-19. There are specific planning resources for school administrators and staff, several wellness resources, technology tools to support mental health, and data collection resources for researchers assessing COVID-19-related behavioral health. http://www.schoolmentalhealth.org/COVID-19/ Continue reading →

Educator reflections on distance learning during COVID-19 Educator reflections on distance learning during COVID-19We spoke with two teachers at the beginning of school closures and again at the end of the school year to learn about their adjustment to distance learning. Continue reading →

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 →

Why we stay home Why we stay homeThe uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic has upended the daily lives of children across the globe, and parents and caregivers have struggled to explain the changes brought by COVID-19. Two medical students in California wanted to help bridge that gap inspired them to write a free children’s book called “Why ... 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 →

Positive Behavior Support at home This award-winning 5 minute video from the Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) offers a clear explanation of Positive Behavior Supports as well as ways that families can use them at home. Positive Behavior Support at Home from Association for PBS on Vimeo. Continue reading →

Food access for families with school-aged children during COVID-19 Food access for families with school-aged children during COVID-19On a typical day, schools provide low- or no-cost lunch to 29.7 million children. As the COVID -19 pandemic stretches on and the unemployment rate continues to skyrocket, many families are finding it increasingly challenging to provide meals for their children.  National food assistance programs, community food banks, and local school districts have ... Continue reading →

Using culturally responsive practices to foster learning during school closures: Challenges and opportunities for equity Using culturally responsive practices to foster learning during school closures: Challenges and opportunities for equityThis recent blog post by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) explores the potential of remote learning to increase the connection between schools and families, which could in turn help teachers employ innovative culturally responsive practices, addressing social and institutional barriers that contribute to disparities in students’ outcomes. https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/midatlantic/app/Blog/Post/1031 Continue reading →

Fun & games to improve mental health Fun & games to improve mental healthThe 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 Fun and Games features offers activities from different school districts, sortable by type of activity (brain games, up & active, creativity & art, ... Continue reading →