Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, the Center is a partnership between researchers and school districts working together to enhance the capacity of rural schools to address youth mental health concerns.
Together, we will develop and evaluate a comprehensive approach to improving student mental health through early identification, prevention, and intervention for rural schools.
The work of the Center will culminate in the Early Identification System, a comprehensive web-based system for rural schools to identify, prevent, and intervene on student mental health concerns. The Center will develop a policy toolkit for state and national policymakers, offices of public instruction, and school districts to inform decision makers on the current trends and knowledge gained in best practices in rural school mental health.
The current Early Identification System model includes:
Web-based professional development and coaching to support the implementation of selected interventions