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This brief highlights many notable and emerging successes of grantees in expanding and sustaining LAUNCH services through policy changes that advance child wellness goals at the state, territory, or tribal level.

Policy | System Change

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.

Policy

A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General raises public health concerns about e-cigarette use among U.S. youth and young adults.

Education | Partnership | Policy | Substance Use Prevention

Describes innovative strategies that the six Project LAUNCH grantees funded from 2010-2015 used to improve outcomes for children, families and communities.

Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Capacity Building/Workforce Development | Developmentally Appropriate | Disparities/Disproportionalities | Early Care and Education | Early Childhood | Evaluation | Evidence Based/Informed | Family Strengthening/Family Engagement | Home Visiting | Integration of Behavioral Health into Primary Care | Parent Skills Training | Partnership | Policy | Resource Leveraging | Screening and Assessment | Social and Emotional Well-Being | Substance Use Prevention | Sustainability | System Change

Provides national data showing how health care, family, and community factors are related to mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders in early childhood. Findings highlight specific factors that could be addressed through efforts at national, state and local levels.

Policy | Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Early Care and Education | Education | Social and Emotional Well-Being

Presents a summary of Federal legislation since 1974 that has had a significant impact on the child protection and child welfare fields. The report also provides an overview of each act and its major provisions.

Policy | System Change

Considers school policies that try to assist teachers in dealing with the variety of psychosocial and health problems that interfere with learning and performance. Cautions against fragmented supports for students and reviews the benefits of a "whole child" approach for improved outcomes.  

Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Policy | System Change

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. 

Policy

Includes an informational brief from National Center for School Mental Health, which offers background and considerations for changing practice and policy to better integrate school mental health with Systems of Care approaches.

Policy

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.

Policy