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Schools and Education
School Mental Health Services

Recommendations on Helpful Ways for School Professionals and Families to Talk about Mental Health Related Concerns

Schools and Families United for the Mental Health and Well-Being of Children

New York City Board of Education vs. Tom F. Amicus Brief
NAMI signed onto an amicus brief for this Supreme Court case involving the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act.

Ten Best Practices for Schools
Schools play a critical role in helping students diagnosed with mental illnesses reach their full academic and functional potential, so NAMI calls on schools to adopt these 10 best practices.

Improving the Mental Health & Well-being of America’s Children
A new fact sheet developed by several family-based organizations that focuses on parental involvement and consent to school-based mental health assessment and services.

Educator's Manual on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)
CHADD has published the 2006, 2nd edition of the educator's manual on AH/HD. It provides teachers with up-to-date, science-based information on AD/HD from an educational perspective. Specific academic and behavioral interventions are suggested for students of all levels.

School Mental Health Services Policy Briefing
This brief condenses the report released by SAMHSA in 2005, School Mental Health Services in the United States. It provides an overview of mental health services, funding issues and the implications for designing policy and implementing practices in schools.

NGA Publishes Issue Brief on School-based Suicide Prevention
The issue brief highlights ways to strengthen suicide prevention efforts and the increasingly significant role of states to provide resources, training and strategic planning assistance to schools and other youth-serving agencies.

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