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The School Care Team offers evidence-based programs, along with customized presentations backed by science and created by educators. We partner with state and local agencies so that you know we present material that is current and practical. 

These are just some of the things we can do for you!

Sources of Strength

Sources of Strength is a strengths-based suicide prevention and wellness program recognized within SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). As an upstream program, Sources of Strength is truly preventive and effectively leverages peer leaders and adult advisors to positively shift school culture.  
 
Sources of Strength encourages members of a school community to identify their personal strengths and recognize any gaps in eight categories of protective factors: 

  • Family support  

  • Positive friends

  • Mentors

  • Healthy Activities

  • Generosity

  • Spirituality

  • Physical Health

  • Mental Health
     

Through strategic messaging campaigns, youth interact with and apply these strengths, become more connected and resilient when they face challenging times, and are more likely to seek help when they struggle with anger, anxiety, and sadness, or depression.  
 
According to Sources of Strength, schools report the following outcomes in youth participants:  

  •  Increased connectedness to adults  

  • Increased school engagement  

  • Increased likelihood of referring a suicidal friend to an adult
     

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  • Increased positive perceptions of adult support

  • Increased acceptability of seeking help

  • Largest increases amongst students with a history of suicide ideation

Finally, Sources of Strength aligns with several domains of work from the Indiana Department of Education’s Whole Child Implementation Checklist. The program’s strategic messaging campaigns have the potential to highlight and amplify students’ understanding of the seven Social-Emotional Competencies identified as part of the Indiana Department of Education’s School Mental Health Initiative. 

Restorative Practices

Restorative approaches are all about building community and strengthening relationships. Restorative approaches are based on the idea that when we feel part of a supportive community, we respect others in that community and become accountable to each other. 

Wellness Recovery Action Planning

WRAP® is a wellness approach that helps people to:

1. Decrease and prevent intrusive or troubling feelings and                    behaviors

2. Increase personal empowerment

3. Improve quality of life

4. Achieve their own life goals and dreams.

Connecting Teachers

1. Wellness for teachers means wellness for students!

2. Teacher Cafes allow staff to discuss challenges using a productive            forum.

3. Our online platform keeps teachers connected.

QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer

1. QPR can be learned in the Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour.

2. Basic life-saving skills are expected requirements for many                        professions. QPR is a similar life-saving skill set that should be                  learned and practiced.