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Naitonal advocacy organization for a “fair and just multi-racial democracy”
-School-wide program with a specific emphasis on student behavior, character-building, and conflict resolution
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.
Provides information on the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI). This program focuses on the juvenile detention component of the juvenile justice system and strives to promote changes to specific policies, practices, and programs that are ineffective when working with juvenile offenders.
This WestEd project was created to support teachers to use cultural knowledge to increase the educational success of their students. This involved a group of professional researchers collaborating with a group of teacher-researchers beginning an action research project to bridge the cultures of school and home for students in a majority Latino community.
A technical assistance tool for developing a system of care.
The Center for Community School Partnerships at UC Davis contains links to research and resources from the Center for Community School Partnerships (CCSP), a California-based program. The CCSP promotes student success, well being, and equitable, just communities for all learners by creating pathways between communities and their schools.
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.
Offers professional development programs and workshops to support school climate improvement efforts (not really practitioner focused in that a teacher can say "Okay I can try these strategies!"
Combines the Good Behavior game, a group-based classroom management program used in early elementary classrooms, with an enhanced academic curriculium. Website rovides a description of the program and references to studies demonstrating its effectiveness.
Highlights Social and Emotional Learning programs (SEL) that have been found to improve students' social-emotional skills, attitudes about self and others, connection to school, positive social behavior, and academic performance; they also reduced students’ conduct problems and emotional distress.
This program at Yale University is a research-based, comprehensive K-12 education reform program grounded in the principles of child, adolescent, and adult development.
COPES, Inc. provides consultation, education and training services on youth and family strengthening programs that have demonstrated strong research results of increasing protective factors and personal and family behaviors. Ages 9-17.
Provides a description of Durham’s System of Care infrastructure as well as example forms used.
Provides a variety of resources with an emphasis on classroom management tips and establishing classroom rules
Helps families know what to expect from a system of care team as well as how to best advocate for their child
Information brief summarizing current research on the benefits and effective practices of family and community partnerships with schools.
Archive of quarterly newsletter that share family involvement research and resources from the Harvard Family Research Project and other field leaders.
Provides a variety of information regarding key elements of successful programs and “exemplary program” that have been shown to be successful in working with juvenile offenders.
Language of the Federal Gun Free Schools Act
This site offers school mental health resources for clinicians, educators, administrators, parents/caregivers, families, and students.
Choices is a non-profit organization that helps manage systems of care in Marion county and Northern Indiana. They also provide training and consulting for communities developing their own systems of care. Register for the Indiana System of Care Conference (May 5, 2011) here.
Summaries of the evidence and useful tips on using a variety of resources for addressing behavioral (and academic) problems.
Second APA online classroom management training module, focusing on a comprehensive set of strategies for classroom teachers to prevent and respond to more seriously disruptive classroom and school behavior.
Hernandez, M., Worthington, J., & Davis, C.S. (2005). Measuring
the fidelity of service panning and delivery to system of care principles:
The system of care practice review (SOCPR).
(Making children’s mental
health services successful series, 223-1). Tampa FL: University of South
Florida, The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute.

Spanish Version
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.
Publications on understanding the root cause and systemically addressing the disproportionate assignment of various subgroups in special education.
Provides resources and information on programs aimed at implementing alternatives to zero tolerance policies
This website provides a number of resources for improving and expanding mental health services in the school through interdisciplinary and collaborative efforts.
This John Hopkins University Center’s mission is to increase understanding of school, family, and community partnerships that help all children succeed in elementary through high school in rural, suburban, and urban areas. The Center does this though developing and disseminating research, programs, and policy analyses that produce new and useful knowledge and practices to help families, educators, and community members work together to improve schools, strengthen families, and enhance student learning and development.
This Clemson University center’s website contains links to resources, model programs, and webcasts related to family engagement.
Organization that “helps schools integrate crucial social and emotional learning with academic instruction”.
The Nurturing Parenting Programs are validated, family-centered programs designed to build nurturing skills as alternatives to abusive parenting and child rearing attitudes and practices. Ages 1-18.
The Metropolitan Center for Urban Education (Metro Center) is a comprehensive, university-based center that focuses on educational research, policy, and practice. They serve as a partner and resource at the local and national levels in strengthening and improving access, opportunity, and the quality of education in our schools. The Metro Center is powerfully focused on driving equity and access in urban, suburban, and rural school settings - especially when confronting issues of race, gender, and national origin.
Provides technical assistance, demonstrations, dissemination, and evaluation tools needed to implement PBIS.
Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an international early childhood parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten, usually age 5.
Violence-prevention curriculum that promotes social and emotional learning (SEL), character development, and bullying prevention.
Provides resources to guide in-service sessions
Provides technical assistance materials and publications on PBIS implementation tools used in Illinois K-12 schools.
OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports presents information on planning and sustainability of PBIS in K-12 setting, including recommendations how to recruit the buy-in and support of the local community.
Resources and information on how to involve families in positive behavior intervention and support programs in schools.
An online training module developed by the American Psychological Association on developing effective classroom management strategies for handling day-to-day classroom disruption in order to maximize classroom learning.
President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
An in-depth analysis/review of the importance in implementing evidence based programs for juvenile offenders. Topics include “What works and what doesn’t,” “Standards for measuring effectiveness,” and Implementing Best Practices.”
Partnerships for Learning: Profiles of Three-School – Community Partnership Efforts.
Provides practical guidance on implementing a number of research-based strategies for improving student behavior.
American Student Achievement Institute: Student-led conferences provide an opportunity for students to talk with significant adults about their educational progress. This site includes resources, an introductory presentation, and examples of how schools are utilizing student-led conferences.
Provides a variety of tools that can be used to assess school’s strengths and areas of concern including an inventory, questionnaire, worksheet, and survey.
The Safe & Civil School Series provides a variety of practical materials aimed at improving school safety and improving student behavior across all school settings.
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.
A web-based data storage system that allows school personnel to collect, manage, summarize, and analyze office discipline referral data
Schoolwide social emotional learning program with good research evidence on improving both social behavior and academic outcomes.
Serving everyone at the table: Strategies for enhancing the availability of culturally competent mental health services (Making children’s mental health services successful series).
Links to online publications about the systems of care approach
“A resource dedicated to enhancing the capacity of teachers to work effectively and equitably with English language learners (ELLs). This Web site provides access to information -- publications, educational materials, and the work of experts in the field -- that promotes high achievement for ELLs.”
Teaching Diverse Learners Initiative (TDSi) is dedicated to assisting educators in meeting the challenge of educational equity with a collection of research-based tools and resources designed to improve the teaching of racially and ethnically diverse students. It also allows educators to create online groups and discussion.
A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance provides a wealth of free resources and activities for educators. Anti-bias education is the main focus of this project. Let’s put teaching diverse learners with Teaching Tolerance.
Information, resources, and activities for increasing family engagement in schools.
The Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental health website provides technical assistance to system of care communities.
The Brain Power Program
A program to reduce aggression in elementary school children.
Equity Alliance at ASU represents a set of funded programs that promote equity, access, participation and outcomes for all students by supporting the capacity of state and local school systems to provide high-quality, effective opportunities to learn for all students, and to reduce disparities in academic achievement. This website has resources, FAQs, and directions on how to join the Equity Alliance listserv.
This research lab at Vanderbilt University is dedicated to investigating the collaborative relationships between families, schools, and children. The website contains links to sample reports to schools and other materials developed during their research efforts.
This program, recommended by APA Division 12 as a "well-established treatment for children with conduct problems," focuses on three major solutions: 1.Offer parenting programs, 2. Provide teachers training, and 3. Provide children with social and emotional training
Funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education, The Indiana Partnerships Center works to empower parents about their rights and responsibilities pertaining to their children’s education by providing parent-focused workshops, providing education-related information and resource materials, and helping schools develop parent engagement strategies.
INSOURCE is a parent organization providing support services and educational resources to the community of individuals and organizations that serve and support persons with disabilities. INSOURCE has worked to help countless families confront the complexities and challenges of having a loved one with special needs.
The Institute for Family Development (IFD) provides a range of innovative and cost-effective in-home services to children and families. Ages 0-18.
“The National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt), a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs, provides technical assistance and professional development to close the achievement gap between students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and their peers, and reduce inappropriate referrals to special education. The project targets improvements in culturally responsive practices, early intervention, literacy, and positive behavioral supports.”
Offers resources to help practitioners better understand the wraparound model and how to implement it with greater consistency and quality.
Model of family engagement aimed at ending the cycle of blame between families and school staff by building trust and respect, instilling cultural competency, and increasing personal and professional capacity for all involved.
Center dedicated to supporting school, family, and community connections to increase student success. Website includes free downloadable materials for educators about family engagement and other relevant topics.
Provides resources on the importance of utilizing data to improve school climate
The University of South Florida Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health provides more research on systems of care.
Online manual for implementing a variety of strategies for a continuum of inappropriate and disruptive classroom behavior.
Provides fidelity measures as well as other resources describing wraparound process
Describes Milwaukee County’s Wraparound program, including the organizational structure and commonly used forms.
Describes the importance of involving youth and necessary action steps. This guide was specifically developed with youth involved in a system of care

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