- The group decided to focus on behavioral health and start with public and parochial high schools at the moment, with the goal of expanding focus into middle schools as well. The group wants to look at universal, selected, and targeted strategies, emphasize sustainability, and do asset mapping, particularly focusing on implementation. Also, they plan to have prevention and early intervention partners at the table and to make recommendations about EBPs and how to bring resources into your school. Strategies suggested included recommending 1-time presenters to schools/creating a 1-off forum, doing outreach to every school, mapping available resources to focus on universal intervention and to also show what is already happening, and looking at school intoxication policy.
- The group will train the SAPIS in December to co-facilitate the High School Professional Development Workshops for school staff. The goal is to roll out the high school PD in the spring.
- The need for a Staten Island Teen Intervene training was also discussed along with difficulties in implementing Teen Intervene and Youth First.