The Marin Schools Wellness Collaborative and Schools Action Team

The Marin Schools Wellness Collaborative and the Schools Action Team is charged with advancing Strategy 6 of the Marin County Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan focusing on safe and healthy school campuses.  This Strategy also helps to fulfill the California State school mandates AB-2246 Pupil Suicide Prevention Policies and the AB-1767 Pupil Suicide Prevention Policies.  Contact the BHRS Prevention and Outreach Team to learn more or visit the Marin Schools Wellness Collaborative.

View available trainings for parents/guardians and educators and examples of past here.

The Marin Schools Wellness Collaborative

The Marin Schools Wellness Collaborative is comprised of district mental health providers addressing wellness issues, including suicide prevention, across districts and meets monthly.  The Collaborative is designed to:

  • Support community building and professional development across school districts and providers concerning mental health, wellness, and suicide prevention;
  • Share data, information, and resources related to suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention;
  • Support consistent and coordinated mental health and wellness services and programming
Strategy 6

Our Accomplishments

The following accomplishments are examples of those steps taken to achieve Strategy 6. A more detailed list can be found in the Year One Annual ReportYear Two Annual Report, and Year Three Annual Report.

  • Established a Suicide Risk Assessment Team to create a uniformed district wide School-Based Suicide Risk Assessment Protocol released in July 2022. This tool incorporates evidence-based practices including questions from the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS).
  • Implemented mental health service delivery through a key initiative Student Wellness Ambassadors Program (SWAP) in a pilot cohort of five school districts (San Rafael High, Terra Linda High, Davidson MS, Tomales High, Lagunitas, Bolinas-Stinson) in Fall 2022.
  • Convened county, school district leaders and community providers to craft recommendations for a coordinated school-based approach to Newcomer wellness in Marin County.
  • Reviewed and prioritized training and education programming for students and staff. Recommended Kognito (High School), Signs of Suicide (Middle School, High School) and Yellow Ribbon (Elementary) programs.
  • Provided funding to support Signs of Suicide programming implemented at Marin County middle and high schools and cost sharing for Kognito by BHRS.
  • Developed and updated the Crisis Response: Suicide Prevention and Postvention Protocol and led trainings to support district's response.