Trellis Foundation Postsecondary Mental Health & Wellbeing Learning Community
This first-of-its-kind, two-year collaborative for innovative institutions of higher education in Texas is reshaping how they support student and staff mental health. Made possible by the Trellis Foundation, the Learning Community aims to improve...
North Texas School Mental Health Executive Learning Community
A year-long premiere learning experience for leaders in 19 North Texas school districts. Learning Community members have access to expert consultation from Meadows Institute staff, monthly best-in-class group learning experiences, and cultivated workshop collaboration...
Apply Now for the 2022 North Texas School Mental Health Executive Learning Community
Apply between February 23 & March 9 for this premiere learning experience & advance school mental health in your system Our Challenge COVID-19 has exacerbated the nation’s growing mental health crisis, overwhelming school districts as…
SUMMARY - In 2020, The Hackett Center for Mental Health partnered with Region 4 Education Service Center (ESC) to develop an Emotional Wellness Strategic Implementation Framework and a Mental Health Needs Dashboard to examine...
Mental & Behavioral Health Roadmap & Toolkit for Schools
SUMMARY - Academic goals are more difficult to achieve when the mental and behavioral health needs of students and staff are not addressed. This resource offers guidance to teachers and administrators for identifying the...
Schoolteachers and administrators are in a position to know a child as well as anyone outside of his or her own family. As such, they are uniquely well positioned to identify students who might have a mental or behavioral health need, and—working with their parents or caregivers—to connect them to appropriate services or resources.
This resource was developed to provide Texas schools and districts information on research-driven, evidence-based practices, as well as practical guidance to more effectively assess and address student mental and behavioral health needs. The document includes both a Roadmap and a Toolkit to best meet the needs of schools and school districts.
The Roadmap provides an overview of definitions, research, evidence-based practices, and other information needed to implement school-linked mental and behavioral health supports. It is built upon the framework of a Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS), which provides an overarching organization of plans to address student needs, broadly, through early identification and intervention.
The Toolkit contains detailed and practical information to better prepare schools to support the mental health needs of their students, including tools that address:
Trauma-informed care in schools
Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid
State and community providers, coalitions, and partnerships