PIVOT TO PREVENTION
Pivot2Prevention: A Toolbox for School-Based Mental Health
In high-poverty Communities of Color, opportunities for children, youth, and families to easily access consistent, relevant, high-quality, and evidence-based clinical supports are scarce. By leveraging available resources, making smart investments, and working in coordination with community partners, schools and districts are then positioned to deliver comprehensive supports to children, youth, and families.
There is no better time than the present to expand and integrate clinical and evidence-based supports into our public school systems. We encourage communities to use and disseminate the tools that we have developed and, if needed, we also provide coaching and technical assistance to support successful implementation of the tools.
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Tools for School Systems
S1 Financing Clinical Services
How many more students could you support by leveraging Medicaid dollars? Develop a picture of how this project could unlock resources for your students
S2 System Assessment Guide
Is your district ready to implement school-based mental health? This checklist will guide you through assessing elements already in place and what you still need.
S3 Current Resources Evaluation
Use this tool to identify the gaps in mental health services at the schoolhouse level to ensure every student is being supported.
S4 Making the Clinical Match
How do you find an external clinical partner, assess their ability to partner and leverage Medicaid? Use this tool to find out.
S5 Roles and Responsibilities
Make sure everyone is on the same page with their role in the project—this document outlines best practice roles for schools, partners and intermediaries.
S6 Roadmap of Support
Easily explain what the process looks like for an individual student. This infographic illustrates the case of a student who needs school-based mental health supports.
S7 Frequently Asked Questions
Get your teachers and staff on board with this FAQ sheet designed to answer their most common questions and concerns.
S8 Referral Form
An adaptable resource for schools and clinical partners to use at the point of referral.
Tools for Support Teams
T1 Referral Team Training
Dive into the nuts and bolts of an effective school-based referral team with the right people and the right approach to match students to the supports they need.
T2 Sample Meeting Agenda
This sample agenda will help your referral team conceptualize how to structure an effective and efficient meeting guided by student data.
T3 Case Management Student Record
Make sure no student falls through the cracks. Your referring
teams can use this adaptable template to monitor the progress of individual students.
T4 Referral Tracking Template
This adaptable tracking template will ensure that schools and partners stay on the same page from the point of referral to delivery of services.
T5 Script for Family Outreach
Family buy-in is essential. Ensure that your schools are introducing mental health services in a way that encourages caretakers to opt in to services for their child.
Information for Families
F1 FAQs for Families
This family-facing flier will help you explain school-based
mental health services to caretakers and address some of their common questions.
F2 Clinician Bio Sheets
Put a face to your mental health provider to make families feel more comfortable. This template will allow you to “introduce” the clinician to families.
Pivot2Prevention materials developed with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
"Their arc is incredible - to grow out of an idea of the Mayor's office and to become something that is now bringing millions of dollars from the state to Providence to do good work for kids"— Non-profit Executive