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The TRAILS (Transforming Research into Action to Improve the Lives of Students) program provides clinical training to school professionals in evidence-based mental health care approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness, and trains community mental health providers to provide follow-up coaching in their local schools, reinforcing new skills and promoting sustainability. YPL and the TRAILS team conducted a comprehensive student mental health needs assessment for the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) in 2019. Over the next several years, YPL will be evaluating the TRAILS program’s impact on student mental health and academic outcomes as it is rolled out in all 110+ public schools in Detroit, in 56 intermediate school districts spanning all of Michigan’s 83 counties, and in three school districts in the state of Colorado.

Team members


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