Highlighted Resources

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Standalone Publications and Products

  • COVID-19 and Mental Health Resources

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pacific Southwest MHTTC is assembling a reference guide to helpful resources and tools.


  • Virtual Learning Guide

    This resource is structured as a workbook for facilitators. It includes tips, examples, and reflective questions for those who are transitioning online professional development and other group learning events to digital platforms.


  • Family Navigator Model: A Practice Guide for Schools

    The family navigator model is a peer-based, flexible approach that can support the families of children who have a health or developmental challenge or disability. This toolkit is designed to support education agencies and school leaders interested in building a family navigator program.


  • 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. Each short, 3-minute video in this series is loaded with practical tips and key considerations to make the workforce work for everyone.

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Multiple Learning Modalities: Scaffolded Products and Trainings

  • Creating Trauma-Informed School Policies

    Creating compassionate policies is a cornerstone strategy of educational leadership. This practice guide, infographic, and webinar are complementary tools for developing trauma-informed and compassionate school policies. These tools outline four "choice points" for education and mental health leadership, and each choice point includes examples, guiding questions, and suggestions for practice.

    Practice Guide | Infographic | Webinar


  • Exploring the Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF)

    In collaboration with the OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), the Pacific Southwest MHTTC developed a three-part series to deepen understanding of the Interconnected Systems Framework. All three documents provide case examples that reflect the diversity of schools in the region.

    ISF 101 Fact Sheet | ISF 201 Fact Sheet | ISF 301 Fact Sheet


    Building on the content of the fact sheets, the Northwest MHTTC and Pacific Southwest MHTTC partnered on a series of jointly led ISF webinars that highlighted examples of real school implementation in our regions.

    ISF 101 Webinar | ISF 201 Webinar | ISF 301 Webinar


  • The Why, What, and How: Addressing Social Determinants of Health in the Pacific Southwest Region

    This webinar and brief fact sheet provide foundational knowledge on what are the social determinants of health, why they should be assessed, and how mental health service providers can leverage them for better outcomes. Each tool includes highlighted resources and case examples to support local efforts, as well as discussion of how to identify and collaborate with appropriate partners.


  • Building and Assessing Workforce Diversity

    The package of resources is designed to help mental health organization increase their culturally and linguistically competent service delivery. The self-assessment tool can help mental health organizations explore their own implementation of workforce diversity strategies in six key areas, and the webinar explores each of these areas in depth.

    Package of Resources | Self-Assessment Tool | Webinar




Archived Webinars

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Youth and Young Adult Mental Health Series

Understanding and Advancing Mental Health Equity for Young Adults focuses on practices that health departments and mental health agencies can take to begin eliminating health disparities for young adults of transition age. Ethical Considerations and Strategies for Improving Shared Decision-Making in Civil Commitment and Involuntary Hospitalization explores civil commitment law through the lens of civil liberties for young adults of transition age, including strategies for improving the process of civil commitments for youth and their families. Low Barrier Access to Mental Health Services for Youth and Young Adults: What Works with What We’ve Got describes how low-barrier policies and services, such as drop-in centers and peer programs, can improve service engagement.


When There Is One School Counselor: Strategies to Reach All Students Nonetheless

This webinar describes how shifting from a traditional counseling approach to a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) benefits both students and staff members. The Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience Education) Coordinators from two rural school districts in northern Nevada share how an MTSS has transformed their districts and positively impacted the lives of students.


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.


Supporting Students and Staff in the Aftermath of Crisis and Loss

Crisis and loss are common in the lives of students, whether due to a death or crisis involving a student's individual family or one that affects the entire school community. This workshop with the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement helps school professionals learn basic skills in how to students as they struggle to understand and cope with a crisis or loss.


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