Healthy Minds, Safe Schools integrates behavioral health services and violence prevention and translates it into the multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) framework familiar to educators. It utilizes a unique screening and analytics system, organizational systems thinking, and a team implementation rubric. Using our smart team approach, we assess student risk, prevent harm, and increase student safety.

Our approach to student and school safety uses a social justice lens and differs from existing behavioral screening programs through our integrated and predictive student risk capabilities. Our data triangulation rubric and responsive dashboard allow teams to run data in any number of configurations to maximize available data and to make the best data-based decisions for students’ behavioral health.

The only screening tool and program to provide Tiered Intervention Banding, in alignment with MTSS, so teams can immediately begin saving students’ lives.

The only MTSS behavioral health screener and program to align with the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of Education’s school shooter pathway to attack protocols.

Proactive Connections

Healthy Minds, Safe Schools supports the active case management of the highest risk students. Regular screening can help school-based behavioral health teams make connections between school and community partners relative to early identification, programming, and treatment options. Levels of behavioral instruction and trauma-informed care rely on preventative and proactive practices to provide increasingly strategic supports for students with intensive needs. This results in improved inclusive school cultures and creates a team problem-solving approach with the development of smart teams.

Evidence-based Processes

Healthy Minds, Safe Schools is empirically sound and evidence-based, and can be replicated across schools with enough flexibility to adapt to the uniqueness of each school and their teams through the process of IPIM™ (identify, prioritize, intervene, and monitor). Structures, functions, and processes are investigated in depth at each tier for teams to explore how such a model will work with fidelity on their own campuses.

Increase identification of high-risk students


Decrease in school-wide behavioral incidences


Decrease in externalized student risk


Decrease in internalized student risk


Decrease in violence


High School Principal Keeping Schools Safe

“The Healthy Minds, Safe Schools student risk screener was easy for teachers to administer to students online and the results automatically uploaded to a user-friendly dashboard. The HMSS model provides our Multidisciplinary Leadership Team with structure to implement social-emotional-behavioral MTSS, with timely identification of at-risk students leading to purposeful teamwork and targeted interventions.”

Elizabeth Burkhead, former High School Principal and current Lieutenant Governor of Nevada

High School Principal Keeping Schools Safe

“Our children experience a high degree of trauma, and we recognize the need to address this and support our students’ social-emotional and behavioral needs in order for them to be able to progress academically. During the 2019-2020 school year we worked with Healthy Minds, Safe Schools in an effort to address these needs. The result was nothing short of remarkable.

The Healthy Minds, Safe Schools staff worked with my teachers to administer a universal screening tool three times annually. They organized the data and met with grade level teams to identify students who needed direct support and interventions. By the end of that one school year, we saw a significant decrease in both Externalized and Internalized behaviors.

I can’t say enough about the benefits of the work we did with Healthy Minds, Safe Schools, and I highly recommend it to any school who is looking for support for their students’ social-emotional and behavioral needs.”

Dr. Christy K. Beaird, Elementary School Principal

Modern Student Wellness

Healthy Minds, Safe Schools offers both live training and remote learning modules, and achieves success through a variety of data-driven management and support techniques.

Data management and analytic supports:

Realtime data collection, storage, and analysis

Scheduled universal benchmarking

Guided data triangulation rubric