What We’re Reading & Watching
Understanding School Climate: An Overview of School Climate Domains
The purpose of this brief is to define school climate, identify its domains which provides a framework for identifying strategies, and practices; and provides recommendations for assessing school climate.
Statewide Principals Survey Summary Report 2021-22 School Year
This 2022 report summarizes findings from a statewide survey of principals conducted by the University of California, San Francisco to assess their perceptions of the availability of existing mental health services, barriers to service provision, and staff professional development needs related to student mental health in California schools.
California Safe and Supportive Schools Newsletter
Our monthly newsletter includes information on research, resources, policies, and practices related to school climate, safety, and well-being. Read the latest issue.
Safe and Supportive Schools Foster Learning, Positive Relationships, and Community Wellbeing for All.
The California Safe and Supportive Schools website is a collaboration between the California Department of Education and WestEd. It provides hands-on, practical tools and resources related to school climate and safety, mental health and wellbeing, violence and bullying prevention, and support for community-based improvement efforts in California schools and districts.
“The health, safety, and wellbeing of our students is of critical importance, and I believe mental health and wellness must be a top priority in our schools.”
Tony Thurmond, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction