A guide from the CDE which is instrumental in defining mental health services in schools and parses out individual circumstances about confidentiality on sensitive topics like parental rights, student choice, abortion, and sexual relationships between teens
Great analysis bringing together decades of research on how schools that incorporate Social Emotional Learning have students that attend school more often, have better grades, and have better relationships with adults, just to name a few!
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) also has resources for responders on Psychological First Aid (PFA). PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. The PFA Wallet Card (En Español) provides a quick reminder of the core actions. PFA Handouts include:
Colorado Spirit is a grant-funded initiative out of the Allhealth network designed to support mental health practitioners. FREE resources include: Psychological First Aid Training, Compassion Fatigue for Educators, Wellness, Burnout and Pandemic Reactions.
Spark the Change is a FREE resource that connects licensed, volunteer clinicians to students and communities in need of mental health response. Referees can get up to 10 sessions for free, as well as pertinent resources.
Second Wind Fund is a FREE resource that connects licensed, volunteer clinicians to students at risk for suicide and in need of mental health response. Referees can get up to 12 sessions for free in person or through telehealth, as well as pertinent resources.
Mental Health Colorado offers FREE screening tools in English and Spanish for people concerned that the mental health symptoms they are experiencing may be impacting their wellbeing.
The Crisis Support Team is a FREE organization that provides consultation & guidance for schools that have experienced a significant systemic crisis.