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STOP the Threat: Mental Health Promotion in Schools

Mon, April 12, 2:50 to 3:50pm EDT (2:50 to 3:50pm EDT), Division E, Division E - Section 1 Poster Sessions


School violence continues to haunt the Nation, and the conversation of how to prevent school violence reverberates nationally. To address school threats, state and national offices are continuing to provide school districts with funding support to implement evidence-based safety programs within school districts. This study examined school districts in Texas that have implemented best practice-based programs and research-based practices that promoted mental health within their school district to eliminate threats. The findings of the study will provide other school districts within the state and nation strategies to continue reducing possible threats towards students and teachers.