Effectively Integrating School Behavioral Health Frameworks to Promote Student Success

This guide is intended to help educators and education leaders understand the main components of the most prominent school behavioral health frameworks and approaches utilized in the District of Columbia (DC) public (DCPS) and public charter schools (DCPCS), as well as best practices associated with the successful integration of two or more frameworks within a school. We focus on frameworks because they are action-oriented approaches that influence the organizational structure, relationships, and pedagogy of the whole school and help direct many school-based activities and decisions (see sidebar for definitions). Although focused on DC, the information can guide other jurisdictions on ways to implement and integrate individual frameworks to better meet school needs.