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Register for events, learn more about our speaker lineup for upcoming sessions, and view our archive to gain knowledge and insight on ways to create and sustain school-based mental health systems that support the well-being of everyone in your learning community.

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Partnering with Families in Behavioral Health: The FAMILY Approach

This session will highlight a new, free, online course module, "Partnering with Families in Behavioral Health," developed by NFSTAC and the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University. The course's focus is to present an approach that teaches the behavioral health workforce how to partner with families.
The presentation will provide opportunities for participants to engage in reflection exercises, as well as opportunities to ask questions of the course developers, so that they can increase their understanding of the strategies involved in family partnerships.

Date & Time

Tue, May 21, 2024

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

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Activate Your Power: Ways to Operationalize Stakeholder Engagement

Join this panel discussion and get practical guidance on ways to center lived experience, empower staff, and engage students and families in bringing system-wide change strategies to your learning community.

Date & Time

Thu, February 9, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET

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Mental Health Literacy for Students, Families, and School Staff

Learn how to develop a roadmap focused on understanding how to foster and maintain mental health; improving your awareness of menta health challenges and treatment considerations; and learning how to decrease stigma and help individuals and families access recovery-oriented care and resources.

Date & Time

Thu, December 8, 2022

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET

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Collaborative Approaches to Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems

Our panel of New England and national experts share more about the models, frameworks, and curricula they are using to support their comprehensive school mental health systems including use of the SHAPE System, our Compassionate School Mental Health Model, Integrated Multi-tiered Systems of Support, and more!

Date & Time

Thu, May 5, 2022

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET

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Advancing the Community Schools Framework: Lessons Learned and Visions for the Future

New England leaders in the community schools movement discuss the Community Schools Framework and visions for advancing the strategy.

Date & Time

Wed, March 9, 2022

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

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Compassion in Action: School-Based Mental Health Advocacy Strategies & Tips

In this panel discussion, leaders in education, behavioral health, and corporate and nonprofit fundraising and communications will share real life learnings around ways to engage stakeholders, turn naysayers into allies, and help everyone in the school community to better advocate for policies and programs in schools/districts that foster respect, promote equity, and improve the resilience of students and staff so that they can lead more productive and healthier lives.

Date & Time

Thu, March 9, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET

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Compassionate School Practices: Vision, Plan, and Monitor for Success

Learn how to implement the Compassionate School Mental Health model being used to enhance services to schools and districts in the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center's Childhood Trauma-Learning Collaborative.

Gain an understanding of how a compassionate school mental health support system can help schools create systems, policies, and protocols to prevent, address, and recover from tragedies and crises including staff or student suicide, school violence, natural disasters, and global pandemics.

Date & Time

Thu, January 12, 2023

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET

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Take HEART Ambassador Program Training

Join our Ambassador Program training and gain the strategies you need to cultivate a compassionate school community that buffers against negative effects of trauma, builds resilience for all students, and provides stress-relief and enhanced well-being for teachers, school personnel, and students.

Date & Time

Thu, November 3, 2022

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET

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Stakeholder Voice, Engagement, and Advocacy to Enhance Collaborative School-Based Mental Health Services

Hear our panel of youth mental health advocates discuss strategies for ensuring that all voices get a seat at the table when states, districts, and schools are designing, or perhaps redesigning, school mental health systems.

Date & Time

Thu, April 21, 2022

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

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Funding & Logistics for Collaborative Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems

Gain insightful tips from the Q&A discussion component of this session on how to create and sustain a comprehensive school mental health system.

Date & Time

Thu, February 17, 2022

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

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