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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2017 Highlights
Free After the Storm Books - Order Now!
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, many parents and caregivers express concerns about how the flooding and events related to it might affect their children. Common questions are: “What should I tell my child?” “How can I tell if these events are bothering my child?” “What can I do to help my child cope with this disaster?” This book is designed to help adults address these questions. The “After the Storm” book contains activities that parents and other caring adults can do together with children . The activities are appropriate for children ages 6 to 12 years, but may be adapted for older or younger children as well. 

Through a grant awarded by the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the Greater Houston Community Foundation to our partner, The Trauma and Grief Center at Texas Children’s Hospital, the Center is pleased to offer copies of the “After the Storm” book FREE OF CHARGE to schools and organizations serving affected children. 

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
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.
Texas Illegally Excluded Thousands From Special Education, Federal Officials Say - New York Times
Featuring a quote from Dustin Rynders, the Education Director for Disability Rights Texas, a Center Collaborative Member Organization. 

Adults Can Help Teens Manage Academics During Trauma - US News & World Report
Featuring quotes from David Head, the Director of Mental Health and Wellness for Communities in Schools Houston, a Center Collaborative Member Organization. 
                Mental Health America of Greater Houston is hiring for four positions, including two for the Center for School Behavioral Health.The Center will have openings soon for an LMSW and contract trainers. Contact Betsy Blanks for more information.   The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health in Austin, TX is hiring a Policy Program Specialist. Please use the link for more information. 
General Victim Assistance Program
The purpose of this program is to provide services and assistance directly to victims of crime. School districts and non-profits, as well as many other types of entities, are eligible to apply. 

Primary or Secondary Prevention of Opioid Overdose

The CDC is awarding grants for research around opioid overdose prevention. Applications are due May 1st. 
Overcoming Obstacles in the Treatment of Loss of Control Eating
January 31st, 2018
The Council on Recovery
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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February 4th, 2018
Hughes Manor
12:00 p.m. - End of Game
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Promising Practices for Priority Schools Leadership Summit

February 13th, 2018
Harris Co. Dept. of Education
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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ADDA-SR 30th Annual Conference: Succeed at Life with ADHD

February 17th, 2018
Monarch School
7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Read More
Have an event or resource you think people should know about? Want to be our featured organization? Email Betsy Blanks.
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