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Resources for Clinicians

These resources were recently developed to support school mental health providers, school administrators, and parents/caregivers in times of community conflict and adversity. 

  • Children's Mental Health Awareness: The Center for School Mental Health compiled a list of Clinician Suggestions for Mental Health Awareness Week related to school mental health for Children’s Mental Health Awareness week. In addition, clinician Jennifer Lease, LGSW with the University of Maryland School Mental Health Program, compiled Morning Announcements for schools to use during awareness week. Students can share tips, facts, or stories with their peers over the morning annoucements in order to spread awareness about children’s mental health.  
  • Free Assessment List: This is a list of recommended clinical measures (free of charge) that can be used in school mental health programs to help assess symptoms of clinical disorders (e.g. depression, anxiety, ADHD).
  • School Mental Health and Foster Care Training Curriculum: The CSMH, with funding from the Maryland Mental Health Transformation Grant, developed a training curriculum entitled "School Mental Health and Foster Care: A Training Curriculum for Parents, School-based Clinicians, Educators, and Child Welfare Staff." A training manual and powerpoints for seven modules are included in the curriculum. 
  • Summary of Recognized Evidence-Based Programs Implemented by Expanded School Mental Health Programs
    The list of evidence-based programs generated for this table were identified as part of the Center for School Mental Health’s National Survey of Expanded School Mental Health Programs (2007).  More than 155 ESMH Programs from across the country responded to the survey.  Only evidence-based programs that received at least one recognition on one of ten evidence-based program registries were included in the table. See CSMH's Summary of Evidence Based Program Registries for more information.

  • What Works Clearinghouse (WWC)
    The Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education established the What Works Clearninghouse (WWC) in 2002 to provide educators, policymakers, researchers, and the public with a central and trusted source of scientific evidence about "what works" in education. Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. administers the WWC under contract to the Department. To help all students and schools meet high standards, educators need more evidence of what works in education. Currently, few resources help education decision makers separate high-quality research from weaker research and promotional claims. Through systematic reviews to identify rigorous research, the WWC provides educators with credible and reliable evidence that they can use to make informed decisions. 

  • Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide
    This guide is designed to provide accurate, user-friendly information. The guide is not a program but a tool that provides a framework for schools to assess their existing or proposed suicide prevention efforts (through a series of checklists) and provides resources and information that school administrators can use to enhance or add to their existing program.