Resources for Educators
As the front-line mentors of students on a daily basis, and as the shapers of the environment where one-fifth of the U.S. population is found on a given school day, educators play a critical role in enhancing the mental health of students and thereby enhancing their academic success. Educators can play important roles through optimizing classroom management strategies, identifying students with mental health issues and making appropriate referrals, collaborating with clinicians, playing active roles in school-wide initiatives to enhance the school climate, accessing tailored resources for youth with mental health issues, and so much more.
The resources below are by no means exhaustive, but we have attempted to provide some of the highest-quality materials available for public dissemination. Many of these resources are based on research demonstrating their effectiveness, and many of the resources reflect lessons learned from local, state, and national inititiatives related to school mental health.
Child Welfare / Social Services
Clinical Disorders and Other Psychological Issues
Culturally Sensitive Care
Family Engagement and Collaboration
Fostering Healthy Transitions
Mental Health Awareness and Identification
New School Year Strategies
Tobacco/Substance Use and Abuse
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