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“Schools that choose to collaborate with community partners have found that they can enhance the academic success of individual students. These partnerships have been found to significantly improve schoolwide truancy and discipline rates, increase the rates of high school graduation, and help create a positive school environment in which a student can learn to be successful in school and in the community.”

- Working to Improve Youth Outcomes,

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Mental Wellness at School

Students spend much of their time at school, which is why school is a natural setting to support mental health. Schools have an increasingly critical role and obligation to provide safe, non-stigmatizing, and supportive environment for students and families to access prevention, intervention, and treatment through school-based programs.


According to the Center for Mental Health in Schools estimates between 12-22 percent of school-aged youths have diagnosable mental health disorders. Early identification, referral treatment, training for school teachers in mental illness responsiveness, assistance in addressing pervasive violence, and other training programs are crucial in the success and safety of children. 

Learn more about the benefits of school mental health programs and current government recommendations at

“Current Scientific research on mental health promotion clearly demonstrates that learning and practicing physical and emotional self-regulation through simple movements, social-emotional learning, and optimal breathing techniques allows both children, adolescents, and adults to learn to take care of the body’s stress response, settle emotions, and improve cognition.”

- Nimi Singh, MD, MPH - Assistant Professor with the Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota


Schools face concerns with bullying, violence, and substance abuse. With kids spending so much time at school, it has becoming increasingly more challenging and important for schools to create a safe haven for kids to grow and learn. 


Underage drinking, substance abuse, and even vaping can have extreme consequences and are particularly susceptible to suicide. Over 75% of suicides involve one or more controlled substances. Schools can provide substance abuse resources and support.


Kids want to feel liked, accepted, and included in a group, which makes them vulnerable to peer pressure and bullying. Both behaviors can start as early as preschool and grows in risk with the transition into middle school, and high school. 

Download the KnowBullying App

Spending just 15 minutes a day talking with kids builds stronger relationships and can help prevent bullying. Download the free KnowBullying app to support in boosting kid confidence, resilience, and with building effective strategies for facing bullying. With this app you can start easy, meaningful conversations with kids. 

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Integrating Science into Practice with
Mindfulness, Movement, and Social-Emotional Learning

The complex demands of life today have created increased levels of pressure, overwhelm, and disconnection. As a result, youth and adults have an urgent need for more physical, mental and emotional support to thrive.

Since many of the organizations we serve lack accessible tools and resources to address these growing needs, working at the system level is essential in order to create sustainable change.

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It can be hard to know where to begin in establishing mental health support systems in schools, or to know if your program is making the impact needed. It takes a community who care. Request your free program consultation today!

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