National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH)
Welcome to the National Center for School Mental Health.
The mission of the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) is to strengthen policies and programs in school mental health to improve learning and promote success for America's youth. From its inception in 1995, the Center's leadership and interdisciplinary staff has promoted the importance of providing mental health services to children, adolescents, and families directly in schools and communities.
News and Resources
- Our Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health was virtual and free on October 29, 2020. Access our collection of over 250 pre-recorded conference sessions--all free!
- Are you supporting schools, students, communities, and families after natural disasters? View our Natural Disaster Resources to support students coping with the preparation and aftermath of natural disasters.
- Learn about our job openings during Fall 2020.
- View our upcoming and recent webinars. Join us for the School Mental Health Virtual Learning Series Flier: Fall 2020 in collaboration with the Central East MHTTC.
- Get into SHAPE! Register with the SHAPE system to improve the quality of your school mental health system.
- We are excited to share our collaboration with the Center for Health Care in Schools and the School-Based Health Alliance on Understanding Social Influencers of Health and Education: A Role for School-Based Health Centers and Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems.
- Advancing Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems: Guidance from the Field offers collective insight and guidance to local communities and states to advance comprehensive school mental health systems.
Want to join our team? Learn about our child internship tracks that are part of the VA Maryland Health Care System and University of Maryland School of Medicine Psychology Internship Consortium.
The University of Maryland School of Medicine offers three child tracks: School Mental Health (APPIC #134716), Child Inpatient and Pediatric Consult-Liaison (APPIC #134715), and Clinical High Risk for Psychosis (APPIC #134714).
The University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore VA Medical Center, and Perry Point VA Medical Center combined previously separate APA-accredited internship programs to form this Consortium in 2003. Our unified APA-accredited Consortium is dedicated to providing high-quality training that is firmly rooted in the scientist-practitioner model. Interns benefit from access to a range of training settings with diverse clinical, research, and administrative/policy opportunities. Our training program works collaboratively with interns to formulate tailored training plans. We view internship as a year of exploration, growth, and balance that is intended to prepare interns for the next step in their career (e.g., post-doctoral training, academia/research, and/or clinical service delivery).
View the Internship Brochure for the child tracks.
Realizing that internship interviews will be virtual this year, we have developed a video to highlight the University of Maryland child internship experience to give applicants a better sense of the training offered and the experience of being an intern within our program.
If there are additional questions, please contact Dr. Nancy Lever.