Durham Public Schools

DPS-Community-Duke Mental Health Collaborative

Duke IPMH works closely with Durham Public Schools (DPS) through the DPS-Community-Duke Mental Health Collaborative. The DPS-Community-Duke Mental Health Collaborative was created in 2013, following a large stakeholder meeting that identified student mental health needs and services as a priority. Team members include DPS Student Services leadership, DPS counselors and social workers, Duke Psychiatry and Duke Center for Child and Family Policy faculty, and leaders from community agencies supporting school mental health. 

The DPS-Community-Duke Mental Health Collaborative aims to support DPS with the development and implementation of a new model to address student mental health needs across the district.

Durham Children's Data Center

The Durham Children’s Data Center was established in January 2015. Initial partners include the Durham County Manager’s Office, the Durham Public Schools, the Durham Partnership for Children, and Duke University, including Duke Integrated Pediatric Mental Health.

Children and families in Durham deserve the best policies, programs, and practices that are available. The Data Center collaborates with Durham community leaders to identify important public policy questions for which the community seeks answers, identify administrative data files that can be examined to answer these questions, and complete research briefs for community leaders. The Data Center will host periodic public assemblies during which policy questions will be generated, reports of research findings will be presented and discussed, and new research studies will be planned.

Initial funding for the Data Center was provided by Duke University. The Center is housed and administered at the Center for Child and Family Policy within the Sanford School of Public Policy; faculty members from all schools within Duke are welcome to participate.