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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:


Mental Health and High School Curriculum Resource
Project AWARE in collaboration with Prevent-Avert-Respond (PAR) Mental Health Initiative in Pierce County and the Jordan Binion Project is piloting a curriculum resource on mental health for use in junior and high school health classes. Mental Health & High School curriculum resource details and participation requirements

Mental Health & High School Curriculum Resource

2017-2018 school year


Teachers. Especially Health and CTE teachers. This opportunity is open to all schools (Grades 9-12)

Participation requirements

A 1-day Teacher Training is required. Schools/teachers interested in teaching the curriculum resource must participate in a 1-day, 8 hour Teacher Training. 

Trainers will provide the 1-day Teacher Training starting 2017. We will work to offer clock hours for the 1-day trainings. We will also work to bring a trainer to districts willing to host a 1-day session.

Rolling registration for training.

Registration (if you cannot attend a training below, use this link)

Training Opportunities (select one)

NOTE: Educators or teachers should have support from their building administrator to attend. We request all educators work with their school counselors and/or student support teams prior to implementing this curriculum resource guide.

December 6, 2017 – Teacher Training
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

2018 trainings

January 19, 2018 - Teacher Training

January 29, 2018 - Teacher Training

March 6, 2018 - Teacher Training

The curriculum resource aligns well with the revised Health and Physical Education K12 Learning Standards. Our goal is to empower teachers to provide direct instruction on mental health awareness.

Please email Mandy Paradise at to get further notifications of this opportunity and to participate.

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.

Our Vision
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. We suggest the following resources, frameworks, and guidance.

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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