MHTTC National School Mental Health Best Practices: Implementation Guidance Modules for States, Districts, and Schools

Co-developed by the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network Coordinating Office and the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) to help states, districts, and schools across the United States understand the core components of comprehensive school mental health and engage in a planning process around implementation of services, these implementation guidance modules focus on the following core features of effective school mental health initiatives:

  • Roles for Educators and Student Instructional Support Personnel 
  • Collaboration and Teaming 
  • Multi-Tiered System of Supports 
  • Evidence-Informed Services and Supports 
  • Cultural Responsiveness and Equity 
  • Data-Driven Decision Making 

The modules are intended to be used with district teams that can influence, develop, and oversee school mental health systems at the school district and building levels. See a complete overview of the National School Mental Health Best Practices here.

If you experience any technical issues with downloading the files below, please contact Jessica Gonzalez at [email protected].

Trainer Manual PDF

Participant Manual PDF

Module PowerPoint Slides:

Additional Resources:

Virtual Learning Sessions:

Module Videos:

To help familiarize yourself with the material covered in each module, the Southeast MHTTC developed short, pre-recorded videos for each of the eight modules. Click below to view the videos for each module!

Our partners at the NCSMH developed School Mental Health Quality Guides to support school mental health implementation efforts. Key content from the guides is referenced in the Implementation Guidance Modules. For direct access to the most updated School Mental Health Quality Guides, visit the NCSMH website here.

Interested in accessing all resources included in the National School Mental Health Best Practices? Access the new National School Mental Health Best Practices Index: A Supplementary GuideThis document is an index to help users search and locate specific resources referenced within each of the 8 modules.

For information about local, state, and regional school mental health training and technical assistance activities, including with the implementation guidance modules, access the MHTTC in your region.

Questions about the MHTTC Network?
Contact the MHTTC Network Coordinating Office
Email: [email protected] Phone: (650) 721-8692

Questions about the SHAPE System or the National Quality Initiative?
Contact the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH)
Email: [email protected] Phone: (410) 706-0980

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