In 2016, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill that requires schools to provide mental health instruction as part of K-12 health education. Here are several resources developed by the Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS) outlining the legislative history and intent, as well as recommendations for implementing the law, including content for developing curriculum.
MHANYS School Mental Health Resource and Training Center can help educate teachers, staff and all school professionals about mental health challenges, suicide prevention, trauma and a myriad of other topics to help schools better understand the mental health needs of their communities.
The mental health and wellness needs of children and youth don’t stop once the school day ends. To educate and support families, caregivers and our communities, MHANYS School Mental Health Resources and Training offers a wide array of webinars, trainings and resources. Intended to assist adults supporting children outside of a school setting, these resources can also be used by educational professionals in their work with families and their communities.