Schools can engage community-based organizations as powerful partners in achieving sustainable and equitable well-being for families. In this audiocast, you’ll hear about how Seaford Public School District has established a systemic approach to addressing behavioral health that engages families and the community to help school staff identify the root causes of behavioral challenges and determine the relevant, community-rooted strategies for supporting students.
Resources to Share
- Effective School-Community Partnerships to Support School Mental Health
This knowledge and practice brief provides a succinct description of the need for school-based mental health and an overview of strong multi-tiered approaches. It also includes high-level approaches to creating a community map and a thorough breakdown of the key elements of an MOU.
- PBIS Cultural Responsiveness Field Guide
This field guide created by the Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) offers resources for practitioners on integrating culturally responsive practices into their behavior systems.
- "Locked Out of the Classroom: How Implicit Bias Contributes to Disparities in School Discipline"
Though focused on the impact of implicit bias on school discipline, this article by the Legal Defense Fund provides a useful summary of definitions and data related to implicit bias, stereotype threat, and other ways that bias can show up in classrooms and schools.
- Evolving Community Schools and Transforming Student/Learning Supports
The Center for Mental Health in Schools released this report on how to create systems that can transform student and learning supports through school-home-community collaboratives through a unified, comprehensive, and equitable system of interventions.
By the Numbers
Seaford School District
|Location||Seaford School District, Seaford, DE|
|Number of Students||3,465|
|Grades Served||Pre-K - 12|
|School Model||Traditional Public School District|
|Conditions for Equitable Learning & Development||Learning Environment, System|
Student Demographic data sourced from nces.ed.gov. NCES lists Latinx as “Hispanic” and Native American as “American Indian.”