Trauma-Informed Policies for Schools Resources
- A Practice Guide for School & Mental Health Leadership
- Infographic: 4 Choice Points for School Mental Health Leadership
Mental Health on the Job: Video Tip Series for Employers & Employees
Working can be vitally important for the recovery and well-being of people with mental illness. Their employers -- and the workforce as a whole -- also benefit from their lived experience. But people with mental health challenges who are new or returning to the workforce can experience difficulty finding a job. And both employees and employers can struggle with how to approach workplace accommodations.
The Pacific Southwest MHTTC's new video tip series is designed to support the full engagement of people with mental health challenges in the workforce. Each short, 3-minute video is loaded with practical tips and key considerations to make the workforce work for everyone. Click for more information and available videos.
Student Mental Health Championship: Why It Matters
In this short video that was scripted, conceptualized, and facilitated by youth from Long Beach, CA, young people describe why school mental health championship is vital to student mental health and the challenges and key success factors that contribute to adults showing up as allies to young people in their mental health championship & leadership. Produced by Youth Leadership Institute. Watch on YouTube.
Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) 101 - An Introduction
The interconnected systems framework (ISF) is a strategy to align all social-emotional-behavioral interventions through one system at the state or regional, district, and school level. ISF builds on the success of social service platforms and provides specific steps for integration and alignment to create healthier schools. This webinar will kick-off the ISF learning series with a look at how we can effectively implement and lead ISF installation. Presented by Susan Barrett, MA, and facilitated by the school mental health leads of the Northwest MHTTC (Kelcey Schmitz) and the Pacific Southwest MHTTC (Leora Wolf-Prusan).
Learning Objectives. Participants will:
- Understand ISF and its positive impact on schools
- Discuss strategies to align PBIS/MTSS and student mental health
- Identify appropriate community-level partners
- Learn initial steps for implementing the ISF approach
Presenter Bio Susan Barrett, MA, is the Director of the Mid-Atlantic PBIS Network at Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore Maryland. She has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and certification in Special Education, having served as a teacher, administrator and coordinator with Sheppard Pratt Health System since 1993. Mrs. Barrett serves as an Implementer Partner with the United States Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)'s National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
Working Together for Wellness - A Mindful Approach to School Site Leader and Teacher Collaboration for Whole School Wellness
Join The Teaching Well and Camino Nuevo Charter Academy leadership as we bring together diverse school site roles to share ways they have collaborated to create healthy and sustainable school climate for students, teachers and staff. Learning directly from teachers, school site personnel, and school leaders, together we consider the possibilities of integrating wellness into whole school staff development, leadership approaches, collaborative conversations, and support spaces for both teachers and students. Participants hear firsthand accounts of the personal and professional benefits when school staff make wellness a central focus in their work plans, relational strategies, and overall school culture. This webinar uplifts the concept that whole school wellness is best as a multi-year collaborative and iterative process between all members of a campus community.
- Define personal sustainability in the context of schools
- Explore the relationship between personal sustainability and professional sustainability
- Learn how specific school site roles can lead sustainably
- Learn best practices and practical strategies for integrating a wellness focus into school culture
- Explore the links between school leader wellness, teacher wellness, and student outcomes
This webinar is most helpful for new and veteran teachers; administrators who seek to lead sustainably; and school site wellness staff such as social workers, inclusion specialists, counselors, and paraeducators or teachers on special assignment.
This is the third session in the Mental Health Literacy & Student Learning Outcomes webinar series.
Mental Health Literacy & Student Learning Outcomes Webinar 1: An Introduction
Are you a school instructional leader who wants to learn about school mental health, or a mental health provider who wants to learn about the contexts of schools and student learning outcomes? Often, the conversations between educators and mental health providers are siloed and separated. This archived webinar bridges the conversation so that both perspectives can learn from one another to better support the students they serve.
In this recording, you’ll learn more about:
- Common mental health issues among students and their potential effects on learning outcomes
- The relationship between socio-emotional development, student learning, and academic success
- An introduction to mental health in the classroom and school, including barriers to help-seeking and provision
- How to enhance our role as supportive adults for students with mental health and emotional challenges and strengths
Creating Trauma-Informed Policies: A Practice Guide for School and Mental Health Leadership
Want to figure out how to create and develop policies that contribute to trauma-informed school environments? Tasked with ensuring trauma-informed work is sustainable and scalable at your school, district office, agency, department, or organization? During this session, we'll explore the four choice points leaders face; tips for successful policy development and implementation; and examples of current policy at the local, district, state, and federal levels from which you can choose and use for your own work. Additional resources include: Creating Trauma-Informed Policies: A Practice Guide for School & Mental Health Leadership: Guide and Infographic. Watch on YouTube.
Community-Defined Evidence: Culturally-Appropriate Approach- Meeting MH Needs of Diverse Populations
This pre-recorded webinar session celebrates culture and communities, and explores community programs and practices that work and are helping people. The session explores how we collectively approach the concept of evidence, effectiveness of practices, and the role of communities in achieving positive outcomes for individuals experiencing mental health conditions. This discussion is intended for clinicians, mental health program providers, evaluators, and others. Watch on YouTube.