Becoming a “Distinguished School of Mental Health & Wellness” is an honor and a national recognition. This recognition represents a school’s commitment to ensuring that all students can succeed and a shared belief that mental health needs matter and need to be supported. It requires the time and financial commitment of school staff, district leadership, and parents/community.
School cohorts are started only three times per year. This is a highly selective, intensive, and rigorous 12-month process that involves: teamwork and collaboration, training, evidence gathering, reflection, observations, site visits, and progress monitoring. The final step is a review and audit by a panel of educators and mental health professionals.
The first step towards becoming a “Distinguished School of Mental Health & Wellness” is to complete the below form. A member of the DSMHW team will contact you within a few days to discuss the process.
Someone will respond within 48 hours. Please check your bulk email box. Also, please let your tech department know to add “DSMHW.org” to your district’s approved email list. Thank you!