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

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Building Capacity for Effective School-Based Suicide Prevention

Applications close September 30, 2022 Session Dates: October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 2022

Oct

04

Trauma-Responsive Practices in Education Training of Trainers

The Mountain Plains MHTTC is pleased to offer this Training of Trainers (TOT) on Trauma-Informed

Oct

05

Supporting Autistic Students in the Classroom and other Mental Health Challenges: Your Questions…

Session Overview: 1 in 44 school-age children have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Autistic students

Oct

05

Role of Bias in Education Disparities

This is part one of our Confronting Implicit Bias in Society and Ourselves learning series. Role of

Oct

06

POWER Program Training Opportunity: Targeted Groups for Emotional Regulation

The Northeast & Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center invites your school to

Oct

11

POWER Program Training Opportunity: Targeted Groups for Emotional Regulation

The Northeast & Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center invites your school to

Oct

12

Centering Youth Voices & Prioritizing Youth Engagement with PATCH (Providers and Teens Connecting…

DESCRIPTION: Join PATCH as they introduce this webinar series and set the stage for successful youth

Oct

12

Recognizing and Readdressing Implicit Bias

This is part two of our Confronting Implicit Bias in Society and Ourselves learning series

Oct

13

POWER Program Training Opportunity: Targeted Groups for Emotional Regulation

The Northeast & Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center invites your school to

Oct

18

The Four Modes of Human Regulation

This is Part 3 of our Neuro-Sequential Model in Education series. Event Description This 4-part

Oct

19

Cultural Considerations for Addressing Mental Health Issues and Racial Discrimination in Hispanic…

DESCRIPTION: Latinx youths are at significant risk for mental health problems, including anxiety

Oct

19

Impact Over Intention: Addressing Microaggressions in School

This is part three of our Confronting Implicit Bias in Society and Ourselves learning series. Impact

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

From Theory to Praxis: Exploring Real World Scenarios

This is part four of our Confronting Implicit Bias in Society and Ourselves learning series. From

Nov

07

Expecting the Unexpected: Comprehensive School Crisis Planning

Schools face many barriers in effective crisis planning, including lack of training/resources and

Nov

15

Strategies that Promote Learning

This is Part 4 of our Neuro-Sequential Model in Education series. Event Description This 4-part

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

Jan

09

The Fundamentals of Trauma

This is session one of our Becoming a Trauma-Informed School series. Event Description This six

Jan

23

Embracing the Paradigm Shift

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

Jan

30

Key Elements of Trauma-Informed School Environments

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

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

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

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

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

Make A Positive Difference Resource List: Recovery and Resilience Supports in Response to Sexual Violence

September 15, 2022 Our Make A Positive Difference resource list offers facts and statistics on sexual violence, connections to state-based

Person-Centered Recovery Planning: Partnering for Wellness and Recovery

September 14, 2022 This interactive webinar provided an overview of key strategies to move person-centered care from theory to reality through

Michigan Telehealth Research Infographics: MDHHS Medicaid Behavioral Telehealth Survey Data (Jan. 2020-Dec.2021)

The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (CMHAM) created infographics based on data gathered in their recent statewide behavioral

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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