The School Health Assessment and Performance Evaluation (SHAPE) System
The updated SHAPE system is here!
The SHAPE System, developed by the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) team at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is a free, private, web-based portal that offers a virtual workspace for school mental health teams at school, district, and state levels to document, track, and advance quality and sustainability improvement goals as well as assess trauma responsiveness. SHAPE provides reports and resources for school and district teams to improve the quality of school mental health system in 7 domains: Teaming, Needs Assessment & Resource Mapping, Screening, Mental Health Promotion Services & Supports, Early Intervention & Treatment Services & Supports, Funding & Sustainability, and Impact.
In the last year, the MHTTC Network Coordinating Office collaborated with the NCSMH to refine current and develop new resources, tools, and curricula for the SHAPE System that address unique regional and state considerations, including the recently released School Mental Health Quality Assessment and robust Resource Center, in addition to the Screening and Assessment Library with free or low-cost measures for student mental health, school climate, and much more!
You can join SHAPE as an individual or as a member of a school, district and/or state team. Also, district and state leaders can access a dashboard of school and district data unless data sharing is disabled.