This two-hour in-service program helps school professionals identify the early warning signs of early-onset mental illnesses in children and adolescents in schools. It focuses on the specific, age-related symptoms of mental illnesses in youth, how best to intervene, and shared the lived experiences of consumers and families.
NAMI Beginnings - Spring 2004 - Issue #5 This issue of Beginnings discusses Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, while informing parents about their child's rights in the educational system.
Mental Health Screening in Schools This article appeared in the Journal of School Health February 2007 issue. It focuses on the value of mental health screening in schools and helps to set the record straight on the components and process of screening programs while stressing the critical role that schools should play in early identification and intervention.
President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health The report released by the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health includes recomendations designed to improve the mental healthcare system. Goal Four of the report calls for the early identification of mental illness.
NAMI on Campus NAMI just re-lauched NAMI on Campus. NAMI on Campus provides information and resources to support students living with mental health conditions and to empower them to take action on their campuses. This site also includes materials to help colleges in improving the academic and social experience of their students by addressing the mental health needs of all students.
NAMI Beginnings - Fall 2010 - Issue 16 Issue #16 of Beginnings focuses on back to school issues, including accessing school-based services and supports and developing an effective Individualized Education Program (IEP).
A Focus Group Report: A Conversation with CIT Trained School Resource Officers A focus group report that outlines the valuable feedback, input and thoughts School Resource Officers provided during a focus group NAMI hosted in Lake Charles, La. The report includes recommendations on topics that NAMI believes should be covered in CIT for Youth training and changes that should be made in schools and other child-serving systems to improve the school environment for SROs, school staff and all students, especially those living with mental health needs.