Special Note to Schools

This website was developed with school districts from both Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties in mind. Its purpose is to increase access for you as an educator to practical mental health information, tools, and resources.

Social, emotional, behavioral and mental health issues may impact learning in profound ways and must be addressed for our students to be successful.  No one knows this better than you – our school professionals — who are committed to teaching all of our community’s children and youth, despite the complex array of barriers that interfere with the availability of many of our students for learning.

There are so many ways that you work every day to support and promote healthy social, emotional, and behavioral development of the children and adolescents in your care.

A small sampling of these include efforts toward creating safe and supportive school and classroom environments, implementing school wide positive behavioral supports, teaching social and emotional skills, offering student assistance programs, providing resilience building opportunities, and collaborating with community based mental health professionals to provide needed supports and services to children and their families right in your school or in their homes.

This website was developed to enhance these efforts and to support you in your work with students and their families.  Enjoy exploring its pages and bookmark it for future use.  If there is specific information you would like to see incorporated into the site,  please fill out our “Contact Us” form in the right hand column and e-mail us directly from this website.

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