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

Feb

06

Becoming a Trauma-Informed School Logistics Part 1

This is session four of the Becoming a Trauma-Informed School series. Event Description This six

Feb

06

Private Community Session 2 for Untapped Leadership Wellness Workshop Series: Systems Thinking and…

MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2023 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PT Part 3 of 4 in the "Untapped Leadership" Wellness

Feb

07

SafeSide Suicide Prevention Training for Youth Services (Cohort 1)

This is a closed group. Please contact Sarah McMinn with questions. TRAINING DATES: Cohort 1

Feb

08

Learning From the Field: How to Involve Youth and Family in School Mental Health With PATCH …

DESCRIPTION: Join us to talk with a school social worker and the youth they work with about

Feb

08

Co-Occurring Disorder among Latino youths

Co-occurring disorders are now considered the expectation, not the exception. This webinar will

Feb

09

Take HEART Community of Practice-Activate Your Power: Ways to Operationalize Stakeholder Engagement

A Train-the-Trainer Opportunity: Education is Power! "Educate yourself and others to understand the

Feb

09

Supporting Resilience: Culturally Sensitive & Developmentally Appropriate Assessment &…

This is Part 4 of 9 of the Supporting Resilience in Children & Youth learning series. DESCRIPTION

Feb

09

Prevention and Intervention Efforts to Address Bullying and School Violence

Going to school each day for students, staff, and faculty is not how it used to be. With school

Feb

13

Becoming a Trauma-Informed School Logistics Part 2

This is session five of the Becoming a Trauma-Informed School series. Event Description This six

Feb

13

Private Community Session 3 for Untapped Leadership Wellness Workshop Series: Small Group Peer…

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2023 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PT [Find your local time zone here] Part 4 of 4 in the

Feb

15

The POWER (Positive Outcomes with Emotional Regulation) Program

A school-based group intervention program designed to promote emotion-regulation skills for middle

Feb

15

Understanding and Supporting the Executive Functioning of Autistic Students Part 1: Understanding…

Session Overview: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common co-occurring

Feb

15

New Adapted Prevention & Screening Resources for LGBTQ+ Young People at Risk of Harmful Substance…

During this panel discussion, hosted in partnership with the Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+

Feb

15

Talk Back to Joy: Session 1-Accessing A Playful Praxis: Centering Joy for educational transformation

Join the Northeast & Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center for a virtual three-session

Feb

17

School Mental Health Learning Community

School mental health providers can strengthen their skills and grow their network through the Mid

Feb

20

Developing Relevant Metrics for Measuring Progress in School-Based Trauma-Informed Practices

This is the final session of the Becoming a Trauma-Informed School series. Event Description This

Feb

22

Utilizing an MTSS Framework to Advance the Mental Health of K-12 Faculty and Staff

Teacher and administrator health profoundly affects the student experience and the school community

Feb

22

Change is the Constant: Navigating Staff Turnover in School Mental Health Programs

Session overview How do we make sure the programs in place to support student wellness are

Feb

23

The POWER (Positive Outcomes with Emotional Regulation) Program

A school-based group intervention program designed to promote emotion-regulation skills for middle

Feb

27

The POWER (Positive Outcomes with Emotional Regulation) Program

A school-based group intervention program designed to promote emotion-regulation skills for middle

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

Feb

28

Sustainability Workshop with the National Center for School Mental Health

The National Center for School Mental Health will be hosting a presentation on best practices for

Mar

01

Youth Mental Health First Aid

The South Southwest MHTTC presents Mental Health First Aid, an early intervention education program

Mar

01

Understanding and Supporting the Executive Functioning of Autistic Students Part 2: Evidence-based…

Session Overview: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common co-occurring

Mar

02

FIRST Workshop and Coaching for School-based Providers

Training Workshop Schedule: Thursday, March 2nd 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CST Tuesday, March 7th 9:00 am - 4

Products & Resources


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 throughout 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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