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Theory of Action about School Climate Work

Theory of Action about School Climate Work

The following chart is intended to help support a school-based process to support a positive school climate and culture:

If we create welcoming, safe, and supportive school environments that support the whole child by: 

  • Utilize prevention science at the universal or Tier I level to meet the social, emotional, and mental health needs of students.
  • Expanding the ability of educators to support and address the social and emotional needs of students and themselves.
  • Fostering positive relationships between all members of the school community.
  • Examining disparities and designing equitable strategies to address those disparities. 

Then we will see...​

An increase in student sense of belonging to the school community. An increase in sense of belonging will result in the following:

  • Increased attendance 
  • Decreased behavioral challenges
  • Increased student engagement 
  • Increased academic outcomes
  • Decreased harmful behaviors by students (i.e., substance use, suicide ideation and attempt; bullying)
  • Increased student SEL/wellness