School Mental Health Newsletters


January 2021: The new year also brings new resources and training opportunities! In this month’s newsletter, we’re particularly excited to share the Northwest PBIS Network Annual "Virtual" Conference and a FREE 8-Part Learning Series on the National School Mental Health Curriculum, as well as a wealth of newly released recordings, resources, and articles on a range of school mental health topics. 

February 2021: In this month's newsletter, we want to highlight Healing School Communities Impacted by Racial Violence Two-Part Series, it is a follow-up to this past summer's series on Supporting School Mental Health in the Context of Racial Violence. We also want to highlight that February is Black History Month. While we all have an ongoing commitment to center, celebrate, and elevate BIPOC voices, Black History Month serves as an important reminder to learn more about the history and contributions of Black communities throughout our daily lives. 

March 2021: In light of the one-year anniversary of COVID-19 in the Northwest Region, we want to show our gratitude for the strength of this community. This year has had no shortage of new challenges and school communities have consistently risen to each obstacle that has come their way. As we look forward, we are hopeful for what the coming months and next year will bring. We are excited to share we will receive a fourth year of funding and will continue our work of supporting the school mental health workforce in Region 10.

April 2021: April was a busy month for our school mental health team and we have quite a few new resources and opportunities we're excited to share with you. Additionally, we wanted to share that our team will be going through a few staffing changes in the coming months. Megan Lucy, our Program Coordinator who has been supporting our programming behind the scenes, is being promoted to support overall operations at the SMART Center. As we say goodbye to much of the work she was leading, you may notice that future communications will come from the Northwest School Mental Health Team. It is a bittersweet change and she will certainly be missed, but we're excited and supportive of what this new chapter will bring. 

May 2021: As May and Mental Health Awareness Month come to a close we are hopeful for what the future (short and long term) has in store. This last year has brought significant attention to our individual and collective mental health and well-being. We are excited to share the May newsletter and the new resources, information, training, along with the opportunity for you to let us know how we can support your school mental health efforts in Year 4 of our supplement funding that will begin in mid-August. 

Winter 2021-2022: We see you! Your hearts are hurting. Your energy is depleted. Your nerves are shaken. This first quarter of the school year was unprecedented, unfair and unforgiving. Please accept this virtual hug filled with strength, compassion and resolve. You are not alone. We honor you for the work you do every day and stand in awe of your commitment to the students and school communities you serve. This issue is full of resources to help you refuel and retool. Not finding what you are looking for? Please ask! We are here to support you.  

Best wishes for a peaceful and healing holiday season!


January 2020: In this issue, we highlight one our key partners, the The Treatment and Services Adaptation Center for Resilience, Hope and Wellness in Schools, highlight recent efforts in Alaksa, and share a new resource on Supporting Student Mental Health: Resources to Prepare Educators.

February/March 2020:  In this issue, we announce that we will receive a third year of funding, provide resources for support and responding to a global pandemic, and share updates about the Annual Northwest PBIS Network Conference and 5th Annual Idaho Positive Behavior Network Conference. 

April 2020: In this issue, we highlight The Well Being Series, our response to COVID-19, and OSPI's Virtual MTSS Fest.  

May 2020: In this issue, we highlighted Mental Health Month and shared newly-posted recordings for our webinars in our Well Being Series.

June 2020:  In this issue, we highlighted new resources for returning to school after COVID-19, resources for supporting LGBTQ students and resources for supporting student mental health in the context of racial inequity and violence.

July 2020: In this issue, we highlight new resources and two upcoming events: a two-part learning forum on Supporting School Mental Health in the Context of Racial Violence and a webinar on Universal Screening for Internalized and Externalizing Behaviors in the COVID-19 Era.

August 2020: In this issue, we highlight mental health and well being resources for returning to school during COVID, announce our Anxiety & Return to School webinar series, and introduce our newest team member: Nathaly Florez.

September 2020: Our September 2020 newsletter is jam-packed with upcoming events and new resources to support your professional learning during this back-to-school season. From new educator wellness webinars to suicide prevention resources and recently released recordings, there is something for everyone in this month’s newsletter.

October 2020: For our October 2020 newsletter we're excited to share a wealth of new events and resources in this month's newsletter. In particular, we want to highlight resources we've shared in honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day. We welcome you to take a look and learn more about how to support the mental health and wellness of Native students, staff, and families.

November 2020: For our November 2020 newsletter we're excited to share a wealth of new events and resources in this month's newsletter. In particular, we want to highlight resources we've shared in honor of National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month. We welcome you to take a look and learn more about how to support the mental health and wellness of Native students, staff, and families.


August 2019: In this issue we introduce our key school mental health staff, share our goals for the year, and provide new resources and upcoming events. 

October 2019: In this issue we provide an overview of our Year 2 goals and work plan, share a new practice brief on Effective Programs to Address Trauma in Schools, and launch our Trauma and ISF webinar series.

November 2019: In this issue we share a fact sheet on Supporting Native Youth in School Settings, highlight a recent state collaborative convening and training on Interconnected Systems Framework in Idaho, and let you know about upcoming events.

December 2019: In this issue, we highlight one our key partners, the Northwest PBIS Network, recap recent trainings on CBITS, Bounce Back, and SSET with our partners in Idaho, and share recently released recordings of our first two Trauma-Responsive Schools webinars.

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