School-Based Mental Health : Resources


These toolkits are designed to guide schools through the process of developing comprehensive screening procedures, as well as to provide readily available resources to facilitate the implementation of effective behavioral health screening in schools. 

Needs Assessment

The following needs assessments provide a systematic process used to identify system strengths and gaps between the current and desired conditions. A needs assessment allows a school to identify and address mental health needs that are the most pressing, understand how well existing services and supports are meeting student needs, identify/leverage strengths, and to inform priorities and actions for school based mental health programing. 

Programming Guide

These resources help schools understand the core components of comprehensive school mental health and outline how to engage in a planning process around implementation of services. 

Sample Forms

Job Descriptions

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Betsy Kindall, AWARE State Project Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Education
OUR Educational Cooperative
P.O. Box 610
Valley Springs, AR 72682
Phone: 870-302-3094