Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education
Shelton School District is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, families and staff. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Project AWARE is a partnership between the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Shelton School District, Battle Ground Public Schools, and Marysville School District. Each district will work to
- increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth,
- provide training for school personnel, families and community members to detect and respond to mental health issues in children and young adults,
- and connect youth and families with needed services.
These districts will work together over the next five years to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and integrated program to advance wellness and resilience in education settings for school-aged youth.
- Improve overall school climate
- Promote positive mental health among youth and families
- Increase mental health literacy of school personnel and other adults
- Increase access to school and community-based mental health services
- Build the capacity and leadership to sustain community-based mental health promotion, prevention, early identification, and treatment services
Additional information regarding Project AWARE can be found at the Shelton School District Project AWARE website.