Resource and Training Opportunities

Eliminating Barriers for Learning Eliminating Barriers for Learning is a continuing education program for secondary school teachers and staff that focuses on mental health issues in the classroom. Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), its goals are to inform teachers about adolescent social-emotional wellness and provide specific skill-based techniques for classroom use.

Mental Health in Schools and Communities... The Parent Perspective

Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning
A great resource for school personnel interested in learning the benefits of and how to institute social and emotional learning in schools. This site provides research outcomes, resources, strategies and trainings around social and emotional learning (SEL) and its impact on academia.

A website developed for the recognition of success in public education.  It revolves around six core concepts: integrated studies, project learning, comprehensive assessment, teacher development, technology integration, social-emotional learning, and project learning. 

The Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD)
GUCCHD was established over four decades ago to improve the quality of life for all children and youth, especially those with, or at risk for, special needs and their families. Located in the nation's capital, this exceptional center both directly serves vulnerable children and their families, as well as influences local, state, national and international programs and policy. It is home to a broad array of projects and programs including the National Center for Cultural Competence and the National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health.

Michigan Mental Health Networker
Provides mental health services information to treatment professionals, social service organizations and the general community of Michigan. The MMHN actively collects information about mental health services in the communities of Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Bay City, Detroit Metro, Flint, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Midland, Monroe, & Saginaw and maintains and updates that information on a regular basis on this website. Specific listings are included for child & adolescent health services.

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
A searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. SAMHSA has developed this resource to help people, agencies, and organizations implement programs and practices in their communities.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Provides 24-hour phone support for those needing information about suicide prevention.

UCLA School Mental Health Project: Center for Mental Health In Schools 
SMHP was created in 1986 to pursue theory, research, practice and training related to addressing mental health and psychosocial concerns through school-based interventions. To these ends, SMHP works closely with school districts, local and state agencies, special initiatives, and organizations and colleagues across the country. In 1995 the project established its National Center for Mental Health in Schools as part of the Federal Mental Health in Schools program. This website contains resources and publications; practitioner toolkit and networks; monthly ENEWS newsletter, free quarterly journal and database search engine.

University of South Florida, Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health, School-Based Mental Health Services
The Center works to strengthen the empirical foundation for effective systems of care, including school-based mental health, and improve services for children with serious emotional or behavioral disorders and their families.


Second Wind Fund, Inc. - serves youth with a new and unique approach for youth at-risk for suicide, collaborating with communities through schools and professional therapists to ensure suicidal youth have access to mental health services quickly and efficiently.

Governors Mental Health and Wellness Commission Report

Mental Health First Aid - Michigan

Michigan Department of Education's Mental Health in Schools website

Suicide Prevention Resources: