Category: Mental Health

This section provides mental health resources related to the safety and security of New Hampshire's schools.

MTSS-B Framework Training for NH school-level teams (OSEW-NHED) [February 2024]

In this 3-part training, NH school-level tiered teams will learn best practices for MTSS-B Schoolwide/Tier 1 andAdvanced Tier (2/3) systems development, with structured team planning time. The series will begin with an orientation via Zoom followed by two in-person training days: Day 1 Schoolwide/Tier 1 strategies and Day 2 Advanced Tier (2/3) strategies. Schools may …

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How to Cope with Traumatic Events (JED) [January 2024]

Being exposed to community violence, such as school shootings or other frightening events, can cause trauma for all of us. The dictionary describes trauma as “a deeply distressing or disturbing experience.” An event can be distressing, even if you were not there when it happened. How you feel about and respond to traumatic events may differ, but it’s important …

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Key Considerations for Bullying Prevention in Schools (NCSS) [January 2024]

All schools must contend with bullying and the effect it has on students and school climate. However, it may not always be clear where to start. This guide presents key information that schools may wish to consider as they develop and maintain bullying prevention programs. The goal of this document is to provide an overview …

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Strong As Granite. A Stronger You, A Stronger New Hampshire (DHHS) [December 2023]

The following toolkit provides media assets to spread awareness about mental health and substance use resources via marketing channels, as we work together to make New Hampshire a national leader in behavioral health acceptance, support, and destigmatization. Strong as Granite is a platform that’s raising awareness for the depth and breadth of mental health and …

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2023 National Summit on K-12 School Safety and Security Resource Guide (CISA) [November 2023]

The National Summit on K-12 School Safety and Security, hosted by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on November 1-2, 2023, brought federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial school leaders together to share actionable recommendations that enhance safe and supportive learning environments in kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) schools. Through expert panels, master class …

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September 2023 FREE Search Institute Professional Development Series (NHED) [July 2023]

Building Relationships with Families That Have Experienced Trauma Overview: Trauma includes experiencing or witnessing violence, substance abuse, mental health issues, incarceration, and similar issues that can have a deep and long-lasting impact on families. Though most family-serving practitioners are not equipped to treat trauma, you can nurture relationships with those who have experienced trauma in ways …

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Incorporating Equitable Practices Into Emergency Management Planning (REMS TA) [July 2023]

When developing emergency operations plans (EOPs), K-12 schools, schools districts, and institutions of higher education should provide for the access and functional needs of the whole school/campus community to ensure that plans are fair, inclusive, and equitable. The “whole school community” includes children; individuals with disabilities and access and functional needs; those from religiously, racially, …

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Online Safety Resources for the K-12 Community (DHS) [June 2023]

Protect against online threats and risks. Teach children about internet safety and stay involved in their digital world. Children and adolescents are spending more time online than ever before, and technology is ingrained in almost every facet of their lives. Today’s youth strongly depend on digital devices and online forums, like social media and gaming …

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NHED Releases 603 Bright Futures Survey Results (NHED) [June 2023]

Parents praise respectful student/educator relationships, however student dysregulation, anxiousness remain a concern CONCORD, NH — The New Hampshire Department of Education (NHED) is releasing the results of its 603 Bright Futures Survey, which was administered this spring. The annual survey provides valuable feedback from educators, families, and community members across the state on the successes, …

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Improving School Safety Through Bystander Reporting: A Toolkit for Strengthening K-12 Reporting Programs (NTAC and CISA) [May 2023]

The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC), in partnership with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), released the K-12 Bystander Reporting Toolkit. This new resource offers simple strategies and guidance to implement or enhance school safety reporting programs and foster a school environment in which students are more willing and able to …

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