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-18-006 AWARE (Advancing Wellness And Resiliency in Education) State Education Agency Grant to support districts in efforts to provide mental health care awareness and trauma informed practices.

Project Goals

  1. GOAL 1: To increase coordinated referrals, mental health services and programs, and follow-up for children.
  2. GOAL 2: Increase outreach and engagement among youth, families, schools, and communities in an effort to increase awareness, mental health identification, and implementation of services and programs.
  3. GOAL 3: Develop the infrastructure that will sustain mental health among youth and maintain mental and behavioral health services when federal funding ends.
Mental Health First AidTrauma Informed PracticesAdverse Childhood ExperiencesResources
Request TrainingConferencesSchool ClimateGet Inspired: AWARE Podcast

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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