Child Mind Institute

Child Mind Institute is a nonprofit organization “dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders.” They are committed to: providing children with the highest standards of care, advancing the science of the developing brain and empowering parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where theyContinue reading “Child Mind Institute”

National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE)

The NCSSLE provides an overview of research in the area of student resilience, particularly teachers’ role in creating an environment where students can develop the ability to overcome challenges. They review key protective factors and seven strategies teachers can employ in creating environments that foster resilience in students. Access the resource here.

Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices

This technical package from the CDC serves as a resource for state and community sectors such as public health, justice, and social services. The document provides information about strategies that: (a) increase the focus on the most effective suicide prevention tactics, (b) reduce the occurrence of suicide and (c) decrease the short and long-term effectsContinue reading “Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices”

National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care – SAMHSA

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) “best practices toolkit” provides stakeholders with information regarding national guidelines for crisis care. To advance effective crisis systems, the document provides guidance for program design, development, implementation and continuous improvement efforts. Learn more here.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI advocates for a variety of policies that promote health and wellbeing for individuals living with mental illness. The organization fights to establish availability and access to the best care possible, diversion away from the criminal justice system, successful involvement in the community and effective interventions that help instead of worsen mental illness.  Visit theirContinue reading “National Alliance on Mental Illness”

Goals

For each category we focus our policy recommendations on, we have a few goals. You can click on each heading below to see our recommendations filtered by topic. Return to explore our recommendations without filtering by goals.