This brief outlines the main goals of the Safe Schools and Healthy Students (SS/HS) initiative and describes 10-steps schools can take to obtain and sustain SEL programs throughout their school...

 This brief provides grant recipients with an overview of this approach to preventing and improving problem behaviors and creating a positive school climate, what it can do for their schools and...

This publication discusses mental health and the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL) in school systems to improve the academic outcomes and success of students. It outlines strategies...

Citing literature on mentoring, this report identifies effective ways to recruit and retain qualified mentors for at-risk youth, specifically outlining strategies to recruit men and people from...

This Snapshot explores how 11 SS/HS grantees implemented violence prevention approaches and evidence-based interventions (EBIs) that were appropriate for their schools’ unique violence-related...

These communities’ stories illustrate how districtwide partnerships can bring substance abuse prevention into focus, broaden the reach of media campaigns, lead to school and local policy changes,...

This brief presents the School Resource Officer (SRO) model of school-based law enforcement, discussing the SRO’s role as an educator, informal counselor, and proactive law enforcer. It outlines the...

This brief outlines strategies to carry prevention activities from the classroom and into the communities to ensure the community has a positive influence on youth. These strategies focus on...

This story describes how Campbell County School District improved students’ access to school-based mental health (SMH) services by connecting with community groups and organizations that shared...

This brief addresses the importance of family and community partnership in the success of the SS/HS initiative. The brief discusses the challenges of engaging families in the program and strategies...

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