Safe Schools Healthy Students: Local Evaluation of Greene County

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Project At-A-Glance

  • funded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Local Project Manager: Greene County Educational Service Center
  • State Evaluators: Case Western Reserve University

Project Goals

  • layout local evaluation plan for Greene County in conjunction with state-wide evaluation plan
  • determine effectiveness of Safe Schools Healthy Students (SSHS) programming in Greene County and maintain integrity of local and state logic models
  • consult and evaluate on appropriate evidence-based practices used to fulfill requirements of SSHS grant
  • collect data from grant management team and members of Greene County school districts to measure efficacy of services provided

Five Elements of Safe Schools Healthy Students Grant

  1. promoting early childhood social and emotional learning and development
  2. promoting mental, emotional, and behavioral health
  3. connecting families, schools, and communities
  4. preventing and reducing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use
  5. creating safe and violence-free schools