MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS
Chris Robinson, Lauren Kazee, and Scott Hutchins provide technical assistance and support to all 56 ISDs on integrating mental health into their school systems, with an emphasis on providers and resources funded by Section 31n of the State School Aid Act.
The 31n Section 6 Roadmap developed by the 31n Mental Health Practice and Implementation Subcommittee is intended to help each ISD continue its efforts to build a comprehensive and cohesive school mental health structure. For more information, contact Lauren Kazee at KazeeL@michigan.gov.
MSU Extension - Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based training that teaches participants how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a mental health crisis and help someone who may be experiencing one. The MSU Extension offers this training to both staff and external organizations.
To help educators authentically engage parents and caregivers, click here for a checklist of questions to consider.
This poster template can be personalized to include information about your school and the contact information of who parents/caregivers can contact if they have social/emotional concerns about their child. To edit the poster, open the link and click the icon to make a copy. *Note: the images will appear out of alignment while you are making edits, but when the final version is downloaded to a PDF, the formatting will be aligned properly.
This resource, created by the Jackson County ISD Whole Child Team, includes tips and tools for partnering with parents and caregivers, plus strategies for shifting the mindsets of educators to view parents as partners.
Trauma and Toxic Stress
This MDHHS web resource provides information from national and state experts that are working to build trauma-informed systems of care for children and their families in Michigan. The information is meant for human service professionals in all sectors as well as parents and caregivers.