Examines the educational experiences of vulnerable children and youth in Chicago, including children and youth who have been abused or neglected, who are placed in foster care, who are homeless, and who have been involved with the juvenile court system.
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Provides system of care communities with information on developing sustainable school mental health programs. The series focuses on strategies to consider in working with community mental health agencies, both public and private, and provides options for consideration in building school mental health programs that serve children and youth with serious mental
Examines six factors related to the ability of a comprehensive community initiative to generate community-level outcomes and sustain them over time. The six factors include: having a single broker or entity that holds the vision of the change effort; clearly defined roles; alignment among interventions, resources, and geography; meaningful community engagement; competent leadership and staff; and strategic, cross-level relationships.
Designed to solicit guidance from families and youth and to portray the critical issues in children’s mental health policy and service delivery from the perspective of stakeholders in the family and youth movement.
Reviews best practices for engaging families and communities in students’ learning and academic, social, and emotional development.
Includes a comprehensive report that presents the findings from a study on effective strategies for expanding the system of care approach that was undertaken as part of the national evaluation of the federal Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program.
Provides an updated version of the definition and the accompanying values and principles, clarifies the intended use of the updated framework and philosophy, outlines challenges for research and evaluation, and suggests areas needing greater emphasis as we continue to address children’s mental health in the future.
Guides community planners, agency directors, and school administrators. The goal of this paper is to empower communities to consider initiating a C-U partnership as a mechanism for advancing school mental health programming.
Aids in preventing mental, emotional and behavioral disorder among young people, this policy brief is one in a series of three with highlights from the Institute of Medicine report.
Includes statements from several national organizations representing school leadership and student support services provides a framework supported by educators for improving school safety and increasing access to mental health supports for children and youth.