Idaho Safe Schools, Safe Students
The Idaho Safe Schools, Safe Students Project aims to improve safety and reduce violent crimes in K-12 schools by building the knowledge base and capacity of local education agencies in the areas of creating safe schools, improving school climate, cultures, and mental health supports, and sustaining these efforts. This will be accomplished through the delivery of evidence-based professional development training and on-site technical assistance in three rural Idaho school districts. The content of the professional development sessions will be based on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC) and National Center for School Mental Health’s (NCSMH) National School Mental Health Curriculum. This curriculum focuses on the core components of developing, operating, and sustaining a Comprehensive School Mental Health System (CSMHS), utilizing a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS), in school districts.