1. Sesame Street in Communities: Bilingual Multimedia Tools

    The Sesame Street in Communities website has hundreds of bilingual multimedia tools to help families enrich and expand their knowledge during a child’s early years from birth through age 6. There are many resources available for community providers, such as Coping with Incarceration, Helping Kids Grieve, and Autism, that use...
  2. Healing of the Canoe Program Supports Tribal Youth Wellness

    Culturally Grounded Life Skills for Youth (Healing of the Canoe) is a curriculum for Native youth focused on suicide and substance abuse prevention. It was designed to be adapted by Native communities using community-specific traditions and beliefs to strengthen youths’ connection to their communities and cultures, and strengthen their hope...
  3. Hope Squad: School-Based Peer Advocate Program To Prevent Suicide

    Hope Squad® is a school-based peer support program that empowers selected students to take action to improve the school environment. Hope Squad members are trained to recognize if they or their peers are at risk for suicide as well as how to encourage peers to seek help from a trusted...
  4. After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools

    This toolkit is designed to assist schools in the aftermath of a suicide (or other death) in the school community. Developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), in consultation with a diverse group of national experts, including school-based personnel, clinicians, researchers,...
  5. EMPATHY: Program Designed To Promote Mental Health Skills in Youth

    A University of Alberta pilot program designed to promote mental health skills in youth significantly lessened cases of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. The EMPATHY (Empowering a Multimodal Pathway Towards Health Youth) program, which ran in Red Deer public schools from 2013 to 2015, was offered to more than 6,000...
  6. Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence: A Toolkit for Law Enforcement

    The “Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence” toolkit is designed to equip law enforcement professionals with trauma-informed, developmentally-appropriate tools to identify and minimize threats to child safety, foster closer engagement between law enforcement and youth, and maximize both officer safety and positive outcomes for children and families. The...
  7. Scrambled Heads: A Children’s Guide to Mental Health

    Scrambled Heads is children’s book about mental health. The book can support children who are suffering with their mental health, but also their siblings, family, friends, classmates and also children of parents who are suffering with poor mental health. The book is easy to understand and explains mental health in...