The purpose of Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) is to increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth; provide training in Youth Mental Health First Aid; and connect children, youth, and families who may have behavioral health issues to appropriate services.
Goal 1: Increase participation of the community (including families and youth) and mental health providers (including school-based and community-based providers) in efforts to identify the mental health resources available to meet the needs of students and families.
Goal 2: Increase awareness and identification of mental health and behavior concerns, and student and family access to mental health providers through the PBIS framework in Georgia Project AWARE (GPA) schools.
Goal 3: Increase the percentage of Georgia youth and families receiving needed mental health services through collaboration with community mental health providers.
Goal 4: Train educators, first responders, parents and youth group leaders to respond to mental health needs of youth by providing FREE training in Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA).
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No. The intent of the Project AWARE grant is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated, and integrated program for advancing wellness and resilience in educational settings for school-aged youth.
All of the Project AWARE activities are designed to build wellness and resilience in youth. We want all children to be successful in our school environment. Many of the Project AWARE activities will be integrated into the school day for all students. You will be contacted by the school if your child is recommended for additional supports through the Project AWARE grant. You may speak with your school about opting out of activities.
The purpose of universal screening is to identify ways the school can better meet the needs of all children. When we analyze the screening data, we will determine additional supports that are needed school-wide, in individual classrooms, and for individual groups of students. The intent of the screening process is to identify how we can increase the success of all kids in the school environment.
Listed below are several initiatives and interventions that are either in place or in the planning stages of other programs.
Not all Interventions are in place at all schools. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like more information.