Mental Health Promotion For All (Tier 1)
Mental health promotion services and supports (Tier 1) are mental health-related activities, including promotion of positive social, emotional, and behavioral skills and well-being, which are designed to meet the needs of all students regardless of whether or not they are at risk for mental health problems. These activities might also include efforts to support positive school climate and staff well-being. These activities can be implemented school-wide, at the grade level, and/or at the classroom level. Please include services provided by school-employed and community-employed, school-based professionals. Examples include school-wide mental health education lessons, school climate imporvement efforts, and classroom-based social emotional learning for all students regardless of whether or not they are at risk for mental health problems.
The School Mental Health Quality Guides is a series developed by the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) for The School Health Assessment and Performance Evaluation (SHAPE) System. The Quality Guides provide guidance to school mental health systems to advance the quality of their services and supports. The guides contain background information on each domain, best practices, possible action steps, examples from the field, and resource guidance.
All resources referenced in the Quality Guide, along with many others, can be found in the SHAPE system resource center.