For a summary of how the new mandated mental health education instruction fits into California Health Education courses, download this infographic:CA Health Education and SB 224 Infographic
Check out this one pager summarizing SB 224 to create awareness of the mental health education requirements and share with administrators, teachers, educators, counselors, mental health professionals, parents/guardians, and others in your school community.
Mental Health Education Instructional Materials Assessment Tools: To help educators assess curriculum, supplemental materials, and other instructional materials used for the purpose of teaching mental health education to middle or high school students, check out the following tools that include a list of all the SB 224 Education Code requirements districts and schools must ensure is included in their instruction.
Grade 7-8: Mental Health Education Instructional Materials Assessment Tool
Grade 9-12: Mental Health Education Instructional Materials Assessment Tool
Mental Health Resources (CDE): This Mental Health Resource page provides strategies, resources, and training in psychological and mental health issues, including coping with tragedy, crisis intervention and prevention, school psychology and suicide prevention.
WEL Lab (Wellness Education Lab): Practical and empowering mental health training. Each module offers three different versions for three unique audiences: students (13+), parents/guardians, and educators/school staff. Parents/guardians modules are also available in Spanish. Additional Resources for Educators.
Model Mental Health Posters
Model mental health posters, developed in response to Assembly Bill 748. This bill requires each school site in California serving pupils in grades 6 to 12 to create a poster that identifies approaches and shares resources regarding pupil mental health. The poster must be prominently and conspicuously displayed in appropriate public areas that are accessible to, and commonly frequented by, pupils at each local educational agency (LEA) school site. Developed by California Department of Education in collaboration with San Diego County Office of Education and their statewide youth group.