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


Addressing Mental Health Concerns in Children and Teens

En Español Stress Management in Children and Teens Worry and anxiety are regular parts of life, but they can also be indications that your child

NJ Comprehensive School-Based Mental Health Webinar Series Session 6: Suicide and Substance Use Risk, Assessment and Prevention

View Session Recording The Northeast and Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) at Rutgers University provides monthly

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

View session recording The Northeast and Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) at Rutgers University will provide monthly

USVI Summer Academy: Educator Wellness

View session recording Webinar Objectives: Identify how educators have been affected by current times in terms of their own burnout, compassion

USVI Summer Academy: Classroom Engagement Strategies to Support Mental Health

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

Sparta Parent Workshop #3: Creating Resilience in Children that will Foster their Potential and Increase their Success in the World | Presentation Slides

Presentation slides

Sparta Parent Workshop 2: Emotions Matter: Social Emotional Learning (SEL) at Home and in the Community | Presentation Slides

Presentation slides

Helping Students Cope with Stress | Al-Ghazaly Jr/Sr High School | Presentation Slides

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Trauma Through the ACE Lens: Developing Trauma-Informed Classrooms (CPC)

View Session Recording Webinar Objectives: Define trauma and the various types of trauma Explore Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and our

Providing Telehealth Services and Instruction to Students and Clients with a Focus on those with Developmental Disabilities and on the Autism Spectrum

The focus of this webinar is to provide the support and information that teachers, supervisors, BCBAs, therapists and other professionals