ESSA │Health and Wellness
Social and emotional well-being, and positive mental and physical health are essential to overall student success. Individual factors like genetics, physical health, coping skills, and the unexpected traumatic events can impact student outcomes. The influence of family, school, and community factors should not be understated either; social exclusion, bullying, homelessness, and poverty are known risk factors affecting mental health. Addressing the full continuum of health promotion to prevention, treatment, and recovery, our work promotes social emotional learning and positive mental health. By assessing and improving school and community environments, we work to reduce risk factors, promote health, and respond to students’ needs.
The sampling of resources listed below under each section are available at no cost.
Long Story Short: How Can Schools Reduce Disparities in Disciplinary Action and Promote Student Mental Health?
Online Training Modules from the National Resource Center on Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention
Mental Health Needs of Children and Youth: The Benefits of Having Schools Assess Available Programs and Services