Describes how Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) provides pathways for social and economic opportunities for its students. Although FAMU’s 40 percent rate of graduation exceeds the national average for African-American students, the university is working to increase its graduation rate with campus-wide student support policies, programs, and practices.
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).
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), as part of its Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration grant initiative, Collaborative Internship for All (CIA), is recruiting, training and coaching school counseling interns en route to placing them in high-needs school communities.
During individual supervision and interaction, staff of the Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) school social work department recognized that their interns felt great anxiety before professional interviews due to lack of prior experience.
Today, the library system is consistently working with patrons who experience issues such as homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse, food insecurity, education needs and parenting needs. While librarians do an amazing job in stepping up to assist, the assistance needed by these patrons often rises to the level of needing professional social services assistance.
Ever since the Parkland shooting, the state of Florida has placed much greater emphasis on mental health services in schools. The state wants every adult who deals with children to be able to help students who are distressed.