Safe Schools Healthy Students (SS/HS)
The Safe Schools Healthy Students (SS/HS) Initiative works to promote
safe and healthy environments in which children can learn and grow.
1999, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Education, and
Justice have collaborated on the Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS)
is a comprehensive model that has proven to be successful in creating safe
and secure schools in individual communities across the country.
- To date, SS/HS has
provided services to more than 13 million youth and has offered more than
$2 billion in funding and other resources to 365 communities in 49 states
across the nation.
- The SS/HS mission continues to be supporting
school and community partnerships in their efforts to develop and
coordinate integrated systems that create safe, drug-free, and respectful
environments for learning and to promote the behavioral health of children
- The SS/HS State and Pilot Community
partnership model is designed to facilitate a closer relationship between
state policy and local community implementation of policies and programs
to address youth violence and promote the wellness of children, youth, and
- SAMHSA expects the SS/HS
Initiative to build state- and community-level partnerships among
educational, behavioral health, and criminal/ juvenile justice systems
that promote systems integration, policy change, and sustainable policies,
infrastructure, and supports (samsha/org).