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White House Announces Actions to Support Youth Mental Health

The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced two new actions to strengthen school-based mental health services and address the youth mental health crisis. Nearly $300 million in funding will be awarded to expand access to mental health services in schools, and governors are being encouraged to invest more in school-based mental health services. Learn More

Visit’s New Communications Center recently launched a Communications Center to help support your school or district’s safety efforts. Explore the center to download and share the latest one-pagers, infographics, newsletters, and webinar presentations. Visit the Center

U.S. Transitions to 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently announced the launch of the new 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, an easy-to-remember three-digit number for 24/7 crisis care. The Lifeline offers free and confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Learn More

New Report Examines School Shootings, Bullying, and Other Safety Incidents in K-12 Schools

The National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics recently released the Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2021, providing new data on topics such as school shootings, criminal victimization, and bullying in K-12 schools. Among other findings, the report showed increases in school shootings and cyberbullying over the last decade, while the rate of nonfatal violent victimization at schools decreased. Download the Report

Upcoming Opportunities

Learn about upcoming events, grants, and other opportunities for your school or district.

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Youth Violence Prevention Program
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American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief
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Facebook Live: The Youth Mental Health Crisis
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The Role of School Mental Health Professionals in Supporting School Safety Efforts
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Grants Finder Tool

Grants Finder Tool

Use the Grants Finder Tool to find applicable funding opportunities to help keep your school community safe.

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State Search Tool

State Search Tool

Discover your state’s school safety programs and regional contacts from federal agencies. These contacts and programs can be a resource to you as you build your school safety plan.

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Safety Readiness Tool

Safety Readiness Tool

Identify the efforts you’re taking to address the foundational elements of school safety. Get a personalized action plan with next steps and resources for your school to consider.

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