School Mental Health

 

SAMHSA has provided funding to the MHTTC to support training and consultation in the area of school mental health to teachers and school staff regarding mental health services for students. It is under this supplemental funding that we are able to offer training and consultation directly to schools and community organizations affiliated with the work of schools. We have the capacity and expertise to provide national webinars, general trainings, professional development meetings, and intensive technical assistance/consultation services on school mental health topics.

The objectives of these activities are to: communicate the importance of mental health supports in schools, enhance the capacity to recognize and identify mental health concerns in students, and educate staff on the best models of school-based mental health services and when to link to community-based services.

Examples of potential professional development and training topics include: Youth Mental Health First Aid, Trauma-Informed Care, Managing Traumatic Events in Schools, Trauma and Mental Health, Cultivating Resiliency, Suicide Prevention, Social-Emotional Learning, Crisis Interventions, School Refusal and Anxiety, Staff Self-Care, and Advanced Mental Health Skills for Selected Staff.

The cost for these services is covered by the SAMHSA grant and is, therefore, no cost to the school.

For our current offerings, please see our activities calendar.

School-Based Training & Technical Assistance

 

School-Related Products & Resources
Below you will find products and resources from the Northeast & Caribbean MHTTC related to school mental health.

 

NJ Comprehensive School-based Mental Health Webinar Series Session 1: Developing a MTSS Framework | Slide Deck

The Northeast and Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) at Rutgers University will provide monthly webinars to support you

USVI Summer Academy: Classroom Engagement Strategies to Support Mental Health

View Slide Deck Session Objectives: At the end of this session participants will be able to: Define student engagement Describe social-emotional