Initiatives to Support Equity in Schools
There are a number of initiatives that have the power to create person-centered environments that address inequities and treat all students with dignity and respect. DCIU can support schools or districts in the implementation, evaluation, and improvement of these programs with an equity lens.
An emotionally and physically safe environment provides a foundation for equity.
Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)
An MTSS model that advances equity gives all students access to a great education in the most inclusive environment possible. Delaware County Intermediate Unit MTSS Consultants provide targeted and sustained training, consultation, and technical assistance in developing and implementing an effective, equity-focused MTSS Framework.
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)
PBIS provides a strong framework for increasing equity in student outcomes when PBIS teams include equity-focused strategies in their action plans. DCIU teams can support PBIS implementation by providing coaching and team training.
Designing schools so they are restorative spaces - environments where young people are known, respected, and belong - is a key way that schools can embody more equitable approaches to meet students' immediate and long-term needs. DCIU can support schools in Restorative Practices training, coaching, and implementation fidelity.
Equity is intrinsic to school climate work. An equitable school climate response to the wide range of cultural practices, goals, values, interpersonal relationships, leadership practices, and organizational structures within the broader community.
School Safety, Mental Health, and Trauma Informed Care
DCIU has a team of certified mental health and counseling experts poised to help your teams expand capacity in trauma-informed schools, suicide prevention and intervention, and Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA).
Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
DCIU trains and supports school teams in exemplar initiatives for student social and emotional growth.