Education Resources

Access resources on the education service system and those served by the system, links for more information from educational organizations, and answers to frequently asked questions about the system and collaborating with schools.

  • Publications
    Research, reports, issue briefs, and fact sheets on schools and mental health.
  • Related Web Sites
    Access organizations, resource centers, and clearinghouses with additional information about education and schools.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    Brief answers to questions often raised by system of care communities in understanding how the system works and how to best partner with schools within a system of care.
  • Presentations
    Includes conferences, community site visits, and presentations for other associations that have been conducted within the last year.

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Better Together: Improving Local Systems to Improve Afterschool(PDF)

Wallace Foundation (2013)

Describes recommendations from a gathering during which representatives from 57 U.S. cities discussed how to push for better, more accessible afterschool programs. Recommendations include developing high-quality, community-wide “afterschool systems” and addressing the needs of all students to improve academic and social outcomes.

Keeping All Students Safe Act (H.R. 1893)

Children’s Mental Health Network (2013)

Includes information on the Keeping All Students Safe Act (H.R. 1893), legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 9, 2013, which addresses the use of restraint and seclusion in schools and offers alternative practices and interventions.

Spotlight on Parent and Community Involvement(PDF)

Education Week (2013)

Describes approaches to family and community engagement, including involving parents in decision- making and informing them about the Common Core State Standards. The evolving role of online tools and social media in parent involvement is also discussed.

“Camp” Enlists Students to Protest Zero-Tolerance

Education Week (2013)

Describes training sessions for youth and young adults that share strategies for engaging in advocacy and action against zero-tolerance school discipline policies and promoting alternatives to reduce suspensions and expulsion. The training sessions also address issues related to the disproportional effects of zero-tolerance policies on particular youth populations (those with disabilities and from particular racial/ethnic groups).