Is your district putting the pieces of Mental Health Education together?
We have a guide to help!
The School Mental Health Resource and Training Center has developed an assessment guide for educators, administrators and student support services staff to evaluate existing curriculum content in health and other subject areas, as well as building and district-wide initiatives that promote student mental health and wellness.
NYS Mental Health Education Readiness Guide
This guide was created for schools to use in its entirety or by selecting individual sections to best meet the needs of the district. The guide is best viewed online as it contains hyperlinks to “working” documents. The documents can be downloaded and printed, or downloaded and shared via a collaborative workspace to support multiple users. Click here to access the guide.
Quick Access to Tools
Does your Mental Health Curriculum align with NYSED Recommendations?
Use these tools:
1. NYS Mental Health Education Framework Assessment Tool – Elementary
2. NYS Mental Health Education Framework Assessment Tool – Secondary
Have you seen our Crosswalk of Mental Health Education with SEL, Health, PE and FACS standards?
1. Summary Crosswalk of Mental Health Education w/SEL, Health, PE and FACS standards
2. Mental Health Education K-5 Crosswalk
3. Mental Health Education 6-12 Crosswalk
Is Mental Health Education integrated into secondary curriculum other than Health?
Use this worksheet:
Worksheet to Identify Mental Health Instruction/Awareness in MS/HS Classroom
What are we doing to promote mental health and wellness in our school community?
Use this worksheet to facilitate a team discussion about current practices and policies promoting mental health and wellness in your school:
Exploring Mental Health Education and Initiatives in Schools and Districts
While the guidance was developed for schools to use independently, the School Mental Health Resource and Training Center can provide technical assistance upon request. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-434-0439 for more information.
Click here to access the Mental Health Education Readiness Guide webinar recording