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Intervention Resource on PTSD

Links to a fact sheet and brochure with information about PTSD. The resources provide information about PTSD symptoms, supports, and treatments. The information can help school staff and parents identify students who could benefit from talking to a mental health professional. The resources come from the National Institute of Mental Health and are available in English and Spanish.

Good Physical Health ( grades 3-5 ), Isolation & Support ( grades 3-5 ), Positive Feelings About Self ( grades 3-5 ), Isolation & Support( grades 6-12 ), Physical Health & Weight ( grades 6-12 ), Self –Esteem( grades 6-12 )

Intervention Resource on Depression

FOR SUICIDAL IDEATION OR BEHAVIORS, CALL 911 OR SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP IMMEDIATELY. 

Or call: 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:    800-273-8255

This brief has links to non-emergency resources with information on types of depression, and symptoms, supports, and treatments. The information can help school staff and parents identify students who could benefit from talking to a mental health professional. The resources come from the National Institute of Mental Health and are available in English and Spanish.

Good Physical Health ( grades 3-5 ), Isolation & Support ( grades 3-5 ), Positive Feelings About Self ( grades 3-5 ), Isolation & Support( grades 6-12 ), Physical Health & Weight ( grades 6-12 ), Self –Esteem( grades 6-12 )

Intervention Resource on Anxiety

Links to resources with information on types of anxiety, and symptoms, supports, and treatments. The information can help school staff and parents identify students who could benefit from talking to a mental health professional or from getting help managing stress. The resources come from the National Institute of Mental Health and are available in English and Spanish.

Good Physical Health ( grades 3-5 ), Isolation & Support ( grades 3-5 ), Positive Feelings About Self ( grades 3-5 ), Isolation & Support( grades 6-12 ), Physical Health & Weight ( grades 6-12 ), Self –Esteem( grades 6-12 )

Intervention Resource on ADHD

This entry includes links to two brochures on ADHD. The resources can be used by school staff, parents to gain understanding of ADHD and to identify students who might benefit from ADHD screening. 

Behavior at Home ( grades 3-5 ), Behavior at School ( grades 3-5 ), Tries to Be a Good Learner ( grades 3-5 ), School Behavior( grades 6-12 ), School Engagement & Belonging( grades 6-12 )

Supporting and Responding to Behavior

Description of and link to a valuable source on effective classroom management from the US Department of Education. The resource is a user-friendly practice guide to feasible, effective, evidence-based strategies to promote positive behavior and prevent problem behavior in the classroom based on a PBIS framework.

A Fun Place( grades 3-5 ), Behavior at School ( grades 3-5 ), Teachers Who Care ( grades 3-5 ), Tries to Be a Good Learner ( grades 3-5 ), Positive School Climate ( grades 6-12 ), School Behavior( grades 6-12 ), School Engagement & Belonging( grades 6-12 ), Teacher Support ( grades 6-12 )

Facing History Website of Educator Resources About Diversity and Bigotry

This "intervention" is a website with an amazing collection of resources for teachers and other professionals in the school. It includes extensive resources about race, ethnicity, discrimination, and injustice throughout history and in current events. The site includes free instructional Powerpoints, downloadable pdfs, and powerful videos about the experiences of individuals from oppressed cultures with prejudice and discrimination. More general teaching strategies that promote understanding, critical thinking, and student engagement, as well as strategies that convey teacher caring and sense of community in the classroom are also provided. Recently added resources address the stress that students and school staff experienced during remote instruction and with the return to in-person instruction. The Facing History organization also provides professional development for a fee. 

Positive School Climate ( grades 6-12 ), School Safety & Microthreats ( grades 6-12 )

Daily Report Card

The Daily Report Card is a strategy put into place by the teacher, a behavioral consultant (any school professional with expertise in behavior management), and caregivers at home. Behavior goals are established, the teacher implements them with ongoing help from the behavior consultant. The behavior also provides caregivers with three sessions about how to support the behavior goals at home. The brief includes links to two detailed examples of goals and strategies to meet them. 

Behavior at Home ( grades 3-5 ), Behavior at School ( grades 3-5 ), Reading and Math Performance ( grades 3-5 ), Tries to Be a Good Learner ( grades 3-5 )

Future Forward

Future Forward includes tutoring tailored to K-3 students struggling with literacy and family educational involvement supports. A certified teacher is designated as coordinator of the tutoring. Paraprofessional tutors and a family engagement coordinator are hired to deliver the program. The program was designed to improve the reading performance of K-3 students. Instead it has an effect on attendance. 

Good Attendance( grades 3-5 ), Parent Education Involvement( grades 3-5 ), Teachers Who Care ( grades 3-5 )

Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring System for Attendance

An Early Warning System that uses attendance, behavior, and academic data to identify the need for multi-tiered interventions to address absenteeism, academic performance, and behavior. The strategy is an over-arching approach to improving attendance and academic performance and requires a committed school team, and school and district administrative support. It can also be used at the district or state level. Detailed guides and videos are available to support implementation of the intervention.

Grades( grades 6-12 ), School Behavior( grades 6-12 ), School Engagement & Belonging( grades 6-12 )

Portfolio of Success for Students on Suspension at Alternative School

The Portfolio of Success is a binder of activities and accomplishments created by students attending alternative school programs during long-term suspension. Students work with teachers, parents, and the school social worker (or other mental health professional) to record academic progress, behavior plans and accomplishments, creative work and other experiences in the program. The portfolio is designed to help their transition back to the regular school setting. 

Behavior at School ( grades 3-5 ), Good Attendance( grades 3-5 ), Parent Education Involvement( grades 3-5 ), Positive Feelings About Self ( grades 3-5 ), Reading and Math Performance ( grades 3-5 ), Tries to Be a Good Learner ( grades 3-5 ), Grades( grades 6-12 ), Home Support for Education ( grades 6-12 ), School Behavior( grades 6-12 ), School Engagement & Belonging( grades 6-12 ), Self –Esteem( grades 6-12 )