Arkansas AWARE

Arkansas A.W.A.R.E. Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education

Arkansas AWARE is a project funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration RFA-SM-22-001 AWARE (Advancing Wellness And Resiliency in Education) State Education Agency Grant to support districts in efforts to provide mental health awareness and trauma informed practices. 

Project Goals 

Goal 1: Increase resilience and mental health well-being for school-aged youth in Arkansas, starting with the AWARE designated pilot site. 

Goal 2: Increase knowledge in those who interact with school-aged youth in Arkansas to understand and detect the signs and symptoms of mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders. 

Goal 3: Increase and improve access to culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate, and trauma informed school and community-based services.  

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For more information, please contact:

Elizabeth "Betsy" Kindall, Ed.D.Arkansas AWARE State Project Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of School Health Services
PO Box 610
Valley Springs, AR 72682
Phone: 870.302.3094


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