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.
- Dealing with Natural and Man-Made Disasters: The CSMH compiled a list of websites for a number of free resources for helping youth, families, and communities cope with disasters.
- Helping Students Cope with the Preparation And Aftermath of Hurricanes :The CSMH compiled the following list of websites and free resources to help support youth, families, schools, and communities coping with hurricanes and other natural disasters.
- Tips for Caregivers: Talking to Youth: The Center recently published a resource on how to help youth cope with upsetting events in a positive way.
- Tips for School Administrators: Providing Effective Leadership in Times of Conflict: The Center recently published a resource on how to help students cope with upsetting events in a positive way.
- Tips for School Mental Health Providers: Addressing Conflicts: The Center recently published a resource on addressing police/community conflicts specifically developed for school mental health providers.
- 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).
- Dealing with Traumatic Events in Schools: The CSMH has compiled several resources related to school crisis response.
- Resource Mapping in Schools and School Districts: A Resource Guide describes the essential steps to resource mapping for schools and includes activities, worksheets and handouts to help facilitate the process in your school or district.
- 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.