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The National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention (NRC) hosts webinars and other learning events to support and provide training on a wide range of topics related to:

  • Mental Health Promotion
  • Evidence-based practices
  • Youth Violence Prevention
  • Collaboration among service providers

Events are archived, along with supporting training materials and related resources, following each event.

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Learning Modules

Comprehensive School Mental Health Programs: A series of four interactive, self-paced learning modules on developing and implementing a Comprehensive School Mental Health Program at the community level and the state role in supporting Comprehensive School Mental Health Programs.

Module 1: Introduction to Comprehensive School Mental Health

This module provides an overview of Comprehensive School Mental Health and describes the continuum of implementing a Comprehensive School Mental Health Program.

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Module 2: Preparing to Implement a Comprehensive School Mental Health Program

This module describes how to engage school and community stakeholders in your Comprehensive School Mental Health Program and how to plan programs and services based on identified needs.

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Module 3: Implementing a Comprehensive School Mental Health Program

This module is in development and will be released soon.

Module 4: The State Role in Supporting Comprehensive School Mental Health Programs

This module is in development and will be released soon.

Introduction to Strategic Communication Planning

This interactive, self-paced learning module presents a strategic approach to communication planning, including how to assess your current situation and develop communication goals and objectives.

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Project LAUNCH Strategic Plan

This self-paced, interactive learning experience provides an overview of Project LAUNCH’s Strategic Plan, including SAMHSA’s expectations for the content and format of the Plan and lessons learned from other grantees about the process.

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Disparity Impact Statement and Strategy

This 45-minute self-paced learning module helps Safe Schools/Healthy Students and Project LAUNCH grantees develop and implement their Disparity Impact Statement and Strategy. The purpose of the Disparity Impact Statement and Strategy is to reduce disparities and disproportionalities in access to and utilization of behavioral health services to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families.

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SS/HS Comprehensive Evaluation Plan

This self-paced learning module helps SS/HS grantees develop their evaluation plan, which is an integral part of their comprehensive plan. This 30-minute module is designed to clarify development guidelines, making it a quicker and easier process by providing examples not found anywhere else.

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SS/HS Logic Model

Initially developed for the purpose of SS/HS grantees, this module is available to the public to serve as a guide to everyone interested in the development of a Logic Model. We openly invite anyone interested in developing a logic model to take this self-paced module.

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Archived Learning Modules
Archived Webinars
SS/HS School Mental Health Office Hours: "Helpful Tools to Improve Quality and Sustainability in School Mental Health"

November 23, 2015 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

The topic, Helpful Tools to Improve Quality and Sustainability in School Mental Health, will focus on a process for improving quality and sustainability of your school mental health efforts. The school mental health resource team will review in detail the newly launched School Mental Health Assessment and Performance Evaluation (SHAPE) System (, a free, online platform to support school mental health quality improvement and sustainability. This system gives states, districts and schools the opportunity to self-assess their school mental health system, and generates individualized reports and resources to support critical domains of school mental health quality and sustainability. All state and local partners are encouraged to attend, as they are all important stakeholders in improving school mental health quality and sustainability!

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Effective Strategies for Assessing Bullying, Violence, and Substance Abuse

June 12, 2013 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Nearly 72 million Americans (57 million adults and 15 million children), representing approximately 23% of the population, are affected by mental illness or substance use disorders in any given year.  It is important to gain an understanding of the learning environment so that policies and programs can be targeted where they are most needed. To that end, assessing the occurrence of risky behaviors—in particular bullying, violence, and substance abuse—can help focus prevention efforts in the most effective way.  In this webinar, participants were able to learn strategies to design and conduct surveys to measure bullying, violence, and substance abuse. Links to appropriate resources and examples of such assessments are provided.

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The Relationship Between Bullying and Other Forms of Youth Violence and Substance Abuse

May 22, 2013 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Recent research highlights the overlap between bullying and other forms of youth violence, including gang involvement, as well as behavioral health risks, such as substance use. Bullying not only creates a poor school climate for students, but also negatively affects the work environment for school staff.  In this webinar, presenters reviewed recent research linking bullying involvement, as both a target and a perpetrator, with other forms of youth violence and substance use. Presenters discussed different sources of data that may be informative in assessing bullying and related behavioral and mental health risks in schools, and also summarized different research-based strategies and resources that schools can use to address the interrelated concerns of bullying and youth violence.

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