Student and Family Support (SFS)

Safe & Supportive Schools

Safe & Supportive Schools News Headlines
04/30/2021 MA announces an opportunity for additional districts to join the 2021-2022 comprehensive school mental health network (CoIIN). Information sessions (optional) will be held Tuesday, May 11 (10–10:30am); Friday, May 14 (12:30–1pm); and Thursday, May 20 (2–2:30pm), 2021. Applications will be available in early May and due June 4, 2021. Register online to sign up for a session or to receive the application.
04/30/2021 Sign-up to receive the DESE-SEL newsletter and/or information about opportunities to strengthen comprehensive school mental health efforts
07/23/2020 COVID-19 General Information and Resources & Mental and Behavioral Health Resources

Providing a safe and supportive learning environment is a key to helping students develop essential skills and knowledge necessary for college and career readiness. A wide range of services and supports are needed to establish and maintain these learning environments. This web page outlines a number of Department of Elementary and Secondary Education programs and related resources that can help school districts and communities build safe and supportive learning environments for all students.

Safe and Supportive Schools Framework/Tool:

Additional resources related to safe and supportive schools:

Last Updated: April 30, 2021

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