Provides a unifying framework for schools, families, and communities to understand, select, and organize their learning supports (i.e., strategies, programs, and practices used to create conditions to enhance learning).
Presents a video, created by the Elk Grove Unified School District, on the experience and successes of schools under Project GROW, an Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grant program. The program uses a multi-tiered approach to address behavioral issues and provide developmentally appropriate interventions to students so that they can develop the skills to succeed in the instructional environment.
After more than two years of helping students cope with the challenges and complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic, comes a new hurdle for educators and families: Supporting our young people through the biggest attack on a European state since World War Two.
Focusing on reintegration in the 2021-22 school year to ensure the success of students and staff upon return to full in-person instruction, the Pasadena United School District (PUSD), a Mental Health Service Professional grantee in California, developed an enhanced version of their curriculum that included visual arts, mental health, and academics.
Austin LeMay, the campus culture director at Tenaya Middle School in Fresno, California, ensures morale is high by connecting the school community and hosting Friday dance parties during the lunch period.
Pitt’s University Counseling Center partnered with Togetherall to provide students with free peer support for mental health. The online platform is anonymous and monitored by licensed mental health practitioners. Students can share their feelings and experiences with a community of more than 4.6 million users and connect either in groups or one-on-one chats.
The University of Iowa is turning its student union hotel into a mental health center. North Carolina’s state colleges are expanding mental health and crisis services with about $8 million from Gov. Ray Cooper. Florida State University created a new course to train faculty and staff to spot and help students battling trauma. Community colleges are stepping up, too.
April Belback, director of student success at the University of Pittsburgh, shares about her work launching the institution’s Student Success Hub and the importance of belonging in the student experience.
California schools saw “massive reductions” in all forms of school violence and weapons use over an 18-year period from 2001 through 2019. Alongside those declines came increases in students’ senses of “school belongingness” and safety, according to a longitudinal study published recently in the World Journal of Pediatrics.