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Michigan is one of the seven states awarded a Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) grant in 2013 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Family Strengthening/Family Engagement

This video highlights how the SS/HS Nevada team addressed the challenge of building a solid infrastructure through relationship building and the development of “The Collaboratory”.


This resource provides information on how Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards can be integrated in the school setting.

Cultural Linguistic Competency

Provides American Indian and Alaska Native federal grantee tribes and organizations with information that might be helpful for meeting grant award conditions on developing disparities impact statements.

Disparities/Disproportionalities | Vulnerable Populations

Describes how ESSA affords states’ increased autonomy to design and use accountability systems that measure student and school success not only through standardized academic measures, including test scores, but more holistically through non-academic measures.


February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Check out CDC's Dating Matters training to learn how to stop teen dating violence—before it happens.

Youth Violence Prevention

This SAMHSA factsheet provides information and resources related to the specific bullying prevention needs for AI/AN communities.

Vulnerable Populations | Youth Violence Prevention

Improving School Discipline, Climate, and Safety Data Collection and Use Brief offers information on how states, school districts, and schools have implemented and revised policies and practices to improve school discipline systems and create safer, more nurturing learning environments for studen...

Juvenile Justice/System Involved Youth | School Violence | System Change | Youth Violence Prevention

This video highlights an innovative application of the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards in an educational setting. It was developed by the Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) New Hampshire State grantee to show how they are embedding CLAS Standards in their sc...

Cultural Linguistic Competency | Disparities/Disproportionalities

Royce White, humanitarian and advocate for youth and young adults with mental health challenges motivates and inspires youth and adults to confront attitudes and beliefs about mental health.