This is one of five recorded Virtual Learning Sessions, part of the MHTTC National School Mental Health Learning Community. To access the recording, please click the blue "VIEW RESOURCES button above. A transcript is available here.
The recorded Virtual Learning Sessions took place between April and August 2019. Each Virtual Learning Session is about 75 minutes long and includes a deeper dive into the content from the MHTTC National School Mental Health Best Practices: Implementation Guidance Modules (formerly known as the National School Mental Health Curriculum). This resource was developed by the MHTTC Network Coordinating Office and National Center for School Mental Health to help states, districts, and schools advance comprehensive school mental health, as well as engage in a planning process around implementation of services.
The Implementation Guidance Modules focus on the following core components of comprehensive school mental health:
- Educators and Student Instructional Support Personnel
- Collaboration and Teaming
- Multi-Tiered System of Supports
- Evidence-Informed Services and Supports
- Cultural Responsiveness and Equity
- Data-Driven Decision Making
The modules are intended to be used by district teams to influence, develop, and oversee school mental health systems at the school district- and building-levels. District teams may include:
- School District Leaders (e.g., Superintendent, School Board)
- School Administrators (e.g., Principal, Assistant Principal)
- District Mental Health Director or Student Services Supervisor (e.g., Director of Student Services, District Supervisor School Psychologists/Social Workers/Counselors)
- Community Behavioral Health Agency Supervisor/Director (e.g., Clinical Director of an agency that provides school-based services in the district)
- Youth/Family Advocate or Consumer
The modules align with the national performance domains and indicators established as part of the National Quality Initiative on School Health. Each module includes resources and tools to support learning extensions and can be adapted and built upon to be contextualized to regions, states, and districts.
Access to this FREE resource is available HERE.