Welcome to the Michigan 
Return To School Mental Health Toolkit! 

In the wake of COVID-19, this is an incredibly critical and challenging time as our education community steps into the 2020-2021 school year. The School Based Mental Health Providers Coalition and partners have created a Return to School Mental Health Toolkit to provide school community members and stakeholders effective tools and resources needed to help plan for the road back to the classroom.


The Return to School Toolkit provides both in-person and remote learning tools and resources, including guidance to help you safely bring students back to the classroom for in-person instruction. While much of the toolkit focuses on disease prevention, it also provides supports for school communities with being trauma-informed and in understanding student behavior, family engagement, how to best address mental health concerns, and includes several practical tools to foster resilience in students, families, and staff.

The Return to School Toolkit is a living resource; any changes in public health guidance recommendations will be updated to the resource as they occur.

Return to School Toolkit graphic

MI Start Map

Opportunity Labs

Return to School Roadmap

Who are School-Based

Mental Health Providers?

MI Safe Start: A Plan to Re-engage Michigan's Economy document
USED COVID-19 Info and Resouces for Schools

US ED COVID-19 Info

and Resources for Schools

MI Safe Schools: Michigan's 2020-21 Return to School Roadmap cover page
MDE COVID-19 Education Information and Resources

MDE COVID-19 Education

Information and Resources

Additional State and Federal Education Resources Related to COVID-19 and the Return To School

Education Stakeholders and 

Partner Resources

Michigan School Counselor Association logo
Michigan Association of School Psychologists logo
Michigan Association of School Social Workers logo
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services logo
Michigan Department of Education logo

© 2020 by the School Based Mental Health Providers Coalition.