Resources for Schools

Interested in learning more about how TYSA can provide support at your school?

Teachers and other school professionals play an important role in helping kids avoid the dangers of alcohol and other drugs. TYSA offers a professional development workshop which demonstrates the positive power of teachers and specific ways in which schools can protect children from substance use. This workshop will build the capacity of personnel who work with and interact with youth on a daily basis to feel confident in helping prevent substance use in the school. Schedule a TYSA professional development workshop to equip personnel to:

  1. Identify signs and symptoms of substance use
  2. Provide tools to maintain healthy classrooms and schools
  3. Introduce school protocol to address intoxication and suspected substance use

There are a variety of evidence-based services organizations can bring to schools that span the continuum of care for students. Many of these services can be offered throughout the school day or after school with or without assistance from DOE personnel. See below for TYSA’s School Menu of trainings and services created specifically for schools. This resource is a guide for school staff to navigate substance use services and support for your school and community.

Have a school-based health center? Community-Based Organizations and providers can supplement and support the work you are already doing at your school. Contact us for more information.

TYSA provides student workshops that educate young people on the current drug landscape and ways they can get involved in their school and community. To request a workshop, contact us.

About TYSA

The TYSA coalition is a data-driven collaboration aimed at leveraging the power of collective impact to improve behavioral health outcomes for Staten Island’s youth. Through the lens of equity and inclusion, this project seeks to drive major improvements in youth substance use and mental health prevention, treatment, and recovery on Staten Island. TYSA seeks to:

  • Engage diverse communities and constituencies, inclusive of lived experience, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability status and all of the other rich diversity on Staten Island
  • Achieve major gains, not minor improvements
  • Use clear metrics, at the youth, organization, and system-levels
  • Support the success of partner implementers
  • Align and improve efforts to achieve greater collective impact
  • Avoid reinventing the wheel or duplicating existing existing programs
  • Identify and address disparities
  • Identify root causes such as adverse childhood experiences, and support community level change
  • Create a culture of equity in systems and partnerships

Contact TYSA

444 St. Marks Place, 3FL
Staten Island, NY 10301

(718) 226-0258