Portrays the challenges for youth in foster care to “be seen” at school and highlights how educators can support their academic achievement. It features video clips of youth narrating their stories.
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Provides information to teach youth about “strategic sharing”, highlighting the importance of sharing only what is appropriate and comfortable for the youth/consumer. This includes considering the purpose of sharing, audience, and protecting oneself and others who are a part of the youth's story.
Offers a three-tiered approach to implementing effective programs for homeless students for administrators at the state, district and individual school levels about two critical components: 1) a comprehensive needs assessment, and 2) effective program evaluation.
Gives practical suggestions to school leaders or creating an inclusive school climate, and for preventing and addressing common school problems and challenges.
Highlights practices focused on improving educational continuity and school stability for children and youth in care. The report describes the strategies, practices, and tools showing the greatest potential for effecting systems improvement, along with key insights and lessons learned.
Houses more than 330 substance abuse and mental health intervention resources. Developed to help the public learn more about evidence-based interventions that are available for implementation.
Provides support to Local Health Departments' planning and preparedness activities by providing a filter, or guide, for the extensive array of existing resources, templates, PowerPoint presentations, memorandums of understanding and case studies in North Carolina. Resources in this online tool can be adapted for use by any state.
Houses a plethora of articles, publications, podcasts and other tools on topics like Cultural Competence, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning Youth, Permanent Connections, Positive Youth Development, Relationship Violence and Sexual Exploitation, Runaway and Homeless Youth, and Well-Being.
Aids to encourage and support building systems of community schools by distilling key lessons and recommending actions based on successful practice. Houses a plethora of reports and guides, as well as tool kits which can be used to plan, implement, and sustain community schools strategies.
Houses a plethora of resources such as assessment tools, an organizational matrix sample, 10 Critical Factors which can be utilized for advancing school mental health. Developed as part of a CDC-funded project completed in collaboration with the National Assembly on School Based Health Care.