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The Formation of the CanadaUnited States School Mental Health Alliance

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  42                                               Introduction                                                                                          The Formation of the Canada–United States School Mental Health  Alliance School Mental Health (SMH) and education leaders from Canada and the United States (U.S.) have been meeting to explore collaboration across borders to enhance school success by supporting the social, emotional and mental well-being of students. Meetings in Minneapolis in  2009, under the auspice of the International Alliance for Child and  Adolescent Mental Health and Schools (  www.intercamhs.org   ), and in Washington, D.C. in 2010, resulted in a new Canada–U.S. Alliance for SMH. The Alliance focuses on four objectives: expand and integrate SMH research to build a cross-border, unified evidence base to be translated meaningfully into practice, build knowledge and connections incrementally amongst practitioners in an increasingly formalized way, seek funding to support communication and collaboration across disciplines, borders and organizations, and advocate for and support standardized training in professions working to implement SMH  programs. Presented are conclusions and recommendations, goals and directions for the partnership, and primary accomplishments thus far.                                                                                                                                              43                                                                                                                                                            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                     44                                                                                                      Promoting mental health through schools is undertaken by utilizing a ‘whole school’ approach that includes the development and support of a continuum of mental health promotion, intervention and treatment options, as well as active adoption of enabling policies and practices leading toward a healthy psychosocial school environment, and on-site services provided by allied professionals. Further, skills for social emotional learning and the involvement of parents and the broader community are critical components of this approach. (See also a related definition in Weist & Murray, 2007.) School mental health in Canada and the U.S. Canada                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 46                                                                           Cross-cutting goals for the field                                                                                                                                                                                                    Key challenges in promoting SMH                  Policy challenges                                                                                                                                                   Practice challenges                                                                                                                        Training challenges                                                                                                                                        
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