Confident Action and Referral by Educators (CARE) is a research-backed, web-based course to provide educators and other school staff guidance to help students who may be going through difficult times. The program is designed to give educators the tools and confidence to identify students who may be at risk for emotional or behavioral distress, including suicide, substance use, violence, and sexual abuse. The module meets the criteria set forth by RCW 28A.320.127 which requires educators receive training on how to recognize and respond to students experiencing emotional or behavioral distress. CARE may be taken individually or in a group, and a Facilitator Guide is provided to guide staff through the specific examples, discussion questions, additional resources, and role play exercises.
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
COVID19 Guidance: Screening for Suicide Risk during Telehealth Visits, which presents evidence-based best practices that health systems and providers can take to provide suicide risk screening for telehealth visits COVID Guidance: Screening for Suicide Risk during Telehealth Visits.
Headspace for Educators offers free access to all K–12 teachers, school administrators, and supporting staff in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. Helping you be kind to yourself, your health, and guide your students and their parents through this difficult time.
ESD 113, True North Behavioral Health
The True North Behavioral Health Resources webpage provides resources for teachers, school mental health staff, youth, and families offered in our region.
Education resources including mental health for kids and families during the Coronavirus pandemic. A menu of helpful links and posts supporting families and educators as we adjust to our new learning environment at home. Follow their blog entries for the latest on how they are responding to COVID-19.
Washington State Safety Planning and Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) Guidance
The Basic Plan Template provides guidelines and suggestions to district or school staff on safety planning. This Worksheet expands on the Basic Plan Template, walking through the process section by section. This Guidance document provides definitions and steps in the process of developing a COOP. For a webinar on developing a COOP, see Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning and Developing a COOP Annex.