Project AWARE goals
The Idaho AWARE Project is part of the Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education (AWARE) initative, also known as Project AWARE.
The purpose of Project AWARE is to build or expand the capacity of State Educational Agencies. Bringing together State Mental Health Agencies overseeing school-aged youth and three local education agencies, we will work to:
- increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth,
- provide training for school personnel and other adults who interact with school-aged youth to detect and respond to mental health issues, and
- connect school-aged youth, who may have behavioral health issues, and their families to needed services.
Project AWARE is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Mental Health Services.
Participating local education agencies
Idaho AWARE Project staff
current list of Project staff (PDF).
Advisory Board members
current list of Advisory Board members (PDF).
||Title and organization
|Kelcey Schmitz, MSEd
||MTSS/School Mental Health Training and TA Specilist
University of Washington, SMART Center
|Susan Barrett, MA
||Director of the Center on Social Behavior Supports
Old Dominion University
|Dennis Woody, PhD
||Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Senior Clinical Program Consultant
Idaho Out-of-School Network
|Jackie Yarbrough, MPA, LSW
||Senior Program Officer
Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health
|Julie Mead, Eds
Director of Operations
Idaho Special Education Support and Technical Assistance
Boise State University, Center for School and Community Partnerships