School Mental Health

Families Together is proud to be part of the Kansas School Mental Health Initiative (SMHI). This important initiative provides communities – school, parents and community partners – with information to support the social, emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs of children within a multi-tier system of supports.

Below, you will find products developed in partnership with our fellow human service organizations in Kansas, as well as links to additional resources. 


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 Families Together School Mental Health Resources

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are serious childhood traumas that result in toxic stress that can harm a child’s brain. The more ACEs a child experiences, the more likely he is to struggle with learning, playing in a healthy way with other children, and can result in long-term health problems.


Resilience is the ability to bounce back from frustrations and to recover from setbacks. Resilient individuals adapt to change, stress or problems. They are able to take things in stride. The result of this bouncing back is a feeling of success and confidence.

Additional Resources

You may find the links below to helpful in your search for information about this topic. To view the links under a topic, click the plus sign (+) on the right to open the full list. The links will open in a new window.

Other Resources

The TASN School Mental Health Initiative (SMHI) is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education (#H323A17006) and is administered by the Kansas Department of Education.

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Our services are free to families that include a child or youth with learning, behavioral, and/or health challenges. Our staff are also parents or family members of children with disabilities and/or special health care needs, so we understand that the process can be overwhelming and confusing at times.