Safe Schools, Healthy Students

The Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative grant focuses on these five elements geared toward supporting the social and emotional well being of students:

  • Safe school environments and violence prevention activities
  • Alcohol and drug prevention
  • Student behavioral, social and emotional supports
  • Mental health services
  • Early childhood social and emotional learning

What Safe Schools/Healthy Students Does

The project is a joint effort with the Marshalltown School District, Substance Abuse Treatment Unit of Central Iowa (SATUCI), Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA), the Marshalltown Police Department, Juvenile Court Services, Area Education Agency 267, Center Associates Mental Health Center, the Community Y, the Center for Safe Schools and Communities and the Iowa Parent Information and Resource Center.

The drug and alcohol prevention initiatives of the grant include implementing the LifeSkills training curriculum in grades 5-8 to help prevent youth from using alcohol and drugs, conducting substance abuse screenings, as necessary, in all 10 schools in the district, partnering with SATUCI to provide individual and group counseling to students referred by parents, teachers or administrators and providing case management services to students with substance abuse issues.

For more information contact Matt Tullis, project director. For more information, contact him at 754-1000, ext. 1023 or go to the MCSD website and click on the Safe Schools/Healthy Students tab