Mental Health & Wellness
Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health illness. More than 1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime and every American is impacted through their friends and family. Take action to help others by fighting stigma, providing support, education and advocacy for your students with these resources.
Resources and Links
Please Note: A program or website being mentioned here does not imply endorsement by the School Board of Broward County and does not necessarily reflect its views. Please contact the program developers directly for the most current information.
BCPS Mental Health & Wellness Portal
BCPS Mental Health Resources and Activities for Elementary Schools: in Canvas
BCPS Mental Health Resources for Secondary Schools:in Canvas
BCPS Mental Health and Wellness FAQ for Parents and Guardians
CDC’s Resources for Parents and Families
Childrens Mental Health Promotion Toolkit
Depression in Children and Adolescents
Developmental Assets: Grounded in extensive research in youth development, resiliency, and prevention, the 40 Developmental Assets represent the relationships, opportunities, and personal qualities that young people need to avoid risks and to thrive.
Family Central: promotes children’s success by providing quality family support and educational services.
First Call for Help: Dial 211 for information and resources.
Florida Department of Education
FREE Prevention Resources: a list of materials and curriculum divided into the four strands of prevention.
Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT): helps schools select or develop appropriate and effective health education curricula and improve the delivery of health education.
Long Live Kids is delivered by Concerned Children’s Advertisers provides children, parents and educators with tools (lessons, videos, etc.) for healthy eating, violence prevention, active living and improved media literacy.
Mental Health Language Matters
National Institute of Mental Health, 1-301-496-4000
Parenting Special Needs: online magazine serving the special needs population.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG): promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.
Registries of Programs Effective in Reducing Youth Risk Behaviors: Various federal agencies have identified youth-related programs that they consider worthy of recommendation based on expert opinion or a review of design and research evidence. These programs focus on different health topics, risk behaviors, and settings including violence.
SAMHSA, National Mental Health Information Center
Student Support Services Project
Supporting Children in the Aftermath of Crisis and Loss
Data and Surveys
Quality data guides all the best service provision. We use data to make informed decisions and to identify critical needs. Being data driven helps to shape every step we take in our prevention and intervention efforts. View some of the data sources we utilize on our Data and Surveys webpage.