The Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) strives for all people to have access to well-being resources and for organizations to create equitable, healthy and positive conditions for happiness and mental health.
SHIP strategic directions
- Increase opportunities for social connection and healing by creating policy, organization and environmental changes.
- Build mental well-being and resiliency within communities.
Dakota County Well-Being Partners
Dakota County SHIP works with schools and community sites to create well-being policies, infrastructure, programs and activities. If you or your organization would like to discuss how Dakota County could support you, please email email@example.com.
Dakota County works with school districts to provide mental health, resilience and well-being resources. Dakota County staff are also available to join wellness committees to help review and strengthen policies. Examples of Dakota County's well-being work with schools includes but is not limited to:
- Creating calm rooms and calming kits. These rooms and kits allow students to practice self-regulation techniques to calm themselves during the school day.
- Providing trainings and resources focused on:
- Restorative practices
- Conscious discipline
- Trauma-informed, positive behavioral intervention and support (PBIS)
- Question Persuade Refer Training (QPR)
- Suicide prevention
- Youth mental health first aid
- Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)
- Restorative circles and more
- Social and emotional learning
- Sharing frameworks (ex. CASTLE)
- Partnering with local organizations including: Peace Makers MN, Move Mindfully, Present Teacher Restoration Project
- Supporting youth-led education through a suicide prevention theater production (ex. Ikidowin Peer Education Program)
Dakota County works with community sites to help community members. In 2022, SHIP partnered with the Dakota County Library to offer free training opportunities for Dakota County residents to engage in capacity-building on cross-cultural communication, resilience, leveraging assets and using a trauma informed approach. A recent series was created and facilitated by Adrian Michael Green.