Advancing School-Based Mental Health in California
Prevention and early intervention of mental health issues is critical to ensuring student success – students who are experiencing socioemotional, behavioral or psychological distress will struggle to engage with the curriculum and maintain positive relationships with peers and adults. We know that when children are given the proper resources to thrive, they are more likely to succeed in school and in life.
In its latest brief, Advancing School-Based Mental Health in California, The Children’s Partnership (TCP) provides an overview of key components of school-based mental health models and includes data that demonstrates whole-child approaches to student success are integral to the achievement of students in California, especially students from marginalized communities. School absenteeism and expulsion, key indicators of school climate, have been correlated with a lack of mental health services and support for youth.