Secondary Education
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Improving the Mental Health and Well-being of Washington Students
Project AWARE works to 1) improve school climate and safety, 2) improve access to mental health services for children and youth, and 3) to increase awareness of mental health issues.

Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) Increases awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth, including training in mental health for school personnel, families and community members.

Project AWARE purpose, goals, approaches, interventions and outcomes:



More information regarding Project AWARE.

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Battle Ground School District

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Marysville School District

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Shelton School District

Mandy Paradise
Project AWARE Program Supervisor
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Ph: 360-725-6248 | email:


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Strengthening School Mental Health Systems

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Project AWARE offers no cost trainings that are in-person and open to parents, school staff, and other community members in Washington State. The all-day training teaches adults how to identify and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse among youth.


   Updated 3/8/2018

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