Project Bridge Safe Schools Healthy Students
Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS), Project Bridge is made possible through a federal grant funded by the Department of Education, Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Department of Health and Human Services.
In 2007, Broward County Public Schools became one of 27 grant recipients given the opportunity through federal support to create and implement comprehensive plans to provide students, schools, and families with a network of effective services, supports, and activities that promote positive behaviors – development of emotional resilience skills, positive mental health and prosocial actions – while limiting and/or preventing violent behavior and drug use. Watch this video and learn a little more of what Project Bridge is doing:
Mission Statement: “Creating Partnerships for Healthy Schools & Communities”
Building on the SS/HS initiative’s collaborative framework, Project Bridge’s mission is to bring together students, parents, educators, mental health agencies, politicians, law enforcement, juvenile justice and faith organizations to openly discuss violence prevention. In turn, Project Bridge and its partners will tailor their programs to address five elements:early childhood, mental health, social and emotional supports, substance abuse and violence.
The program also provides a framework for creating safe, disciplined and drug-free school and community environments while engaging parents, community organizations, and social services agencies. Safe Schools Healthy Students-Project Bridge is anchored in research practices designed to ensure a sustainable prevention infrastructure.