MHTTC Network Coordinating Office

Center for Dissemination and Implementation
Division of Public Mental Health & Population Sciences
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine MC 5265
1070 Arastradero Road
Palo Alto,
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Stanford University School of Medicine’s Center for Dissemination and Implementation (CDI) houses the Network Coordinating Office which serves as the focal point and provides leadership, infrastructure, and support to the MHTTC Network.

Our Goals

  • Establish a Network-wide approach, based on implementation science, to accelerate mental health evidence-based practice adoption and implementation.
  • Increase opportunities for the Network to heighten the awareness, knowledge, and skills of the workforce.
  • Develop strategic alliances for the Network among culturally diverse practitioners, researchers, policy makers, family members, and consumers of mental health services.
  • Increase access to publicly available, free of charge, training and technical assistance to the mental health field.

Services We Offer

  • Assist the Network in using implementation science based training and technical assistance strategies that can lead to a more significant impact on the provision of mental health services.
  • Provide the Network with infrastructure supports that are coordinated across the three technology transfer center (TTC) networks.
  • Lead the Network in workforce development activities including activities aimed at upgrading standards of professional practice for mental health professionals and developing strategies and materials to enhance recruitment and retention of mental health practitioners.
  • Develop a comprehensive school based mental health curricula and national learning collaborative.

Our Collaborators

Our Staff

You can view our staff directory here.

Our Advisory Board

You can view our list of advisory board members here.

MHTTC Network Coordinating Office
Center for Dissemination and Implementation
Division of Public Mental Health & Population Sciences
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine MC 5265
1070 Arastradero Road | Palo Alto, CA 94304
For more information, please contact us at: [email protected]

Recent News

From the MHTTC Network Coordinating Office
Jun. 04, 2024
SAMHSA's Region 3 Central East Mental Health Technology Transfer Center partnered with Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP) to develop Black and Latinx Perinatal PTSD: What Behavioral Health Providers Need to Know. This four-session virtual training series aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of perinatal post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), specifically in the context of Black and Latinx […]
Mar. 03, 2022
Children and adolescents may need support managing anxiety, fear and feelings of uncertainty as the crisis in Ukraine escalates. Here we've compiled a list of resources to assist caregivers, educators and school mental health professionals in supporting children and adolescents during this unprecedented time. MHTTC Resources How to Talk to Students about Trauma and Violence […]
Jan. 26, 2021
  National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded researchers have developed a computerized adaptive screener to identify youth at risk for attempting suicide. The screener, called the computerized adaptive screen for suicidal youth (CASSY), consists of 11 questions on average and correctly identified 82.4% of youth who went on to attempt suicide in the three months […]

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Suicide is a global public health concern, and the need for robust prevention infrastructure is more critical than ever. This learning session delved into the multi-faceted approach the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) has taken to support states and territories in building effective and sustainable suicide prevention infrastructure. During this session, we explored the intersection of community behavioral health services and suicide prevention infrastructure through shared risk and protective factors, crisis supports, and focus on social determinants of health. Participants learned about: SPRC’s Recommendations for State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure including the six essential elements of prevention infrastructure Evaluating suicide prevention infrastructure using the State and Territorial Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment (SNA) Current national priority areas and key findings of the 2023 SNA SPRC resources and tools to support comprehensive suicide prevention infrastructure A case study demonstrating how effective suicide prevention infrastructure tangibly reduces suicide rates During this session, we also briefly touched upon the broader significance of these elements within the wider suicide prevention landscape. This session aims to equip participants with the knowledge, tools, and inspiration to address shared gaps in effective suicide prevention and promote progress towards sustainable suicide prevention infrastructure. NOTE: During the session, the term shift from gatekeeper to community helper was discussed. See the statement below: Moving forward, SPRC will transition from using the term "gatekeeper" to "community helper" in all references related to our training or programming. This change is rooted in our ongoing effort to use language that reflects our values of inclusivity and support. The term "gatekeeper" has been identified as carrying an exclusionary connotation, and we believe "community helper" more accurately describes the vital role individuals play in suicide prevention within their communities. This update is not just about changing a term; it's about ensuring our language fosters a sense of belonging and support for everyone involved in the critical work of suicide prevention. Additional resources shared during the session are available below: Mentimeter responses to “How do you think your work may intersect with suicide prevention?” Mentimeter responses to “One key step you heard Utah take to build their suicide prevention infrastructure” based on the video here Suicide Prevention Resource Center State Suicide Prevention Infrastructure State/Territory Suicide Prevention Resources State and Territorial Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment Homepage 2024 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
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Behavioral threat assessment was developed to prevent targeted attacks, such as school shootings. However, there are concerns about the use of threat assessment in schools, including as it relates to student mental health. This symposium by the MHTTC Network Coordinating Office and National Center for School Mental Health details results of a key informant roundtable, scoping review, and white paper that examine considerations for behavioral threat assessment, research outcomes, and recommendations for the future of behavioral threat assessment in schools. NOTE: This was originally presented at the 2023 Advancing School Mental Health Conference, hosted by the National Center for School Mental Health in New Orleans, LA.
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School mental health staff play a vital role in promoting mental health and well-being and identifying and responding to emerging mental illness in children and adolescents. Partnering with educators is essential; however, they often have not received the education, training, and/or ongoing support needed to respond in the classroom. Learn how school mental health staff can use the free Classroom WISE suite of tools to move school mental health forward. NOTE: This was originally presented at the School Social Work Association of America's 2022 Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.
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