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 will be December 5-7 in New Orleans, LA!
Registration opens summer 2023.
- We are hiring! Apply to be a School Mental Health Counselor, Prince George's County School Mental Health Initiative (Prince George's County, Maryland), an NCSMH Postdoctoral Fellow (Baltimore, Maryland), or an Lead Clinical Research Specialist (Baltimore, Maryland).
- The School Mental Health Virtual Learning Series is back for 2023! Join us for free monthly webinars.
- View our April 2023 newsletter and subscribe to our listserv!
- 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.