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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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Products

The Experience of Being a Non-Latino Mental Health Professional Who Works with Latinx Clients: Providing Appropiate Transcultural Care

The current booklet: The Experience of Being a Non-Latinx Mental Health Professional Who Works with Latinx Clients: Providing Appropriate

Guías para responder a la violencia de pareja íntima en entornos de salud mental

La violencia de pareja íntima (VPI) es un problema de salud pública grave y prevenible que afecta a millones de personas (CDC, 2019). El término

Desk Reference: Latinx Youth Gang Prevention in School Systems

This resource contains a compendium of the Youth Gang curriculum that can help understand the Hispanic and Latino youth gang involvement and the

Structural Barriers in Mental Health Care among Latinx Populations: Means, Strategies, and Resources to Improve Access and Services

This factsheet addresses structural barriers to receiving accessible and responsive mental health care services (e.g., lack of culturally and

Barreras estructurales en el cuidado de la salud mental entre las poblaciones latinas: Medios, estrategias y recursos para mejorar los servicios

Esta hoja informativa aborda las barreras estructurales para recibir servicios de atención de salud mental accesibles y receptivos (p. ej

TARGET: Intervención basada en evidencia para trastornos de estrés traumático y de salud conductual en comunidades hispanas y latinas

Este producto describe a TARGET, una intervención terapéutica y de educación que se puede adaptar para niñxs, jóvenes y familias latinas que han

TARGET: Evidence-based Intervention for Traumatic Stress Disorders and Behavioral Health Illness in Hispanic and Latino Communities

This factsheet describes TARGET, a therapeutic intervention for regulating the effect of trauma that can be adapted for Latinx children, youths

Improving the Emotional Well-Being of Latinx Students Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic: Tips for School Personnel and Caregivers

This factsheet describes the main emotions experienced by Hispanic and Latino children and adolescents and their manifestations during the COVID

Mejorando el bienestar emocional de estudiantes hispanos y latinxs durante la pandemia de COVID-19: Recomendaciones para personal escolar y cuidadores

Este producto describe las emociones y sus manifestaciones de los niños y adolescentes hispanos durante la pandemia de COVID-19. Además, el

Mejorando el bienestar emocional de estudiantes hispanos y latinxs durante la pandemia de COVID-19: Recomendaciones para personal escolar y cuidadores

Este producto describe las emociones y sus manifestaciones de los niños y adolescentes hispanos durante la pandemia de COVID-19. Además, el

Engaging Mexican Indigenous Families, Children, and Youth in Mental Health Treatment

Mexicans represent 62% of all immigrants with Latin American origins living in the United States. Mexican indigenous families often experience

Cuando los Monstruos Viven con Nosotros: Reflexiones sobre el Impacto de la Intersección de las Inequidades Estructurales, el COVID-19 y la Violencia de Pareja en los Niños Pequeños en Familias Latinoamericanas

El impacto de la pandemia del COVID-19 ha iluminado las inequidades existentes con la carga de la crisis recayendo en las personas representando

Covid 19 and the Impact on Intimate Partner Violence for Latinos

This one-hour online session will provide information on how to address the impact of COVID-19 prevention efforts, shelter in place practices

Improving the Emotional Well-Being of Latinx Students Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic: Tips for School Personnel and Caregivers

This factsheet describes the main emotions experienced by Hispanic and Latino children and adolescents and their manifestations during the COVID

Mejorando el bienestar emocional de estudiantes hispanos y latinxs durante la pandemia de COVID-19: Recomendaciones para personal escolar y cuidadores

Este producto describe las emociones y sus manifestaciones de los niños y adolescentes hispanos durante la pandemia de COVID-19. Además, el

Mejorando el bienestar emocional de estudiantes hispanos y latinxs durante la pandemia de COVID-19: Recomendaciones para personal escolar y cuidadores

Este producto describe las emociones y sus manifestaciones de los niños y adolescentes hispanos durante la pandemia de COVID-19. Además, el

Engaging Mexican Indigenous Families, Children, and Youth in Mental Health Treatment

Mexicans represent 62% of all immigrants with Latin American origins living in the United States. Mexican indigenous families often experience

Cuando los Monstruos Viven con Nosotros: Reflexiones sobre el Impacto de la Intersección de las Inequidades Estructurales, el COVID-19 y la Violencia de Pareja en los Niños Pequeños en Familias Latinoamericanas

El impacto de la pandemia del COVID-19 ha iluminado las inequidades existentes con la carga de la crisis recayendo en las personas representando

Covid 19 and the Impact on Intimate Partner Violence for Latinos

This one-hour online session will provide information on how to address the impact of COVID-19 prevention efforts, shelter in place practices

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