The purpose of the School Mental Health Collaborative (SMHC) is to conduct research that informs policy and practice related to the promotion of social-emotional and behavioral success of all students. SMHC scholars conduct research related to three basic questions. Results of this research include tools, resources, and guidance that help educators and parents promote the mental health of children and adolescents. 

Each guiding question is described below:

1. Who?

2. What?

3. How?

Who is at-risk for mental health concerns within a school or community?

What are the unique mental health needs of each student?

How do we best support students in accordance with their needs?