The NH Student Wellness Toolkit
The NH Student Wellness Toolkit is your premier resource for considering, starting, or improving a Student Wellness program in your school, district, and community. Use of this toolkit is completely customizable, however, we encourage you to begin by exploring each of the modules below. They will provide important foundational information meant to help guide you through each phase of development and act as a guide in the development of your team of partners, the collection of needed data, and the development of a strategy. Should you have any questions about the toolkit, please contact us!
Form a Community Management Team.
In order to maximize limited resources and effect the most change possible for children and youth in your community, it is important to have a diverse group of stakeholders providing input and working to coordinate approaches. Explore this module to learn why a Community Management Team is important and how to create one.
Establish operating procedures, roles, norms, and mission of the CMT.
When convening a diverse group of stakeholders around an issue as complex as student wellness, it is important to start by laying a strong foundation of understanding and expectations. Explore this module for tips and suggestions to accomplish just that.
Teach the CMT what you know.
Before the CMT can get to work, it must fully understand Student Wellness and Multi-Tiered System for Behavioral Health and Wellness (MTSS-B). In this step, we encourage you to either: 1) guide the team from the following modules and information.
Gather information about Needs & Gaps
Best practice in planning a student wellness initiative is to be sure it is driven by data that is relevant and comprehensive. In this module you will learn how to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment, that includes a scan existing resources and gaps specific to your community. This process will be critical in your planning process.
Formalize your CMT membership, mission, and vision
Now that your CMT has an in-depth idea of what the needs and gaps are in your community you will want to consider formalizing your mission and vision as well as your Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) to clarify and identify how the group will function. Through structure and clarity, both organizations will get more out of the work. Explore this module to learn more!
Begin Action Planning
At this point your CMT will have a great deal of rich information about the needs and gaps in your community. The CMT will now be ready to participate in action planning, beginning with prioritizing areas of need, selecting shared indicators, activities to meet the need, key partners, a timeline for activities, and measurable outcomes. Explore this module for guidance and templates to accomplish this action planning.
Step up your cultural game.
The culture and diversity of NH's students take many forms. It is important that you and your CMT are well versed in current, evidence informed information, resources, and approaches to dealing with this important issue. Learn how in this module!