School Mental Health: Working Together to Address & Reduce Trauma

Supporting Teacher-Student Success


Is your school prepared to care for all of the students, staff, and families in your community? Our program is designed to help school communities establish a compassionate cultural foundation for strong relationships and holistic skills to weather stress, trauma, and promote well-being for the entire school population. View our Compassionate School Mental Health model and lean into this approach to leadership and social-emotional learning via our online course, Cultivating Compassionate School Communities that Respond to Trauma Effectively.


Products and Resources

Our School Mental Health Initiative publishes and disseminates learning resources—issue briefs, fact sheets, reports, and toolkits—that examine current topics and concerns related to youth mental health and trauma-informed compassionate school practices that support all members of the learning community. We also offer Community of Practice opportunities where participants connectvirtually and/or in-personacross organizations, districts, and states to share knowledge and experience. View our archived products, training, and resources in the New England MHTTC Resources and Products Catalog.

Join our complimentary online events designed to strengthen mental health supports that address the needs of children who have experienced/are at risk of experiencing significant trauma. 

Subscribe: Compassion Action Newse-Newsletter Masthead

Our bimonthly e-newsletter shares best practices for cultivating compassionate school communities that support positive well-being and mental health. View our archive and sign up to receive the next volume in our series, slated for release in September 2023.



Learn More About Our HEART Collective

Learn More About Our HEART CollectiveAre you looking for ways to develop collaborations around comprehensive school mental health supports? Visit the HEART Collective website for resources on the impact of childhood-trauma and ways to build the critical collaborations needed to create compassionate school communities. Access tip sheets, toolkits, and a wealth of resources around trauma-skilled, recovery-oriented school mental health practices, including:

  • Comprehensive school mental health
  • Collaborations
  • Equity Considerations
  • Funding Considerations
  • Logistic Design
  • Mental Health Supports
  • Privacy Considerations
  • Staff Well-Being
  • Voice and Engagement

Featured Resources

Best Practices for Collaboration on School-Based Mental Health Supports for Schools and Healthcare Centers Using the Compassionate School Mental Health Model

Overcoming Barriers to Effective Collaboration On School Mental Health System and Service Delivery

HEART Webinar: Effective Collaborations for School-Based Mental Health Services


Training Highlights

6 Steps to Guide Your MH Literacy Action Plan


Take HEART Ambassador Training Program


Compassionate Leadership: Preventing and Addressing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout


Giving Youth the Tools to Advocate for Their Well-Being



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