Creating Communities of Care: How Charter Schools Can Develop Systems That Support Student Mental Health
This resource aims to help charter schools adapt to the changing needs of their students and staff. It focuses on improving student mental health and well-being to set the foundation for school community wellness.
The resource also covers the research base and student and community well-being strategies aligned with the U.S. Department of Education’s Return to School Roadmap.
It contains three parts:
- Section 1 summarizes research linking good mental health and well-being to positive outcomes for students and schools
- Section 2 provides strategies for supporting mental health and well-being and highlights how three charter organizations respond to student and staff needs
- Section 3 describes how to use continuous improvement to create systems that support communities of care or refine existing systems
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