Project THRIVE (Training Special Education Leaders in Mental Health and Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Practices) will provide a cohort of five scholars with a comprehensive training curriculum encompassing (a) culturally and linguistically responsive instruction and (b) intensive preparation in evidence-based school mental health services (i.e., social, emotional, behavioral supports) for students with disabilities, including those with mental health needs. Scholars will earn a PhD in Special Education.
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education
Years: 10/1/2023 - 9/30/2028
Funded Amount: $1,179,135
- $36,750 yearly stipend
- One-time $15,000 in startup funds
- $2,500 yearly travel funds.
- Graduate assistantships would not be required, but may be available for those interested.
- Advanced coursework
- Internships in high-need schools
- Individualized mentoring
- Collaborative research
- Well-being supports
More Program Information
- Allison Bruhn (Director)
- Lia Plakans (Co-Director)
- Seth King (Co-Director)
- Derek Rodgers (Co-Director)
- Shawn Datchuk (Key Personnel)
- Leah Zimmermann (Key Personnel)
- Pam Ries (Key Personnel)