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Guide to K-12 Student Wellbeing

Strategies to Recognize, Document, and Support Students in Distress

Guide to K-12 Student Wellbeing

Learn Strategies to Support Students in Distress and Reduce Violence in Schools

Recognize, Document, and Address Low-Level Concerns

Adopt a proactive approach to building a culture of school safety by empowering all staff with software to securely catalog concerns.

Develop a Holistic, Student-Centered Approach

Design enhanced support structures and wraparound services to address students in distress at the earliest opportunities.

Enact Early Intervention 

Understand how early intervention supports student wellbeing, prevents violence, and improves overall student outcomes.

Use Technology to Build Student Chronologies

Explore how technology can reduce silos of information and streamline behavioral threat assessment.

“We cannot wait until a small problem has grown into a crisis before we take action. With a comprehensive, wraparound approach, our school counselors, nurses, psychologists, and social workers are better equipped to identify needs for services and support. They can take a truly proactive approach to student safety and wellbeing.”

Dewey G. Cornell, Ph.D., Principal developer of the Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines and forensic clinical psychologist, University of Virginia

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the Guide

What's Inside


Lessons Learned Through the Years

Chapter 1 - The State of Student Wellbeing

Critical wellbeing issues affecting students include cyberbullying, human trafficking, sexual assault, teen dating violence, and suicide. Gain insights into the prevalence and impact of these issues across educational environments and set the stage for discussing effective student wellbeing policies.

Chapter 2 - Low-level concerns and the causes of student (mis)behaviors

Low-level concerns in student behavior can be early indicators of underlying issues. See how early intervention and support strategies can help prevent these behaviors from escalating into crises.

Chapter 3 - Student Wellbeing Policy Best Practices

Initiate steps towards a team-centric approach to Suicide Risk Management and Behavioral Threat Assessment (BTA) to create a holistic strategy for violence prevention and ensuring student wellbeing through actionable policies and practices.

Chapter 4 - The Role of Technology in Student Wellbeing Management

This chapter discusses how integrating all student wellbeing policies within a centralized, secure system improves the efficiency of counselors and mental health professionals by:

  • Supporting the seamless transfer of student data,
  • Ensuring the consistent application of safety protocols,
  • Reducing liability through comprehensive case management and data security,
  • Improving early intervention capabilities by providing a holistic view of student wellbeing.
  • Chapter 5 - Resources for Student Wellbeing

    Discover resources available to support schools and student mental health in the following categories:

  • Behavioral Threat Assessment
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Other Student Wellbeing Resources
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