These resources are designed to support educators when they have evidence that the challenging behavior is caused by a mental health concern or diagnosis.
Mobile crisis response teams are provided across the state of Iowa’s 14 MHDS service regions. It is a FREE crisis service and outreach is available 24/7. Mobile crisis response services are provided on-site, in-person interventions for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis, including suicidal ideation. Mobile crisis response services are provided in the individual’s home, school, or at any other location where the individual lives, works, attends school or socializes. Mobile response staff are dispatched immediately after crisis screening has determined the appropriate level of care. Response time is within 60 minutes of dispatch. Services are provided by mental health professionals through various partnerships with mental health providers across the state. Contacts are based on region. The above link provides the contact information to access the mobile crisis center by county.
“The Mid-America MHTTC serves the four states of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri (Region 7) with a focus on Federally-Qualified Community Health Centers, schools, and mental health training programs. Across the four-state region of Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas, the Mid-America MHTTC will serve to align mental health systems and professional competencies with evidence-based mental health practices by providing free training and technical assistance on a variety of topics germane to effective mental health practice.”
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a resource that provides information related to warning signs, mental health conditions, NAMI Blogs, statistics, treatment, fact sheets, and information on public policy. NAMI also provides resources to help community members find support as well as advocacy opportunities.
- Focusing on the 19 behaviors most essential for a positive school culture
- Promoting Adolescents Prosocial Behavior
- CHAMPS – Classwide Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
- Tips From Dr. Marzano – The tips are from Marzano’s book “The Highly Engaged Classroom”
Apps should be combined with direct instruction and practice.
- Smiling Mind
- Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame
- Mindshift App
- Goodbye Anger
- Stop, Breathe and Think
- Kid Coping Puzzles