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Crisis Aware

  • Crisis Aware Grant provides crisis/suicide prevention awareness training to FSS Therapists, School Social Workers, School Counselors and School Psychologists to quickly identify any student at any school with a crisis-level mental health concern and provide de-escalation strategies to keep the student safe while connecting to appropriate resources.

    Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a 2-day training teaching how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, providing skilled intervention, and developing a safety plan to keep someone alive. These skills are valuable skills can be utilized inside or outside of the school setting with a youth or an adult.

    LivingWorks Start teaches trainees to recognize when someone is thinking about suicide and connect them to help and support through a 90-minute online interactive training session.

    Interested in completing the LivingWorks Start 90-minute session? Register here:

    For more information regarding Crisis Aware, ASIST, or Start, contact Ellen Menendez, 904-390-2120

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  • Project RISE is a grant that was awarded to Duval County Public Schools to examine ways to reduce inequities in student environments, address discipline disproportionality, improve teacher well-being and stress management, improve school climate and decrease emotional and behavioral problems. This work is implemented in 2 cohorts of 4 identified Middle Schools per cohort. There is an Interconnected Systems Framework Coach and 2 RISE clinicians working with school and community partners utilizing data based decision making to identify and support interventions for students in need.


    For information on Project Rise contact Michele Johnson at


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  • In collaboration with Hope Street, DCPS Behavioral Health is implementing Trust-Based Relational Invervention (TBRI) as part of the ReCAST grant. The purpose of this program is to assist high-risk youth and families and promote resilience and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest through implementation of evidence-based violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs, as well as linkages to trauma-informed behavioral health services.

    The goals of ReCAST include:

    • Building a foundation to promote well-being, resiliency, and community healing through community-based participatory approaches
    • Strengthening the integration of behavioral health services and other community systems to address the social determinants of health
    • Creating more equitable access to trauma informed community behavioral health resources
    • Ensuring that program services are culturally specific and developmentally appropriate

    For more information about ReCAST, contact Katrina Taylor at