The article discusses community-based interventions that promote mental health and social equity. The authors offer information on strategies for incorporating effective interventions in early intervention, school-based initiatives, homeless and criminal justice services.
This brief covers key considerations for schools to assess and treat major depression in adolescents. It also describes the costs and benefits of several best-practice, school-based depression strategies appropriate for different MTSS tiers.
Using disaggregated data is vital for ensuing that services and supports promote mental health equity. This Issue Brief provides support for schools and districts to identify populations, leverage existing data sources, and analyze and share results of data. This Issue Brief is designed to support health equity, a key Project AWARE goal.
The family navigator model is a peer-based, flexible approach to supporting families in which a child has a health or developmental challenge or disability. This guide is designed to support education agencies and school leaders interested in building or enhancing a family navigator program. Family-driven, youth-guided, culturally responsive support is a guiding principle of this document. It includes: an overview of the model; special considerations for schools; guiding principles and best practices; practical tools for developing a program; and links to more than 30 national and Pacific Southwest-specific resources. This guide was developed by the Pacific Southwest MHTTC in partnership with Millie Sweeney, MS, from the Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA).
The SMHRP Toolkit provides best-practice guidance and practical tools and strategies to improve coordination and collaboration both within schools and between schools and other youth-serving agencies.