Core Partners & Collaborators

The goal of the DC CoP is to advance a comprehensive school behavioral health system in the District of Columbia. It is a collaboration between school personnel, community mental health providers, students, and families to create a positive school culture that provides timely access to high-quality, reliable supports for children, youth, and their families. Within this system, school-based teams offer a full array of trauma-informed, culturally-responsive, evidence-based tiered interventions to promote wellness, identify challenges early, and offer treatment services when necessary so that all children and youth succeed and thrive. This work is centered around peer-to-peer learning, and would not be possible without the dedicated work of many partners.


The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) guides the planning and facilitation of learning sessions focused on building participating stakeholders knowledge, skills, and competencies in this Community of Practice. CHHCS also provides technical assistance to schools and CBOs as well as access to resources through an easily accessible database. 

Core Partners

  • District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health
  • Office of the State Superintendent of Education
  • The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, the George Washington University
  • CRP, Inc.
  • District of Columbia Public Schools
  • District of Columbia Public Charter School Board


  • Child Trends 
  • Latin American Youth Center
  • MBI Health Services, LLC 
  • One Common Unity 
  • Hillcrest Children & Family Center
  • Paving the Way 
  • Catholic Charities
  • Mary’s Center
  • Maryland Family Resource, Inc. 
  • Community of Home 
  • Howard University
  • Restoration Community Alliance 
  • Wendt Center for Loss and Healing
  • SchoolTalk 
  • Smile Therapy Services, LLC 
  • April May 
  • Kognito 
  • Smyal
  • Child Health Advocacy Institute at Children’s National
  • National Association of School Psychologists 
  • Every Moment Counts 
  • DCCoalition Against Domestic Violence 
  • Empower K12
  • Minds 
  • EmpowerEd
  • MedStar Georgetown Center for Wellbeing in School Environments 
  • Nonprofit Wellness
  • National Center for School Mental Health
  • Young Women's Project 
  • Office of the Student Advocate 
  • Our Minds Matter
  • Black Swan Academy 
  • Milken Institute School of Public Health