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The findings and recommendations of the NC SMHI can be reviewed through their Full Report, Executive Summary and Summary of Recommendations documents.




When effectively utilized, school psychologists and other specialized instructional support personnel (school counselors, school nurses, school social workers) can serve an integral role in the planning and implementation of the policy to support the mental health and well-being of students in NC public schools.


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Source: Mental Health America


The following mental health information and resources are offered to support equitable student access to quality mental health and substance use education, prevention and intervention:

District Resources:

The following local resources are offered to support district and building level implementation of a comprehensive program of school mental health supports and services:


Cabarrus County:

The following presentation from Cabarrus County highlights the development of an infrastructure to support coordinated efforts and effective utilization of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (SISP) in provision of school mental health supports and services.


Rockingham County:

The following presentation from Rockingham County delineates the process used and outcomes gleaned to develop and implement updated district level threat assessment protocols and procedures.


National Resources:


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Mental Health Needs of Children and Youth: The Benefits of Having Schools Assess Available Programs and Services



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Center for School Mental Health (CSMH)








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Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)






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UCLA School Mental Health Project







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Relevant NASP Position Statements:

NASP White Papers:


NASP Resolutions:



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