Becoming a Technical Assistance Partner

When implementation exceeds 10 schools, these school communities –counties, districts, or larger community based efforts – require additional strategic planning for implementation. That’s why APA Foundation designed the Technical Assistance Program – it provides logistical and technical assistance to the school community; has refined the initial planning and training steps of Typical or Troubled?®; and ensures the program will be successful.

There is not an application process to become a Technical Assistance Partner. Instead, please contact the Foundation indicating the number of schools at which you are interested in implementing the Typical or Troubled? School Mental Health Education Program.

The Foundation will then hold a pre-planning consultation with the potential Technical Assistance Partnership site which sets the program up for success, as well as assesses readiness for the Typical or Troubled? program in the school community. At the end of the pre-planning consultation,  a final scope of work must be completed before implementation can begin.

The Technical Assistance Partnership has been successfully implemented throughout Albuquerque Public Schools in New Mexico, Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Florida, Public Schools in Minnesota, and a select number of schools in Butte, California. 


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