A Legacy of Safer Schools and Healthier Students
Lower rates of violence. Reductions in drug abuse. Increased availability and delivery of mental health services and family support. After more than a decade and a half, these are the types of successes the Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) Initiative has had in cities, towns, counties, and states across the United States.
The SS/HS Initiative recognizes that violence among young people is caused by a multitude of factors—including early childhood experiences, family life, mental health, and substance abuse issues—and that no single action can be counted on to prevent it. As such, the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative takes a comprehensive approach, drawing on the best practices and the latest thinking in education, justice, social services, and mental health to help communities take action. Learn more.