Comprehensive Focus on MH in Schools
Concerns Related to Children's Severe MH Disorders
Concerns Related to Children's Psychosocial Problems
Positive Social and Emotional Development and Prevention of Psychosocial/MH Problems
Others focused on Addressing Barriers to Learning and Development







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I. Comprehensive Focus on Mental Health in Schools

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Center for Health and Health and Health Care in Schools Center for MH in Schools &
Student/Learning Supports
Center for School-Based Mental Health Programs (CSBMHP)
Center for School Mental Health# Coalition for Cohesive Policy in Addressing Barriers to Development and Learning Education Development Center
The Florida Mental Health Institute Policy Leadership Cadre for Mental Health in Schools Portland Research & Training Center
Regional K-12 Student Mental Health Initiative School Mental Health-Assist UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools
Public Education Network   
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  • TheCenter for Health and Health and Health Care in Schools is a policy and program resource center supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that focuses on supporting state-community partnerships to establish comprehensive school-based health centers.
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  • The Center for MH in Schools & Student/Learning Supports approaches mental health and psychosocial concerns from the broad perspective of addressing barriers to learning and promoting healthy development. Its mission is to improve outcomes for young people by enhancing policies, programs, and practices relevant to mental health in schools.
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  • In existence since 1998, the Center for School-Based Mental Health Programs (CSBMHP) at Miami University operates in affiliation with the Psychology Clinic in the Department of Psychology. University faculty, graduate students and community partners are involved in research, consultation, and clinical service initiatives.
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  • The Center for School Mental Health provides leadership and technical assistance to advance effective interdisciplinary school-based mental health programs. It strives to support schools and community collaboratives in the development of programs that are accessible, family-centered, culturally sensitive, and responsive to local needs.
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  • The Coalition for Cohesive Policy in Addressing Barriers to Development and Learning is a broad-based, policy-oriented coalition of organizations who have a stake in addressing barriers to development, learning, and teaching, as well as a concern for promoting healthy development.
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  • The Education Development Center seeks to bring researchers and practicioners together to create tools and conditions for learning, reaching people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
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  • The Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI)'s mission is to strengthen mental health services throughout the state of Florida. As the state's primary research and training facility for mental health, FMHI conducts research,education, and demonstration programs.
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  • The Policy Leadership Cadre for Mental Health in Schools seeks to expand, link, and build the capacity of the pool of persons who provide policy leadership for MH in schools at national, state, regional, and local levels.
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  • The Portland Research & Training Center is dedicated to promoting effective community-based, culturally competent, family-centered services for families and their children who are, or may be affected by mental, emotional or behavioral disorders.
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  • Public Education Network's School and Community Services Initiative addresses the challenge of meeting the non-academic needs of children to help ensure that students are at their best, academically and socially. The initiative takes a child-centered, coordinated-services perspective that recognizes the role of schools, families, and community agencies in the lives of children.
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  • The Regional K-12 Student Mental Health Initiative (SMHI) is a program of the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) focused on prevention and early identification of mental health issues for students in grades K-12, with emphasis on grades K-8 and linkages to preschool and grades 9-12. The SMHI is funded by the voter-approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63). It is one of several Prevention and Early Intervention initiatives supported by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
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  • School Mental Health ASSIST (SMH ASSIST) is a provincial implementation support team designed to help Ontario school boards promote student mental well-being, and to enhance support for students who struggle with mental health and addictions problems, through a focus on leadership, capacity-building, and implementation support.
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  • This site offers school mental health resources not only for clinicians, but also for educators, administrators, parents/caregivers, families, and students.
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  • UCLA Center for MH in Schools & Student/Learning Supports focuses on embedding mental health-related policies and practices into school improvement efforts: enhancing current and emerging practitioners roles, functions, and competence; facilitating systemic transformation of student and learning supports; and assisting localities in building and maintaining infrastructure for training support, and continuing education. The center continuously develops its on-line clearinghouse, electronic networking, guidebooks, and continuing education curricula, newsletter and World Wide Web site.
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