Northwest MHTTC School Mental Health
In addition to regular training activities and special areas of focus, the Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (Northwest) has received funding to support increased training and technical assistance for school mental health in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. To operationalize this support Northwest has partnered with the University of Washington School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center, a national leader in developing and supporting implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in schools, including prevention, early intervention, and intensive supports.
The Northwest School Mental Health (SMH) and Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Training and Technical Assistance (TA) Center, within the UW SMART Center, supports school mental health efforts with the goal to build a single system of delivery in which education and mental health systems are integrated across the tiers.
The primary center goals are:
- Provide training and technical assistance on implementation of mental health services in schools and school system
- Build infrastructure and create learning communities
- Support educational leaders to promote mental health for ALL
- Foster regional alliances and collaborative efforts
"I am so grateful to not feel isolated in what I do. It was a reminder to stay anchored in my roots for sustenance and to use that information to assist the families and communities that we serve. Thank you for the information and the support. Please know that I appreciate all that you do. This was a very special time and I have been able to take that energy on all that we do."
– Terehasa Lee-MChunganji
Anchored in Our Roots participant
“Being in a public school district mental health is at the forefront of the work I do. NW MHTTC provides training that has allowed me to expand my mental health knowledge. This forum has allowed me to easily access information from experts across the state, gain ideas, resources, and participate in a community that is implementing evidence-based practices.”
– Kara Lamb
MTSS-SEB District Coach
Pasco School District (WA)
“ODE and the Mental Health in Education Team are grateful for the NW MHTTC team's continued partnership, collaboration, and tireless effort. We are strengthening Oregon's mental health literacy as a result of this partnership and look forward to continuing to work together!”
– B Grace Bullock, Ph.D.
Director of Mental and Behavioral Health
Oregon Department of Education (ODE)
Northwest School Mental Health Supplement Reviews:
- Bullying Prevention in Elementary and Middle Schools: Foundations and Student Ownership | Wednesday March 20th, 2024
- Bullying Prevention in Elementary and Middle Schools: Leveraging Experts in Your Building | Wednesday April 17th, 2024
The 21st International Conference on Positive Behavior Support | March 6 - 9, 2024 - Register Now!
22nd Annual NWPBIS Conference | April 24-26, 2024 - Register Now!
- Cultural Inclusiveness and Equity WISE: A Companion Training to Classroom WISE
- Oregon Classroom WISE: Mental Health Literacy for All Oregonians
2023 National PBIS Leadership Forum | October 26 - 27, 2023
Washington State Mental Health Summit 2023 | November 2, 2023
2022-2023 School Year
2021-2022 School Year
2020-2021 School Year
2019-2020 School Year
Special Events in Response to COVID-19
Looking for more resources? Check out our resources page here.
How to get involved:
- Join the mailing list for alerts about trainings, monthly e-newsletters, tools and resources. Sign up Here!
- Let us know about:
- School Mental Health and MTSS workforce needs.
- Upcoming events that could be shared with others and/or enhanced by SMH or MTSS presentations.
- Other state, district, or regional leaders who should know about our center.
- Partnership opportunities.
For more information, contact:
Kelcey Schmitz, MSEd
School Mental Health Director, Northwest MHTTC