The Orange Folder Initiative
Resource Type: Documents and Print Media
Audience(s): Educators, School Staff or Administrators
The OC Health Care (HCA) has partnered with the Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS) to provide school faculty, staff, teachers, coaches, and parents with tools and resources to support and promote mental health and wellness for K-12 students.
The Orange Folder is a tool to help promote early identification, intervention, and timely access to services for students who may be experiencing mental health challenges. A mental health crisis can be prevented by identifying early signs of distress and linking students to school support services and community resources. The Orange Folder Initiative was designed to be a tool to add to your toolbox of strategies to connect and assist students experiencing trauma or impacted by short- or long-term distress.