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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.

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Announcing the

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

UC Santa Barbara Gevirtz Graduate School of Education and three other universities have been awarded a four-year, $10.4 million contract from the U.S. Department of Education. The collaboration will work to increase the number of school psychologists, social workers, school counselors and other practitioners.