Notice.Talk.Act.™ at School

School Mental Health Education Program

Our Notice. Talk. Act. at School approach helps staff build relationships, Notice when a student might be showing signs of mental health and other distress, how to Talk to them to show care and concern, and Act when appropriate to connect the student to support services.

 
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Notice.Talk.Act.™ at School - An Overview:

Mental health concerns in students are real, may be painful and, if left untreated, can have serious, life changing consequences. Early recognition, intervention and treatment of mental health concerns make a positive and lasting difference in an adolescent's life.

For more than 10 years the Typical or Troubled?® School Mental Health Education Program equipped teachers, coaches and school personnel with the knowledge needed to recognize the warning signs of mental health concerns and what course of action to take in addressing potential issues.

From 2017 - 2019 we spent our time redeveloping our curriculum and delivery model, pilot testing the new Notice.Talk.Act.™ at School program in 2019.

The Notice.Talk.Act.™ at School program trains educational staff to:

  • NOTICE Warning Signs
  • TALK About Mental Health
  • ACT Appropriately in Referring Students to Resources

The Notice.Talk.Act.™ at School Program Components:

  1. E-Learning Module (30-40 mins)
  2. Classroom Module Designed to be Tailor to your School
  3. Online Assessments
  4. 18-months of Learning with New Courses based on your Schools Assessments

The Classroom Portion of the program can be brought to your local school community through our train-the-trainer model. If your school district needs additional support and guidance, we can offer a tailored delivery plan.

To learn more about Notice. Talk. Act.™ at School and to bring the curriculum to your school, please contact us


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as it provided a concise platform of how to support students with every stakeholder in the building.”

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“Notice. Talk. Act.™ at School empowers teachers

to know what to do in a number of different scenarios. Having a toolbox with a variety of avenues and strategies is priceless.

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“The program allows staff

to have an easier way to notify counselors if they had a concern with a student.”

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“Key benefits of the program:

More conversations with stakeholders about mental health, ability to get more students who are struggling with mental health issues, and proactive approach rather than reactive approach with identifying signs of mental health issue.”

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“I loved the real-world scenarios

that your curriculum utilized during training. I also love the Notice. Talk. Act.™ magnet as a quick refresh of the steps to remember.”

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Program Contacts

Christopher Seeley, MSW
Program Director, School and Justice Initiatives
202-559-3101
Tanya Thabjan, MPP, PMP
Program Manager, School and Justice Initiatives
202-559-3284
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