Mental Health

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The emotional and psychological well-being of individuals promotes healthy development, functioning and increases the capacity of individuals to live productive lives while striving towards reaching their full potential. 

A major aspect of the school environment includes promoting the mental health of all students, and the provision of programs and services to address those needs.   

 

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Presents a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help communities and States sharpen their focus on prevention activities with the greatest potential to prevent suicide. These strategies include: strengthening economic supports; strengthening access and delivery of suicide care; creating protective environments; promoting connectedness; teaching coping and problem-solving skills; identifying and supporting people at risk; and lessening harms and preventing future risk. 

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Presents data on crime at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, principals, and the general population from an array of sources. Spotlights this year include a look at mental health services in public schools and school neighborhood problems.

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Promotes physical wellness through infrastructure improvements, enforcement, tools, safety education, and incentives to encourage walking and bicycling to school. Includes an SRTS Guide along with simple strategies, such as the walking school bus, that schools can use to support bicycling and walking.

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Offers best practices for school employee wellness programs in an effort to improve both employees' and students' well-being - including ideas for programs that can be implemented with limited resources.

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Provides telehealth guidance for school psychologists, including benefits and concerns, certification and licensure, legal and ethical implications, and recommendations. Resources are provided in PDF form from the National Association of School Psychologists.

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Includes telepsychology tips and resources from the American Psychological Association.

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Includes guidelines for providing telepsychology that are informed by relevant American Psychological Association (APA) Standards and Guidelines.

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Offers a series of webinars that introduce the learner to the ins and outs of tele-psychology provided by the American Psychological Association.

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Includes a uniform set of technology standards for professional social workers to use as a guide in their practice.

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Focuses on changing norms, environments, and behaviors in ways that can prevent ACEs from happening in the first place as well as to lessen their harms when they do occur.

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Shares what the Federal Commission on School Safety found in research and recommends to advance safety in schools via prevention, protection and mitigation, and response and recovery. It touches on promoting mental health, addressing related discipline issues, and violence in schools.

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