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School Resources

This page contains resources for educators and professionals serving children and youth in school and out-of-school settings.

Interventions for Disruptive Behavior Disorders Evidence-Based Practices Kit

This Interventions for Disruptive Behavior Disorders Evidence-Based Practices Kit was developed in conjunction with SAMHSA and provides tools to assist in developing mental health programs that help prevent or reduce severe aggressive behavioral, emotional, and development issues in children by enhancing the knowledge of parents, caregivers, and providers. It includes six booklets.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Ending the Silence
NAMI Ending the Silence is an engaging presentation that is free to schools and communities. This presentation helps audience members learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental health condition.

Mental Health America: Back to School Toolkit
The Back to School Toolkit provided by Mental Health America offers youth and parents resources and assistance on the effects trauma can have on the mind and how trauma can trigger mental health conditions. Toolkits are updated yearly.

Mental Health Integration Tool
When data indicates a need for a new initiative, the Mental Health Integration Tool can be used to determine the best fit. The tool can also guide teams to install systems features, like data decision systems, as well as training and coaching features that increase intervention fidelity and positive outcomes for children, youth, and families.  

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs and Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Technical Assistance Center on PBIS supports schools, districts, and states to build systems capacity for implementing a multi-tiered approach to social, emotional and behavior support. 

Ultimate Guide to Mental Health and Education Resources for Kids and Teens
To support the growing needs of children and teens, offers various resources on mental health and education related topics - from sexual identity to study skills – in the form of lists, articles, guides, videos, and more to support parents, teachers, professionals, and kids in social, academic, behavioral, and emotional development. 

Additional Downloadable Resources

Advancing Education Effectiveness: Interconnecting School Mental Health and School-Wide Positive Behavioral Support 

Crisis Intervention

Ready, Set, Go, Review:  Screening for Behavioral Health Risk in Schools (SAMHSA) (PDF)
This toolkit is designed to guide schools through the process of developing comprehensive screening procedures, as well as provide readily available resources to facilitate the implementation of effective behavioral health screening in schools.

The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide: What we Know and What it Means for Schools (CDC) (PDF)
The purpose of this document is to provide concrete, action-oriented information based on the latest science to help you improve your schools' understanding of and ability to prevent and respond to the problem of bullying and suicide-related behavior.

Resilience Strategies for Educators: Techniques for Self-Care and Peer Support (PDF)
Resource list of compassion fatigue and behavioral health websites.