Supporting Professional Development for Classroom Mental Health: Classroom WISE Application (MHTTC)

Tuesday, January 18 -
Thursday, June 9, 2022

Supporting Professional Development for Classroom Mental Health: Classroom WISE Application (MHTTC)

Educators and school personnel can play a vital role in promoting mental health and well-being and identifying and responding to mental health challenges in children and adolescents. However, they often do not receive the education, training, and/or ongoing support needed to respond adequately.

To address this need, the MHTTC Network, in partnership with the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH), has released a three-part package, including a free online course, high impact video series, and website with a resource collection, all focused on educator mental health literacy. Classroom WISE is informed by and co-developed with educators from across the nation.

The package presents concrete, universal approaches to promoting student mental health and creating safe and supportive classroom environments, describes student behaviors that may indicate a mental health concern, and provides specific skills and strategies to engage and support students with mental health concerns. More information including course objectives and a 2-page overview can be found HERE.

Resources and Services Provided to Participating Schools

The following resources and services will be provided to participating schools:

  • Access to school mental health experts
  • Collaborative community of educators
  • Facilitation guide
  • Email templates for staff communication
  • PowerPoint decks to lead professional development
  • Pre-post teacher self-evaluations
Age Groups
  • Adults
Community Services
Community
Education
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Medical
Payment Options
  • Free

Last Updated: 02/16/22