Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education 

Shelton School District is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, families and staff.  Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Project AWARE is a partnership between the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Shelton School District, Battle Ground Public Schools, and Marysville School District. Each district will work to

  • increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth,
  • provide training for school personnel, families and community members to detect and respond to mental health issues in children and young adults, 
  • and connect youth and families with needed services. 

These districts will work together over the next five years to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and integrated program to advance wellness and resilience in education settings for school-aged youth.  

Project AWARE Goals: 

  • Improve overall school climate
  • Promote positive mental health among youth and families
  • Increase mental health literacy of school personnel and other adults
  • Increase access to school and community-based mental health services
  • Build the capacity and leadership to sustain community-based mental health promotion, prevention, early identification, and treatment services

Additional information regarding Project AWARE can be found at the Shelton School District Project AWARE website.