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The Center for School Behavioral Health at Mental Health America of Greater Houston serves as a “living laboratory” for incubating innovative, cost-effective and replicable best practices to improve the behavioral health of students by facilitating collective action; providing highly specialized professional development opportunities, technical assistance and community education; and conducting research, advocacy, and policy analysis. Read More.      
School Behavioral Health Collaborative 
The Center Collaborative engages school district personnel, behavioral health providers, advocates, education-related and child- serving agencies, parents, and other stakeholders in collaborative efforts to improve the prevention, identification and treatment of behavioral health issues among youth. Learn more here or email Janet Pozmantier.
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Stop the Stigma Series
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Post-Harvey Trauma Training for Schools
Post-Harvey Trauma and Mindfulness Program
  • Train-the-Trainer model on mindfulness and trauma-informed classroom strategies
  • Trauma-informed therapeutic group sessions for students
  • Online mental health training
  • CEUs, CPEs and Stipends awarded
  • No cost to schools
View the flyer for more information or contact Lauren Pursley.
Trauma and the Healing Power of Empathy
  • Two hour educator Professional Development Workshop
  • Focus on Trauma's effects on learning
  • Unlimited one-on-one staff counseling for one year
  • No cost to schools
View the flyer for more information or contact Sarah Mushlin.
IN THE NEWS
Analysis: 10 Ways We Can Prevent School Shootings Right Now - Houston Public Media
An excellent read that promotes social emotional learning and school mental health as a prevention for school shootings.

Responding to a School Crisis - The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has numerous resources for parents, educators and mental health professionals for talking and working with students following a school shooting. 
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Trauma-Sensitive Schools Learning Community

Make your school a place all children can learn and thrive with the skills you develop through the National Council for Behavioral Health's Trauma-Sensitive Schools Learning Community. Connect with experts and professionals from schools across the nation and become part of a one-of-a-kind Learning Community. 

CASE for Kids Workshops
CASE for Kids services improve program quality and equalize access to afterschool, summer and enrichment opportunities
– because what happens between school and home matters. Additionally, CASE for Kids has a Learning Community for Out-of-School Time organizations. Learn more here.

 

2018 Houston Food for Thought 

First3Years has been offering local Food for Thought training events throughout the state of Texas for more than 35 years. This interactive series highlights current research and best practices offering thought provoking topics. Each event provides a meal and a time of networking  as we gather to advance our professional practice and understanding in the field. 
UPCOMING EVENTS
First Tuesday Mental Heatlh Talks: Diagnosis and Treatment of OCD

March 6th, 2018
United Way Stafford
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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It's a Beautiful World: Eating Recovery Webinar

March 7th, 2018
Webinar
4:00 p.m.
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Restorative Discipline Summit

March 29th, 2018
Harris Co. Dept. of Education
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Search Workshop #11776
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Have an event or resource you think people should know about? Email Betsy Blanks.
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