Strengthening School-Family-Community Partnerships Through the School Responder Model
CHDI and the National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice (NCYOJ) developed a research-to practice brief to guide schools and districts in implementing school-based diversion and other behavioral health initiatives. Strengthening School-Family-Community Partnerships Through the School Responder Model discusses the benefits of establishing a school-family-community partnership early in the School Responder Model (SRM) process and provides clear steps on how to build capacity to effectively respond to youth with behavioral health needs through collaborative partnerships.
School Responder Models, such as the Connecticut School-Based Diversion Initiative, seek to address behavioral health needs as an alternative to exclusionary school discipline and juvenile justice involvement. They are an important part of a comprehensive approach that recognizes the connections between behavioral health symptoms and trauma exposure.
Additional resources for schools and communities, include:
School Mental Health Publications and Resources