Child & Adolescent Action Center

Schools and Child-Serving Professionals

School Professionals

A Framework for Safe and Successful Schools 
This report is a collaboration with educators and community partners to develop evidence-based practices to expand access to mental health supports and improve school safety.

NAMI Ending the Silence 
NAMI Ending the Silence is an in-school presentation about mental health designed for high school students. Students can learn about mental illness directly from family members and individuals living with mental illness themselves.

NAMI Parents and Teachers as Allies
This two-hour in-service program focuses on helping school professionals and families better understand the early warning signs of mental illnesses how best to intervene so that youth with mental health treatment needs are linked with services.

Advancing Education Effectiveness: Interconnecting School Mental Health and School-wide Positive Behavior Support 
This is an excellent discussion of the importance of linking schools with the community mental health system and a framework for doing that.

Primary Care Professionals

The Family Experience with Primary Care Physicians and Staff 
This report relates the experiences of parents and caregivers discussing mental health concerns about their child with primary care physicians and staff.

What Families Want from Primary Care 
This brochure provides information on how to integrate mental health and primary care.

Fact Sheet: Start a Conversation about Children’s Mental Health 
This sheet helps primary care providers speak with families about children's mental health.

Other Child-Serving Professionals

CIT for Youth Manual 
This workbook offers a step-by-step approach for improving interactions between youth and law enforcement officers by training law enforcement officers and encouraging a community partnership that effectively connects youth with mental health needs to effective services and supports in their community.

A Focus Group Report: A Conversation with CIT Trained School Resource Officers 
Learn more about what school resource officers (SROs) value in a CIT for Youth training to make your training more effective.