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BTS Toolkit

Many people are excited about our teaching materials, but don’t know how to take the next step - getting them into the hands of teachers and into the classroom. We are frequently asked such “how to” questions as:

Who should I approach in my local school district?
How can I persuade teachers and administrators to use “Breaking the Silence”?
Where can I get funding for a mental illness education project?

It was in response to these kinds of questions that the “BTS Toolkit: How to Bring Mental Illness Education to Your Community” was born. This step-by-step training manual is full of ideas for making your school outreach project a resounding success. It includes:

  • BTS background information
  • Rationale for mental illness education
  • How to organize and fund a BTS project
  • How to enlist and train volunteers
  • Proven strategies for persuading hesitant school personnel
  • A sample teacher training presentation

The BTS TOOL KIT, How To Bring Mental Illness Education To Your Community, provides proven strategies for successful school outreach. This project was made possible by a grant from the American Psychiatric Foundation.

Fill out the registration form to download and print your copy.


Breaking The Silence: Teaching the Next Generation about Mental Illness
NAMI Queens/Nassau 1981 Marcus Avenue, Suite C-117   Lake Success, NY   11042     ph. 516-326-0797   fax: 516-437-5785

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