Jumpstart Your Advocacy Efforts

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"Take-Charge Thursday"

Learn more about strategies that empower and engage all members of your school community to use their voice to advocate for policies in districts, schools, and programs that support inclusion and the implementation of effective social, emotional, and behavioral health practices

Take steps to advocate for student mental health.
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Looking for best practices on ways to advocate for and collaborate around school mental health supports?

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 Schools can take steps to create more opportunities to listen to students and families. And, everyone in the school community can take steps to advocate for their opinions to be included in the decision-making process.

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According to the U.S. Department of Education, "sharing innovative approaches and success stories with policymakers may influence more supportive policies and increase needed funding."

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HEART Tip

Working with others who have the same passion for cultivating heart centered communities in schools to address trauma can amplify your voice.

When you bring together diverse voices, all singing from the same songbook, you can create networks of support and plans to grow—regionally, nationally, and globally—healing-centered and trauma-informed school communities. With a deepened awareness of the traumatic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we should all be working to support healing, resilience, and recovery for all.