Category: Mental Health

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

Calling All New Hampshire High School Seniors (NGA) [April 2024]

Granite State Trails to Transitions can help you identify resources and supports as you move successfully to your next phase of young adulthood transitioning into college. Attend an in-person session that fits your schedule: Tuesday, May 14 at Keene State College 9am-12pm Wednesday, May 15 at Plymouth State University 9am-12pm Thursday, May 23 at the …

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Enhancing School Safety Using Behavioral Threat Assessment (USSS) [April 2024]

The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) is pleased to offer virtual training presentations on targeted violence prevention which include Behavioral Threat Assessment and Preventing Mass Attacks in Our Communities. This training is being offered virtually. Resource: For more information and the dates/times of the training, please click here.

School Threat Assessment Toolkit (NCSS) [March 2024)

The School Threat Assessment Toolkit is designed to aid schools in employing behavioral threat assessment (TA) and management as part of a comprehensive violence prevention strategy. Authored primarily by Dewey Cornell and Jennifer Maeng, and with input from school safety leaders, experts, government agencies, and the National Center for School Safety, the toolkit offers guidance …

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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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