Ensuring a safe and secure educational environment often requires a strong program designed to prevent and mediate behaviors that lead to self-harm among our students.
With a 1.5-million-dollar grant from Kaiser Permanente Washington, the BHPS department is developing the Project Support Health and Resiliency in Education (SHARE) program in collaboration with the Mount Vernon and Sedro-Woolley school districts.
Project SHARE goals include:
Build and expand upon existing multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS)
Promote and address mental health needs of staff and students
Assist in the navigation of existing mental health resources and networks
Establish an approach that enhances the natural strengths and assets each school district possesses
Develop comprehensive trainings and workshops to address staff health and well-being
Youth Substance Abuse Treatment
Student Assistance Prevention-Intervention Services Program (SAPISP) is a comprehensive, integrated model of services that focuses on substance-use prevention and other supports. The program places Student Assistance Specialists in schools to:
“Student Assistance Prevention-Intervention Services Program (SAPISP) is a comprehensive, integrated model of services that focuses on substance-use prevention and other supports. The program places Student Assistance Specialists in schools to:
“The Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) is a statewide, collaborative effort of OSPI, the Department of Health, the Department of Social and Health Service’s Division of Behavioral and Health and Recovery, Family Policy Council, Department of Commerce, and Liquor Control Board.
The survey is conducted every two years. In the fall of 2016, over 230,000 students in over 1,000 schools from 236 school districts in all 39 counties took part.”
The Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) is the underpinning for the NWESD’s alcohol and drug prevention/intervention programs. In partnership with community coalitions, the NWESD is able to provide prevention/intervention services funded through this DSHS program.