EMPOWERING
HEALTHIER FREQUENCIES

Project AWARE Indiana is committed to Changing the Frequency—developing demonstration sites in three socioeconomically different communities since the Fall of 2018 (Cohort 1) while most recently expanding to include eight additional local education agencies (Cohort 2). All Project AWARE sites are working to create sustainable school-based mental health systems and supports for future statewide implementation.

COHORT 2
EXPANSION

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COHORT 1

Project Aware Kelly Picture
Avon Community School Logo

KRISTA FAY

This newfound support has allowed Avon to establish a district Mental Wellness Team, who collaboratively developed a programmatic structure aligned with the district’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) activities. Krista continues to ensure cohesion and smooth transition between Avon Community School Corporation and community mental health provider, Cummins.

AVON COMMUNITY SCHOOL PARTNERS
Cummins Behavioral Health System, Inc. Logo
Hendricks County Health Partnership Logo
Bring Change to Mind Logo
Hendricks County Mental Health and Wellness Coalition
Blue Butler University Logo
Care to Change Logo
Hendricks County Systems of Care Logo
Indiana Youth Institute Logo
Indiana Jobs for American's Graduates Logo
Project Aware Krista Picture
Perry Central Community Schools

KELLY CASH

During this time, they developed a unique SEL curriculum for grades K-12 using IDOE’s competencies and lesson plans. Additionally, two of the district’s mental health leaders attended a seven-day Conscious Discipline training and shared their learnings with all teachers at their Back to School Retreat. This helped create a shared vision and language for positive discipline and behavior supports. Perry’s efforts are strengthened by social workers and counselors who provide additional supports for referred students.

PERRY CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL PARTNERS
Blue Indiana Youth Services Association Logo
Indiana 21st Century Community Learning Center Logos
Cornerstone Counseling of Indiana Logo
LifeSpring Health Systems Logo
Indiana Department of Child Services Logo
Purdue Extension Logo
Perry County Strong Family Strong Community Logo
Crisis Connections Logo
Project Aware Megan Picture
Virgo County School Corporation

DR. MEGAN KIRK

Vigo has strengthened their partnership with a community mental health provider to provide Youth Mental First Aid trainings for educators, mental health workers, and additional school staff. In 2019, 209 Vigo participants took part in this training to decrease stigma associated with mental health problems and increase knowledge of early warning signs of mental illness. Vigo continues to offer Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings to faculty and staff—enabling them to better assist students that may be experiencing a mental health crisis.

VIGO COUNTY COMMUNITY SCHOOL PARTNERS
Mental Health America Wabash Valley Region Logo
Hamilton Center Inc Logo
FSA Counseling Center Logo
Vigo County Education Foundation
Team of Mercy Logo
Peace Learning Center Logo
Indiana State University Logo
Harsha Behavioral Center Logo
Vigo County Public Library Logo
Hope Squad Organization Logo
Bring Change to Mind Logo

Interested in connecting with a Project AWARE representative at the state level?

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STUDENT WELLNESS PRACTICES & SUPPORTS DATABASE

Made in partnership with Project AWARE, the Indiana Department of Education, and the Indiana University School of Social Work—the Student Wellness Practices and Supports database serves the public in the identification and promotion of practices, programs, and implementation strategies that each Indiana public school district employs to advance student wellness.

ACCESS HERE

Project Aware Kelly Picture

KRISTA FAY
This newfound support has allowed Avon to establish a district Mental Wellness Team, who collaboratively developed a programmatic structure aligned with the district’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) activities. Krista continues to ensure cohesion and smooth transition between Avon Community School Corporation and community mental health provider, Cummins.

AVON COMMUNITY SCHOOL PARTNERS
Cummins Behavioral Health System, Inc. Logo
Hendricks County Health Partnership Logo
Red Indiana University Bring Change 2 Mind Logo
Hendricks County Mental Health and Wellness Coalition
Blue Butler University Logo
Care to Change Logo
Hendricks County Systems of Care Logo
Indiana Youth Institute Logo
Indiana Jobs for American's Graduates Logo
Project Aware Krista Picture

KELLY CASH
During this time, they developed a unique SEL curriculum for grades K-12 using IDOE’s competencies and lesson plans. Additionally, two of the district’s mental health leaders attended a seven-day Conscious Discipline training and shared their learnings with all teachers at their Back to School Retreat. This helped create a shared vision and language for positive discipline and behavior supports. Perry’s efforts are strengthened by social workers and counselors who provide tier-two supports.

PERRY CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL PARTNERS
Virtual Consult MD Logo
Blue Indiana Youth Services Association Logo
Cornerstone Counseling of Indiana Logo
LifeSpring Health Systems Logo
Indiana 21st Century Community Learning Center Logos
Purdue Extension Logo
Indiana Department of Child Services Logo
Perry County Strong Family Strong Community Logo
Crisis Connections Logo
Project Aware Megan Picture

DR. MEGAN KIRK
Vigo has strengthened their partnership with community health provider to provide Youth Mental First Aid trainings for educators, mental health workers, and additional school staff. In 2019, 209 Vigo participants took part in this training to decrease stigma associated with mental health problems and increase knowledge of early warning signs of mental illness. Vigo continues to offer Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings to faculty and staff—enabling them to better assist students that may be experiencing a mental health crisis.

VIGO COUNTY COMMUNITY SCHOOL PARTNERS
Mental Health America Wabash Valley Region Logo
Hamilton Center Inc Logo
FSA Counseling Center Logo
Vigo County Education Foundation
Team of Mercy Logo
Peace Learning Center Logo
Indiana State University Logo
Vigo County Public Library Logo
Hope Squad Organization Logo
Harsha Behavioral Center Logo
Indiana University Bring Change 2 Mind

Interested in connecting with a Project AWARE representative at the state level?

LEARN MORE

STUDENT WELLNESS PRACTICES & SUPPORTS DATABASE

Made in partnership with Project AWARE, the Indiana Department of Education, and the Indiana University School of Social Work—the Student Wellness Practices and Supports database serves the public in the identification and promotion of practices, programs, and implementation strategies that each Indiana public school district employs to advance student wellness.

ACCESS HERE

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Indiana Department of Education
Division of Mental Health and Addiction

All activities and resources shown on this website are a result of the FY 2018 Project AWARE –SEA grant awarded to the Indiana Department of Education by the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), FOA, No. SM-18-006, CFDA No. 93.243.