The National Community of Practice (CoP) on School Behavioral Health is co-led by the IDEA Partnership at NASDSE (funded by Office of Special Education Programs) and the Center for School Mental Health at the University of Maryland (funded by Health Resources and Services Administration).The focus of this Community is to collaboratively work to create a shared agenda across education, mental health and families.

The National Community now affiliates cross-stakeholder teams that have created 16 state CoPs modeled on the national exemplar. Community affiliates 19 national organizations and 9 technical assistance centers and coalesces them around the issues they share. Together the states, organizations and TA centers lead 12 issue-based Practice Groups that develop the content and design the interaction for of the National Conference on Advancing School Mental Health.

Who Cares About Kelsey?

The IDEA Partnership is a national outreach partner on the Who Cares About Kelsey? film and education project.  IDEA Partnership members and partners can receive a 50% discount on the Who Cares About Kelsey? Education DVD Kit, which contains the film, 11 mini-films and extensive educational materials.   Who Cares About Kelsey? documents the lives of students with emotional/behavioral challenges, and shows innovative educational approaches that help these students to succeed – while improving the overall school culture and climate. All films included in the Project are directed by Dan Habib (creator of Including Samuel). To learn more and to purchase the Kit, go to www.whocaresaboutkelsey.com/dvd.  To receive your 50% discount, please use the coupon code: Fledgling50.  This opportunity is made possible by a grant to the Who Cares About Kelsey? project from the Fledgling Foundation, and will last only until the first 200 discount coupons are utilized.