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Safe and Supportive Schools Self-Reflection Tool

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This self-assessment tool for schools is designed to assess current activities and strategies that the staff and programs in your school engage in to create a supportive school environment. This tool is intended to assist with documenting current practices that support students` behavioral health at all intervention levels, ranging from the whole school community to individual students that require more intensive supports. It also examines the role of various school professionals and staff in providing these supports. This tool provides a general guideline for strategies to implement in the future. The state`s Task Force on Behavioral Health and Public Schools (BHPS) drafted this tool and the Department will be periodically updating and revising it. It may be helpful to revisit your school`s responses to this tool on a regular (e.g., quarterly, annual) basis to review progress and continually work towards full implementation on a range of practices that address and remove the barriers to learning.

You indicate the time period of submission on this home page (to the right), and you can submit new answers in a later response period as well and compare the two (or more) time periods. If you have questions on this or other aspects of the tool or framework, see "For More Info" below


Contact Information

Framework Document (as web page)

Framework Document (as Word doc)

Username/Password information:

- For School Team Members: How to get usernames/passwords
- For others interested in looking at the tool: How to sign in to preview the screens

NOTE: The Final BHPS Task Force Report outlines recommendations to state policy makers related to this work:

Word PDF.