I wanted to let you know that the deadline to apply for the Typical or Troubled grant program has been extended until April 4. The application process is not complicated, and I would encourage you to look at this for your school or district. The content of the program is good, and through the grant, school districts receive ample funding to deliver the content of the program to staff. Community organizations, high schools and school districts are eligible to receive funding.
Typical or Troubled?™ is an educational program, designed for school personnel (teachers, coaches school counselors, etc…) to raise their awareness of mental disorders in teens. The program focuses on promoting the importance of early recognition and treatment, recognizing the early warning signs of mental health problems, and encouraging action and appropriate referral to a mental health professional.
Go to http://www.psychfoundation.org/typical_or_troubled.cfm to find out
- Background information on the program
- Application information
- Request for Application (RFA) PDF form - which must be downloaded
- Selected visuals of the Typical or Troubled? TM PPT training presentation (not the whole presentation)
- FAQs about the grant application process
In addition, the link contains information about the grant process and timeline. Grant applications must be received at the ASCA office by April 4, 2008. Applicants should send five copies (plus the original) by mail.
Please share this information with your state members. Let me know if you have any questions.
Jill Cook, Assistant Director
American School Counselor Association
1101 King Street, Suite 625
Alexandria, VA 22314