School Mental Health: Working Together to Address & Reduce Trauma
Is your school prepared to care for all of the students, staff, and families in your community? Our program is designed to help school communities establish a compassionate cultural foundation for strong relationships and holistic skills to weather stress, trauma, and promote well-being for the entire school population. View our Compassionate School Mental Health model and lean into this approach to leadership and social-emotional learning via our online course, Cultivating Compassionate School Communities that Respond to Trauma Effectively.
Products and Resources
Our School Mental Health Initiative publishes and disseminates learning resources—issue briefs, fact sheets, reports, and toolkits—that examine current topics and concerns related to youth mental health and trauma-informed compassionate school practices that support all members of the learning community. We also offer Community of Practice opportunities where participants connect—virtually and/or in-person—across organizations, districts, and states to share knowledge and experience. View our archived products, training, and resources in the New England MHTTC Resources and Products Catalog.
Join our complimentary online events designed to strengthen mental health supports that address the needs of children who have experienced/are at risk of experiencing significant trauma.
Subscribe: Compassion Action News
Our bimonthly e-newsletter shares best practices for cultivating compassionate school communities that support positive well-being and mental health. View our archive and sign up to receive the next volume in our series, slated for release in September 2023.
Learn More About Our HEART Collective
Are you looking for ways to develop collaborations around comprehensive school mental health supports? Visit the HEART Collective website for resources on the impact of childhood-trauma and ways to build the critical collaborations needed to create compassionate school communities. Access tip sheets, toolkits, and a wealth of resources around trauma-skilled, recovery-oriented school mental health practices, including:
- Comprehensive school mental health
- Equity Considerations
- Funding Considerations
- Logistic Design
- Mental Health Supports
- Privacy Considerations
- Staff Well-Being
- Voice and Engagement