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Project Covitality

What is the Covitality Principle?

Positive personal mindsets develop with some degree of synchronicity— one's sense of gratitude might be fostered when a teacher or friend helps them with a challenging math problem. The helpee experiences gratitude for the support, just as their self-efficacy is fostered when they recognize, “hey, I can do this!” When considering global well-being, the concept of covitality has been used for benefits that emerge from multiple competencies and strengths in the fields of biology, complex personality models, and positive psychology/education.

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Announcing the

California Student Wellnes Index

This report describes the recently developed California Student Wellness Index, supporting  Tier 1 universal wellness screening, and Tier 2 individual student assessment and progress monitoring.

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts


Mental Health Evaluation, Training, Research, and Innovation Center for Schools

UC Santa Barbara Gevirtz Graduate School of Education and three other universities have been awarded a four-year, $10.4 million contract from the U.S. Department of Education. The collaboration will work to increase the number of school psychologists, social workers, school counselors and other practitioners.