Comprehensive School Mental Health

Child Psycholgist

Comprehensive school mental health systems provide an array of supports and services that promote positive school climate, social and emotional learning, and mental health and well-being, while reducing the prevalence and severity of mental illness
(Advancing Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems, 2019).

According to the National Association of School Psychologists, comprehensive school mental and behavioral health services support the mission and purpose of schools: learning. All services provided in schools should be appropriate to the learning environment; those that are not risk being ineffective or even counterproductive (NASP, 2021). View our curated resource gallery below to learn more about school-based mental health services and systems of care.

School Mental Health Collaborative (SMHC)
School Mental Health Collaborative (SMHC)

The purpose of the School Mental Health Collaborative (SMHC) is to conduct research that informs policy and practice related to the promotion of social-emotional and behavioral success of all students. SMHC scholars generate tools, resources, and guidance that help educators and parents promote the mental health of children and adolescents. Learn more.

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Assessing Social Influencers of Health and Education
Assessing Social Influencers of Health and Education

Learn more about the social influencers of health and education (SIHE) measures. This data can be used to better understand the social and environmental factors that affect the development and well-being of youth and families. According to the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS), measuring the SIHE is the first step to understanding the role SIHE play in student well-being. This knowledge can then be used to develop targeted strategies and actions for improving outcomes.

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NEA School Crisis Guide
NEA School Crisis Guide

NEA’s School Crisis Guide helps schools prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from tragedies like school shootings. It presents resources, tools, recommendations, and evidence-based practices for incorporating best practices in school mental health into school crisis plans.

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School Mental Health Collaborative (SMHC)
School Mental Health Collaborative (SMHC)

The purpose of the School Mental Health Collaborative (SMHC) is to conduct research that informs policy and practice related to the promotion of social-emotional and behavioral success of all students. SMHC scholars generate tools, resources, and guidance that help educators and parents promote the mental health of children and adolescents. Learn more.

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MORE RESOURCES

School Mental Health Resources from the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network