Caring Across Communities


With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 15 sites across the U.S. developed model mental health programs that engage schools, families, students, mental health agencies and other community organizations to build effective, easily-accessible services for children and youth.

Each of the 15 funded sites describes its objectives, target populations, community partners and services provided. New resources will be added to each of the Grantee’s pages in the upcoming months. Check the bottom of each page to see what’s new!

Asian American Recovery Services
Children’s Crisis Treatment Center
Children’s Hospital Boston
Duke University
Family Service Association of Bucks County
Imperial County Office of Education
Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic
Los Angeles Unified School District
Minneapolis Public Schools
NYU School of Medicine
Portland Public Schools
Santa Cruz Community Counseling Center
The Village Family Service Center
UNC at Chapel Hill
World Relief-Chicago



Caring Across Communities Briefing Kit

Tips for Mental Health Interpretation: Practice-Based Guidance for Working with Interpreters in Mental Health Settings

January 2008

Issue Brief #1: Screening and Assessing Immigrant and Refugee Youth in School-Based Mental Health Programs

May 2008

Issue Brief #2: Partnering With Parents and Families to Support Immigrant and Refugee Children at School

June 2009

Helping Immigrant and Refugee Students Succeed: It’s Not Just What Happens in the Classroom

November 2009

Comparative Case Study of Caring Across Communities

May 24, 2010

Children of Immigrants and Refugees: What the Research Tells Us

April 2011


At the 2007, 2008, April 2009 and October 2009 grantee meetings, national experts provided guidance on program management, funding, and mental health service delivery challenges, among other topics.


Mental Health Screening in Schools, Joshua Kaufman, School Mental Health Services, Los Angeles Unified School District

October 2007

Beyond Exceptional Care: A Communications Imperative – Attracting, Keeping and Growing Support for the Well-Being of Children of Immigrants and Refugees

October 2007


New Initiative Will Fund School-Based Mental Health Services for Children and Youth

June 15, 2006

RWJF Announces New School-Connected Mental Health Services

March 1, 2007