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Mission Statement

The School-Based Mental Health Project (SMH) of the National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC works specifically with schools, organizations,

and professionals to strengthen their capacity to provide culturally and linguistically responsive school mental health services.

This initiative facilitates training, technical assistance, and capacity building efforts led by experts in the field. Our goal is to increase awareness

to attend to Latino students' mental health needs, promote the implementation of school mental health services that are culturally appropriate,

encourage the use of promising and evidence-based practices, and disseminate information on practical strategies and implementation efforts

of mental health services within a cultural context.

 

Who we Serve:

We aim to provide services for:

Students

Teachers

Parents

Counselors

Behavioral Health Specialist

Community-Based Organizations

School Districts

Migrant Education Programs

 

Services we Offer

Needs Assessment

Product Development

Training

Technical Assistance

Symposium

Conferences

 

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Technical Assistance for Project AWARE Grantees

We also aim to provide technical assistance to AWARE grantees to implement culturally and linguistically responsive school mental health (SMH)

services directed to Hispanic and Latino students and families.

 

Contact for more information

Christine Miranda, MPHE, PhD

Associate Project Director/ School Mental Health Lead [email protected]

National HIspanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center

Universidad Central del Caribe, School of Medicine Bayamon, PR 00960-6032

787-798-3000 ext 2122

 

Events

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Technical Assistance Topics

  • Anger management and challenging behaviors
  • Managing substance use and risky behaviors
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Mental health awareness and promotion
  • Suicide/Self-harm prevention and treatment
  • Cultural elements for serving Hispanic and Latino students
  • Gender and Sexually Diverse Latinx Youth
  • Trauma-informed schools
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Cultural & Linguistic Competency & Equity
  • Engaging Hispanic and Latino students
  • Grief and Loss
  • Acculturative Stress
  • Stress Management
  • School-Based Mental Health Interventions (Tier 1/Tier 2/Tier 3)
  • Latino Youth Gangs Racism, Discrimination, and Mental Health
  • COVID-19 and back to school