AWARE Goals & Objectives

Grant Goals

Goal 1: Develop a community and family mental health awareness and outreach campaign incorporating activities designed to engage youth and family to increase knowledge of mental health issues and awareness of school and community based resources designed to support improved mental health in the community.

Goal 2: Refine school discipline policies to reduce loss of instructional time and school removals,.

Goal 3:  Increase the percentage of Oklahoma youth and families receiving needed mental health services through collaboration between LEAs and community mental health providers.

Goal 4:  Train all faculty in OK AWARE districts to identify and respond to students experiencing a mental health issue or crisis.

Grant Objectives

1.1 Parents,  school staff, and community members attending outreach activities will increase their awareness of mental health issues by an average of 25%.

1.2 The number of local and state policy changes in mental health will increase by 25% per year as measured by baseline data collected in year one.

1.3 Mental Health workforce will increase from two to seven employees by the end of the grant as measured by LPC certification data.

1.4 Increase the number of organizations that entered into a formal written agreement with participating LEAs to improve mental health-related practices/activities from the current number of 7 organizations to 12.

2.1 School discipline referrals will reduce 15% per year as measured by baseline data collected in the 2018-19 school year.

2.2 School suspensions and expulsions will reduce 15% per year as measured by baseline data collected in the first year.

3.1 100% of students enrolled in 3 LEAs will complete a universal mental health screening a minimum of twice per year as measured by screening results and number of students referred for Tier 2 and Tier 3 services.

3.2 75% of students receiving Tier 2 interventions will demonstrate a positive response to the intervention within one year of receiving intervention services that have been tied to their specific needs as measured by follow-up universal mental health screening results, student data evaluation records and fidelity logs.



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Last updated on March 25, 2021