Mental health issues play a major role in the levels of education ultimately achieved by our children. There is also evidence that substance abuse is starting at younger and younger ages. Children with untreated mental health or addiction problems have many obstacles to learning that can affect whether or not they lead positive, productive adult lives.
Including behavioral health services in children's lives and schools will ensure our students have an equal chance to succeed in school. Strategies that bring families, schools and professionals together will improve behavioral and academic outcomes for children and youth.
These online resources provide a starting point for fostering mental health in school-aged children.
- Project AWARE Ohio Suicide Prevention Newsletter
- Project AWARE Ohio Family-School Collaboration Brief
- Project AWARE Ohio Back-to-School Newsletter
- Project AWARE Ohio Trauma Information Brief
- Mental Health America Back-to-School Checklist
- Center for Innovative Practices at Case Western Reserve University
- Resiliency Ohio
- Start Talking! Building a Drug-Free Future
- Miami University Center for School-Based Mental Health Programs
- Red Flags - Depression Screening
- Devereux Early Childhood Assessment
- The Incredible Years