Guides to Policy And Program Development/practice
- Guidebooks (also see Books & Monographs)
- Common Psychosocial Problems of School Aged Youth: Developmental Variations, Problems, Disorders and Perspectives for Prevention and Treatment
- Fostering School, Family, and Community Involvement. Guidebook in series, Safe and Secure: Guides to Creating Safer Schools. Portland, OR: Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory & Hamilton Fish Institute. (2007)
- Getting from Here to There: A Guidebook for the Enabling Component
- A Guide to the Enabling Component (one of the New American School Models)
- Mental Health and School-Based Health Centers
- New Directions in Enhancing Educational Results: Policymakers' Guide to Restructuring Student Support Resources to Address Barriers to Learning
- RTI and Classroom & Schoolwide Learning Supports: A Guide for Teachers and Learning Supports Staff
- School-Community Partnerships: A Guide
- Sustaining School and Community Efforts to Enhance Outcomes for Children and Youth: A Guidebook and Tool Kit
- Steps and Tools to Guide Planning and Implementation of a Comprehensive System to Address Barriers to Learning and Teaching
- What Schools Can Do to Welcome and Meet the Needs of All Students and Families (SP)
- Guidance Notes
- Leadership Resources for Learning Support
- Developing a Unified and Comprehensive System of Learning Supports: First Steps for Superintendents Who Want to Get Started
- Enhancing a School Board's Focus on Addressing Barriers to Learning & Teaching
- Establishing a Comprehensive System of Learning Supports at a School: Seven Steps for Principals and Their Staff
- First Steps at State Education Agencies and School Districts in Developing a Comprehensive System of Learning Supports as an Essential Component for School Improvement and Student Success
- Introducing the Idea of Developing a Comprehensive System of Learning Supports to a New Superintendent or to One Who May Be Ready to Move Forward
- Infrastructure for Learning Supports at District, Regional, and State Offices
- Leadership at a School Site for Developing a Comprehensive System of Learning Supports (Job Descriptions)
- About Demonstration Sites
- About Planning and Action for the Mental Health Needs of Students and School Staff in the Aftermath of a Natural Disaster
- Addressing School Adjustment Problems
- Beginning Steps in Personnel Development Related to Establishing a Comprehensive System of Learning Supports
- Benchmark Checklist for Monitoring and Reviewing Progress in Developing a Comprehensive System to Address Barriers to Learning and Teaching
- Determinants of Students' Problems
- Dropout Prevention
- Engaging and Re-engaging Families When a Student is Not Doing Well
- Engaging and Re-engaging Students in Learning at School
- Expanding the Accountability Framework for Schools
- Fully Integrating Student/Learning Supports into the School Improvement Agenda
- Gateways to Resources for Enhancing Positive Outcomes for all Students
- Guidance Notes for Designing a Comprehensive System of Learning Supports and Strategically Planning its Implementation
- Homework is a Mental Health Concern
- Implementing a Comprehensive System of Learning Supports: A Brief District Guide for Moving Forward
- Integrating Learning Supports into the Infrastructure of a Small School
- Is the School Year Off to a Good Start?
- Life Beyond the "Project" - Fully Integrating the Effort into the School Improvement Agenda
- Mapping & Analyzing Learning Supports (A School Improvement Tool for Moving toward a Comprehensive System of Learning Supports)
- Notes About the Learning Supports Facilitator Position
- Personalizing Personnel Development at Schools: A Focus on Student Engagement and Re-engagement
- Pursuing Opportunities for Moving Proactively from the Margins into the Mainstream of School Improvement
- The Relationship of Response to Intervention and Systems of Learning Supports
- Schools, Families, and Community Working Together: Building an Effective Collaborative
- Schools Helping Students Deal with Loss
- Social Marketing as a Spiraling Facet of Program and Systemic Change
- Turning a Project or Pilot into a Catalyst for Systemic Change and Sustainability
- What are Learning Supports?
- Youth Participation: Making It Real
- What will it cost? - No New Dollars!
- Practice Notes
- Special Series of Learning Supports Practice Notes for Teachers:
Classroom Problems: What Can I Do Right Away?
- About Motivation
- About Policy and Practice Trends for Reducing Truancy
- Addressing School Adjustment Problems
- An Aid for Initial Listing of Current Resources Used at a School for Addressing Barriers to Learning and Teaching
- Back-to-School Anxiety
- Bullying: A Major Barrier to Student Learning
- Common Behavior Problems at School: A Natural Opportunity for Social and Emotional Learning
- Connecting Learning Supports to Common Core State Standards for Curriculum
- Countering the Over-pathologizing of Students' Feeling & Behavior: A Growing Concern Related to MH in Schools
- Developing Systems at a School for Problem Identification, Triage, Referral, and Management of Care
- Examples of the Focus on Intrinsic Motivation in the Six Learning Supports Arenas
- Grief and Loss
- Guiding and Supporting Volunteers
- Involving Parents in Counseling
- Learning Supports: Enabling Learning in the Classroom
- Making MOUs Meaningful
- Natural Opportunities to Promote Social-Emotional Learning and MH
- Notes on Transition Planning for College
- Obesity and Mental Health
- Prereferral Interventions
- Prescription Drugs Abuse Among Youth
- Promoting Mental Health and Preventing Problems at School
- Response to Intervention
- Student and Learning Supports: Increasing Availability and Enhancing Student Access and Use
- School Attendance: Focusing on Engagement and Re-engagement
- School Response to Natural Disasters
- Suicidal Crisis
- Supporting Successful Transition to Ninth Grade
- Turning Big Classes into Smaller Units
- Volunteers as an Invaluable Resource
- Welcoming Strategies for Newly Arrived Students & Their Families
- When a Student Seems Dangerous to Self or Others
- Working with Disengaged Students
- Policy Notes & Guides
- Board Policy Prototype for a Unified and Comprehensive System of Learning Supports
- CHALLENGE FOR 2012: Expanding the 2012 School Improvement Agenda to Encompass Development of a Unified and Comprehensive System of Learning Supports
- Common Core State Standards and Learning Supports
- Cut-Backs Make it Essential to Unify and Rework Student and Learning Supports at Schools and Among Families of Schools
- Leadership Changes: Minimizing the Downside
- Mental Health in Schools: An Opportunity to Embed the Field into School Improvement Policy and Practice
- Teachers Cant Do it Alone!
- Transforming Learning Supports to Transform Schools
- Balancing Cut-backs at Schools is Essential to Ensuring Equity of Opportunity
- Addressing Bullying: State Guidance to Districts and Schools is Both Helpful and a Missed Opportunity
- Tools and Other Resources
- Toolkit: Rebuilding Student Supports into a Comprehensive System for Addressing Barriers to Learning and Teaching
This kit is divided into five sections.
Section A contains a set of brief documents clarifying the imperative for rebuilding and providing a big picture for policy makers, administrators, and other stakeholders. These include: briefs clarifying the rationale and frequently asked questions about rebuilding student supports; examples of policy formulations; prototypes of guidelines and standards; and a prototype for a school district proposal
Section B describes some planning tools for initial and ongoing planning of the rebuilding process. These include: reframing intervention; reworking infrastruction; and capacity building.
Section C includes tools related to phasing-in the new system such as: planning phase-in; and ongoing capacity building.
Section D contains some considerations about systemic change.
Section E highlights a topical Quick Find Clearinghouse that is readily accessed through a menu (direct website addresses are provided). The menu of over 130 specific Quick Finds covers topics related to disaster response, classroom management, motivation (including engagement and re-engagement in classroom learning), social and emotional development, and much more. Some of the Quick Finds provide links directly to staff/stakeholder development and training aids and tutorials and continuing education modules.
- Toolbox - Practitioner and Professional Development: Virtual Toolbox for Mental Health in Schools
This online toolbox compiles various brief resources developed by the national Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA. While it is intended as an adjunct to the book Mental Health in Schools: Engaging Learners, Preventing Problems, and Improving Schools (Corwin Press, 2010), the contents of the toolbox should be useful to any school practitioner and those involved in pre-and inservice professional development programs.
The toolbox reflects a broad view of mental health in schools and of the role mental health plays in the well-being of students, their families, and their teachers. Also stressed is the value of embedding mental health into a comprehensive classroom and school-wide system for addressing barriers to learning and teaching and re-engaging disconnected students as an essential facet of ensuring all students have an equal opportunity to succeed at school.
The Nine Sections of the Toolbox are:
- Framing Mental Health in Schools
- Concerns and Controversies
- Challenges and Opportunities in the Classroom
- About Behavior Problems and Social and Emotional Learning
- Mental Health Assistance for Students at School
- Focusing on the Well-being of School Staff
- On-line Clearinghouse Quick Finds and Fact & Information Resources
- Online Continuing Education Modules & Guidebooks
- Quick Training Aids & Tutorials
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