University of California Santa Barbara

School Mental Health Collaborative

Project Covitality

What is the Covitality Principle?

Developing positive personal mindsets is a synchronized process. For example,  gratitude is nurtured when a teacher or friend helps a student with a complex math problem. The student being helped feels grateful for the support, and this also boosts their self-efficacy when they realize, "I can do this!" When we talk about global well-being, the concept of covitality highlights the benefits arising from various biological competencies and strengths, complex personality models, and positive psychology/education.

California Student Wellness Index

This comprehensive report introduces the California Student Wellness Index to enhance Tier 1 universal wellness screening and Tier 2 individual student assessment and progress monitoring.

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts

Mental Health Evaluation, Training, Research, and Innovation Center for Schools

The UCSB Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, along with the University of Wisconsin, the University of Iowa, and the University of South Florida, was awarded a $10.4 million, four-year contract from the US Department of Education. This funding aims to boost the number of school psychologists, school social workers, school counselors, and other mental health professionals.

California Student Wellness Index

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