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.
The 2023 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health is December 5-7 in New Orleans, LA. Register today!
- Check out our upcoming webinar From Assessment to Action: Enhancing Organizational Well-Being in Schools (Sept 12).
- We are hiring! Apply to be a School Mental Health Counselor, University of Maryland School Mental Health Program (Baltimore, Maryland) or a School Mental Health Counselor, Prince George's School Mental Health Initiative (Prince George's County, Maryland).
- View our June 2023 newsletter and subscribe to our mailing list!
- Get into SHAPE! Register with the SHAPE system to improve the quality of your school mental health system.
- Mental Health and Schools: Best Practices to Support Our Students - Implications for Policy, Systems, and Practices from the Baker Center for Children and Families Evidence-Based Policy Institute.
- Tapping into Federal COVID-19 Relief Funding & Medicaid to Support the Wellbeing of Students from the NCSMH, the Council of Chief State School Officers and the Healthy Schools Campaign.
- Cultural Inclusiveness and Equity (CIE) Well-being Information and Strategies for Educators (WISE) from the Central East MHTTC and the NCSMH.
- Check out Advancing Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems for the related resources: 1) Guidance From the Field, 2) The Dialogue Guide Package, and 3) State Policy Opportunities.