SAMHSA announces the release of a new report, Helping Children and Youth Who Have Traumatic Experiences, which shows that nearly half of the nation’s children have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. This framework enhances care coordination across multiple systems that work with children's services.
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A memorandum of understanding (MOU) is a critical document in establishing coordinated efforts in a school-justice partnership among schools, courts, and other relevant agencies.
This resource is intended to support local collaborative efforts to reduce the number of school-based arrests and referrals to juvenile court.
The SBDI Toolkit provides a step-by-step guide for implementing prevention strategies and action steps that schools can implement to effectively prevent and manage emotional-behavioral crises among students.
Parents and school personnel can help children feel safe by establishing a sense of normalcy and security and talking with them about their fears after acts of violence, particularly in schools.
Lessons learned from school emergencies highlight the importance of preparing school officials and first responders to implement emergency operations plans.
An online resource toolkit for schools facing a suicide death by a student or other community member and offers materials such as research, templates, and links to additional information and resources.
School bus drivers play an instrumental role in both promoting student mental health and reducing violence and bullying among students. To support bus drivers in these roles, leaders from Middletown, Connecticut instituted two programs: The Peaceful School Bus program aimed to decrease disruptive behavior and bullying on school buses, and Kognito aimed to help bus drivers identify and refer students experiencing mental health challenges.
The Boys Town Specialized Classroom model was implemented to reduce disruptive behaviors, discipline referrals, and absenteeism among students with emotional and behavioral problems in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The model is implemented by classroom teachers and has strong evidence of reducing office referrals and disruptive behaviors, and increasing academic engagement, instruction time, and on-task behaviors among students.
To increase the number of students receiving mental health services, Connecticut schools have engaged community mental health providers in delivering school-based care. The engagement and support of community mental health providers has led to an increase in students receiving school-based mental health services in all three participating SS/HS districts and in the state.