The 2021 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health

The 2021 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health

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      October 14 & 15, 2021
Live virtual session and pre-recorded sessions available!

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Each year, the Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, hosted by the National Center for School Mental Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, brings together leaders, practitioners, researchers, and other stakeholders in the school mental health field to share the latest research and best practices. The conference emphasizes a shared school-family-community agenda to bring high-quality and evidence-based mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention to students and families as part of a multi-tiered system of supports. The theme of this year's conference is School Mental Health: Moving Forward Together.
      

Several MHTTC's will be leading conference sessions across multiple school mental health related topic areas. See conference session to look out for below! View the complete Program Booklet for session details and more information.


MHTTC Conference Sessions

We are excited to share the following listing of conference sessions led by the MHTTC Network on a variety of timely school mental health related topics. All pre-recorded sessions will be available for unlimited access on the NCSMH website starting on October 14th for all conference registrants!
      

  • Live Session: Classroom WISE: Well-being Information and Strategies for Educators | The MHTTC Network and the National Center for School Mental Health developed Classroom WISE (Well-Being Information and Strategies for Educators), a free 3-part package (online course, video series, website) focused on educator mental health literacy that launched in June 2021. This session will demonstrate Classroom WISE and present evaluation results.
          
  • Pre-recorded Session: The MHTTC Network and National School Mental Health Best Practices: Implementation Guidance Modules for States, Districts, and Schools  | In this session, the MHTTC Network Coordinating Office, and Mountain Plains, Great Lakes, and Northeast & Caribbean MHTTCs provide an overview of the National School Mental Health Best Practices: Implementation Guidance Modules for States, Districts, and Schools, developed in partnership with the National Center for School Mental Health. The modules outline the important features of a comprehensive school mental health system that aligns with multi-tiered systems of support. Session participants will receive information on how they might utilize the Implementation Guidance Modules, and the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center generally for support in implementation. 
          
  • Pre-recorded Session: Implementation of a Mental Health Literacy Training Package for EducatorsDeveloping and disseminating effective educator and school personnel training and education packages does not necessarily lead to their use and implementation in practice. This session provides preliminary results of an implementation study that examines differences in uptake of the Classroom WISE educator mental health literacy package (online course, video series, website) based on intensity of implementation support (orientation/manual vs community of practice).
          
  • Pre-recorded Session: Compassionate School Mental Health Practices to Foster Resiliency and RecoveryNew England MHTTC’s Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative will present their Compassionate School Mental Health Model (CSMHM) and demonstrate how it is being used to further compassionate, trauma-informed practices in schools and districts in New England. Highlighted will be 1) best practices for collaboration with community organizations, families, and healthcare centers, 2) how the CSMH Model enhances MTSS work, and 3) the role of coaching in supporting educators to become compassionate, nurturing adults.
          

This conference is hosted by the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) and funded in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration. If you have any questions, please contact the NCSMH team at 410-706-0980 or [email protected].

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