SBMH

Focus Area for the Mountain Plains MHTTC

Educators are often the first line of support in addressing mental health needs for students. They recognize the impact mental health has on learning and achievement.In response, the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) has developed training, technical assistance, and resources to support school-based mental health. The MHTTC team continues to develop online resource guides and toolkits as well as curricula and self-paced trainings to assist school professionals in understanding and implementing core concepts of best practices in school mental health. The Mountain Plains MHTTC team members are also available for technical assistance and in person or distance training on topics and issues most relevant to your school, district, or state.


Primary Goals of the School-Based Mental Health Program Include:

  • Provide training and technical assistance on implementation of evidence based mental health services, supports, and programs in schools and districts.

  • Build capacity and create learning communities among educators.

  • Provide resources and support for schools, districts, and teachers to address trauma and incorporate trauma responsive practices in the classroom.

  • Integrate mental health into teacher preparation so teachers are prepared to support all students.


 

Upcoming Trainings

Aug

11

Youth Mental Health First Aid

The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI

Aug

12

SMART Training for Educators

SMART offers an innovative, modern, uplifting, and highly scalable approach to enhance individual

Aug

17

Conferencia: El Suicidio en Puerto Rico: Estrategias para la prevención en poblaciones específicas…

Las muertes por suicidio son la tercera causa de muertes violentas en Puerto Rico y constituyen un

Aug

18

Stress Management for Educators

This event takes place on August 18th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. MT/2:00-3:00 p.m. CT. Event Description

Aug

22

Faith and Mental Health within the Hispanic and Latino Youth Population

Private event by invitation only.

Aug

25

Preventing Staff Burnout in Schools

This workshop is designed to provide educators and school staff with a general understanding of what

Aug

31

Advisory Board Virtual Meeting

Sep

01

Updates on Youth Mental Health Services in Ohio

The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI

Sep

07

A Clinicians Guide to First Episode Psychosis for Latinx Youth

This is a private Training of Trainers (ToT) by invitation only. Session 1: Wednesday, September 7th

Sep

12

Suicidal Awareness, Response, Safety Planning, and Postvention Learning Series Session 1

Event Description Session 1: Suicidal Awareness in the School Setting (September 12, 2022) Learning

Sep

16

Introductory Call: Mid-America School Mental Health Provider Learning Community

This is a 30-minute introductory call for the Mid-America School Mental Health Provider Learning

Sep

19

Suicidal Awareness, Response, Safety Planning, and Postvention Learning Series Session 2

Event Description Session 2: School-Appropriate Response and Screening Practices (September 19, 2022

Sep

21

Building Capacity of School Personnel to Promote Positive Mental Health in Native American Children…

Event Description The Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (Mountain Plains

Sep

26

Suicidal Awareness, Response, Safety Planning, and Postvention Learning Series Session 3

Event Description Session 3: School Supports, Safety Planning (September 26, 2022) Learning

Oct

05

Confronting Implicit Bias in Society and Ourselves: Session 1

Session 1 Role of Bias in Education Disparities In the first workshop, participants will review what

Oct

11

Coming Out Day

Oct

12

Confronting Implicit Bias in Society and Ourselves: Session 2

Session 2 Recognizing and Redressing Implicit Bias In the second workshop, participants will delve

Oct

19

Confronting Implicit Bias in Society and Ourselves: Session 3

Session 3 Impact Over Intention: Addressing Microaggressions in School In the third workshop

Oct

26

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI

Oct

26

Confronting Implicit Bias in Society and Ourselves: Session 4

Session 4 From Theory to Praxis: Exploring Real World Scenarios Lastly, in the fourth workshop

Dec

08

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI

Feb

28

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI

Products & Resources

Promoting the Academic & Social Success of LGBTQ+ Youth Informational Brief

This informational brief was created by our partners at the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA). The content of

Native Food is Medicine: Providing Emotional/ Resilient Support for AI/AN Youth through the Healing Power of Food Session 3

Recording of Native Food is Medicine: Providing Emotional/ Resilient Support for AI/AN Youth through the Healing Power of Food. Join us as we

Healtheknowledge

Welcome to Healtheknowledge, a free online learning & low-cost continuing education for health and behavioral health professionals. You can enroll in either of the following ongoing courses through the Mountain Plains MHTTC:

 

 

 


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Classroom WISE is a FREE 3-part training package that assists K-12 educators and school staff in supporting the mental health of students in the classroom. Developed by the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network in partnership with the National Center for School Mental Health, this package offers evidence-based strategies and skills to engage and support students experiencing adversity and distress.

 

In addition to a free online course on mental health literacy for educators and school staff, a video library and resource collection are also available!

 

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Aimed at being used as a companion training for Classroom WISE, the Central East MHTTC and National Center for School Mental Health have created Cultural Inclusiveness and Equity (CIE) WISE. 

 

In CIE WISE, K-12 educators and school staff learn how inequities in education impact student mental health and how implicit bias influences our perceptions and responses. Educators and school staff are also equipped with culturally inclusive and equitable strategies to promote student well-being and support students experiencing adversity, distress, and mental health concerns in the classroom.

 

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Strengthening Resilience: Promoting Positive School Mental Health Among Indigenous Youth

The purpose of this document is to provide tools for K-12 educators, administrators, and mental health treatment providers to better address the learning and behavioral health needs of Indigenous youth in a holistic manner. 

 

 

 

 


Promoting Positive Mental Health in Rural Schools

This guide provides resources specific to addressing the unique mental health training and technical assistance needs of schools serving rural and remote communities. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

School Mental Health Toolkit

This toolkit is a blueprint for school mental health services and will guide community members, schools, local leaders, and districts through 10 best practices, including strategies for implementing, funding, and sustaining mental health services in both rural and urban schools.

 

 


Trauma Responsive Schools Theory of Change Toolkit: Version Two, National Edition 

The Trauma Responsive Schools Theory of Change Toolkit is designed to guide users to develop a plan and to organize efforts to meet evidence-based practice standards in creating trauma responsive schools. The toolkit integrates knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices. 


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Please reach out to us at [email protected] to inquire about additional resources regarding school-based mental health and other mental health topics. 


 

 

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