Brief explores the immigration system’s impact on school communities

As of 2019, roughly 7 percent of all children in the United States — an estimated 5 million young people under age 19 — lived with an undocumented family member, most often a parent. The effects of immigration enforcement actions on Latino children of undocumented […]

SDCOE’s suicide intervention toolkit helps schools support students and get them back on track

The San Diego County Office of Education’s Golden Bell Award-winning Policy to Practice: Suicide Intervention Toolkit provides local schools with protocols to support students experiencing suicidal ideation, and since its launch in 2019, has likely saved many lives. San Diego COE’s 16 school districts, 11 […]

New research explores the use of AI tools in identifying students in crisis

With youth suicidality on the rise and schools struggling to hire the number of mental health professionals needed to support students, local educational agencies have begun to turn to artificial intelligence (AI)-based tools to help identify those at risk for suicide and self-harm. However, a […]

Webinar covers how to foster restorative practices in schools

The benefits of restorative practices and the conditions needed to successfully implement restorative approaches in educational systems were discussed during a recent webinar hosted by the Learning Policy Institute. As K-12 communities grapple with the psychological trauma students have experienced and continue to encounter, research […]

Experts cite the need for healthy digital habits among youth

Educators know that bullying doesn’t stop at the edge of school property, but supporting students experiencing cyberbullying has proven difficult as much of the harassment takes place outside of school hours and off campus. A Nov. 8 webinar hosted by the U.S. Department of Education […]

Resources and questions to help LEAs improve access to mental health supports

A September brief by The Education Trust, “How Mental Health Supports Impact Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD),” lays out how local educational agencies can implement mental health supports at the local level. Schools are increasingly offering wraparound services and interventions to address students’ social-emotional […]

From awareness to action: Resources for Bullying Prevention Month

By Angela Asch October is National Bullying Prevention Month, an opportune time to educate and raise awareness on what bullying is and how bullying affects school climate, students’ well-being and academic achievement. Bullying and cyberbullying impact a student’s ability to learn and can have damaging […]