Designed to help stakeholders better understand the policy environment surrounding current school discipline practices in our country. This compendium provides information on school discipline laws and administrative regulations for the United States, including the 50 States, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.
When searching for solutions to help students experiencing mental health crises, the Cherry Creek School District in Colorado decided to build their own daytime behavioral health facility with three levels of care.
Hundreds of teachers and students gathered at the Colorado State Capitol to express their concerns about gun safety, to focus on mental health, and to call for state legislators to prioritize gun violence prevention bills.
Describes the Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Training Initiative, which provides training to adults who work with youth on how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightfoot is leading efforts to push the Illinois State Board of Education to create a children's adversity index to measure the exposure to trauma being experienced by students, which will help inform local decision-making and enable stakeholders to engage with local and state leaders around resource allocations and programming.
After student violence prompted administrators to close Alton High School for two days, the district is increasing security measures by adding metal detectors and more staff in hallways between classes. Teachers are also looking for ways to help students cope with trauma and resolve conflict by identifying mental health issues and providing resources.
Rhode Island has received $3.9 million in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to increase access to evidence-based, culturally responsive and sustaining trauma support services and mental health care in schools.