This guide provides practical information and advice for developing and implementing effective evidence-based services in the school setting. This resource describes the principal models and approaches identified in the literature and suggest how science, policy, and practice can be integrated to achieve effective school-based mental health service systems.
The UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools is one of the two national training and technical assistance centers focused on mental health in schools. The Center gives special attention to creating and promoting polices and strategies that enhance collaboration between school and community programs.
The Center for School Mental Health Assistance provides leadership and technical assistance, forum for training, and the promotion of coordinated systems of care that provide a full continuum of services to enhance mental health, development, and learning in youth.
The center is dedicated to ongoing applied research and training of educators and mental health professionals to promote the development and implementation of programs that enhance healthy psychological development of school-age students and reduce mental health barriers to learning.
This site offers school mental health resources for clinicians, educators, administrators, parents/caregivers, families, and students.
Mental Health: Culture, Race and Ethnicity – A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
This report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services discusses the disparities in mental health services faced by culturally diverse groups, and contains guidelines for professional practice.
This website provides a number of resources for improving and expanding mental health services in the school through interdisciplinary and collaborative efforts.
Provides resources to guide in-service sessions
President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
This tool kit focuses on school‐based mental health services and lists resources for treating and preventing mental health concerns that are often barriers to learning.