Assessing School Community Needs

The needs assessment should be directed toward analyzing a variety of data associated with the well-being of the whole child, including classroom and school environment, disciplinary policies and procedures, and access to mental health services within the school and community.

The following resources can guide the needs assessment process.

Mental Health in Schools and Communities... The Parent Perspective

Flow Chart - How to Assess the Community 

Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth (MiPHY) - A free, on-line student self-report survey to collect local-level (school/district) data on risk behaviors, including mental health.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) - Access state-level student self-report survey results on risk behaviors, including mental health.