Take HEART Community of Practice

Join this professional development series and gain the strategies, tools, and resources you need to help you spread the word about the importance of comprehensive school-based mental health services. This community of practice is an extension of our Healthcare workers and Educators Addressing and Reducing Trauma (HEART) Collective—an intentional effort to enhance collaborations between community health centers and schools to support positive mental health and well-being for youth in school-based settings.


Create an equity-focused, trauma-responsive system of care for your school/district.


In these sessions, experts in education, mental health, and healthcare from New England will share the evidence-based practices they have used to:

  • Promote well-being and advocate for improved school mental health supports and resources
  • Initiate conversations in school and community settings about the importance of holistic mental health supports
  • Increase stakeholder involvement and disseminate public health and mental health literacy campaigns and materials


All sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. ET. Our live events will include “Office Hours”—featuring practical guidance, training exercises, and Ask the Expert opportunities!


Learn more and register now for one or all events in this series below:

12/8/2022: Mental Health Literacy for Students, Families, and School Staff (click here for resources from this past event)

1/12/2023: Compassionate School Practices: Vision, Plan, and Monitor for Success

2/9/2023: Activate Your Power: Ways to Operationalize Stakeholder Engagement

3/9/2023: Compassion in Action: School-Based Mental Health Advocacy Strategies & Tips


Take HEART Community of Practice is a training activity of the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center's School Mental Health Initiative. Join our monthly sessions and take the lead in bringing system-wide change strategies to your learning community. Participants who complete our sessions have the opportunity to:

  • Earn 1 hour of CE credit
  • Earn an advocacy-specific micro-credential as a Take HEART Ambassador
  • Apply for funding to support on-the-ground efforts that promote the mental health and well-being of everyone in your school community
  • Connect with experts
  • Build community with educators, school staff, and behavioral health professionalsFor more information on our School Mental Health Initiative, visit us online.


For more information on our School Mental Health Initiative, visit us online.

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