Find distance learning videos for Project AWARE and ReCAST grantees covering issues such as youth engagement, social media planning, and referrals.
The following are recorded webinars, technical assistance calls (“office hours”), and other multimedia trainings developed for Project Advancing Wellness and Resilience Education (AWARE) grantees.
Access trainings relevant to the three subgroups of Project AWARE grantees:
- Project AWARE-State Education Agency (SEA) Distance Learning
- Project AWARE-Community Distance Learning
- Project AWARE-Local Education Agency (LEA) Distance Learning
Project AWARE Grant Overview
Learn about the Project AWARE grant program and its impacts.
- Project AWARE Grantee Spotlights (7 min.) – August 8, 2016 provides an engaging format for grantees to share their project-related innovations.
- Project AWARE Grant Program Kick-Off Webinar (40 min.) – November 25, 2014 introduces Project AWARE grantees to NITT-TA Center services and team members.
Project AWARE Grant Planning
Ensure that your program has a measurable impact on awareness, systems, and services for school-age youth mental health.
- Supporting Project AWARE Coordination and Integration Plans (63 min.) – March 17, 2015 gives an overview of the coordination and integration plan requirements for Project AWARE grantees.
- Evaluating and Integrating Data From Needs Assessments, Environmental Scans, and Gaps Analyses: C&I Plan (42 min.) – April 15, 2015 features three Project AWARE state representatives describing their approaches to obtaining needs assessment and environmental scan data, and their procedures for completing the gap analysis.
- Component 1 of the Coordination and Integration Plan: A Deeper Look (56 min.) – May 1, 2015 addresses procedures for effectively describing activities within a multi-tiered framework, which helps grantees develop and write about Component 1. It also includes procedures for data-informed goal development and considerations for coordinating and integrating state and local priorities.
- Component 2 of the Coordination and Integration Plan: A Deeper Look (58 min.) – May 12, 2015 guides participants through the elements of an effective Mental Health First Aid and/or Youth Mental Health First Aid training plan.
- Developing an Effective Social Marketing Plan of Operations (57 min.) – February 25, 2016 describes a seven-phase social marketing strategy. Included are critical questions that should guide grantees' social marketing efforts for each phase.
Referral Systems and Information Sharing
Connect youth who may be experiencing mental health challenges and their families to appropriate referral services.
- HIPAA and FERPA in Schools: Sharing Information to Improve Outcomes (52 min.) – December 8, 2016 reviews some of the major privacy laws that restrict, or are thought to restrict, the sharing of client information between health, education, and social service professionals.
- Facilitated Referral Management Systems: Innovations From the Field (48 min.) – January 13, 2016 shares three data management software systems developed by grantees.
- Navigating Information Sharing (53 min.) – September 16, 2015 discusses how the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) may apply to the sharing of student-level data among AWARE grantees and their partners.
- Best Practices in Referral (64 min.) – May 22, 2015 addresses considerations for building effective referral pathways across LEAs and community mental health providers.
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
Implement school mental health frameworks that promote the mental health of all students, including students in need of more intensive support.
- Part 1: The "What and Why" of ISF (13 min.) – August 18, 2016 focuses on increasing grantees’ understanding of a multi-tiered system-of-support framework and describes the critical features and rationale behind the ISF.
- Part 2: The "How" of ISF (13 min.) – August 22, 2016 focuses on increasing grantees’ understanding of how to install the ISF following the stages of implementation science. It also addresses how to apply the ISF to more effectively serve children, families, schools, and communities.
- Part 3: The Outcomes of ISF (15 min.) – August 23, 2016 focuses on increasing grantees’ understanding of the potential outcomes of implementing the ISF and the tools that may help them do so.
- School-Based Problem Solving for Emotional and Behavioral Needs: Beyond Universal Supports (39 min.) – September 15, 2015 provides an overview of a systematic, solution-focused emotional and behavioral assessment model. This model is intended to serve as the basis of Tier 1 and 2 assessment within a problem-solving framework.
- Universal Screening to Inform Intervention for Behavioral and Emotional Concerns (63 min.) – March 12, 2015 provides an overview of universal screening approaches for identifying young people who have emotional and behavioral risk factors.
- Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) (51 min.) – January 30, 2015 discusses the components of a multi-tiered behavioral support system and the system supports necessary to implement and sustain PBIS.
Trauma and Violence Prevention
Learn why understanding and mitigating the impacts of trauma, violence, and adverse childhood experiences is important to student mental health and school safety.
- Microaggressions, Bias, and School Climate (86 min.) – February 8, 2017 defines micro-aggressions and how they are connected to school climate and student safety.
- New Approaches to Youth Violence Prevention in Schools (4 min.) – December 5, 2016 describes various forms of violence that impact youth and highlights evidence-based practices, programs, and policies that ensure students are safe at school.
- Adverse Childhood Experiences: New Implications for Student Mental Health (81 min.) – June 17, 2016 provides an overview of research demonstrating the impact of adverse childhood experiences on the health and wellbeing of young people. The panel presentation is followed by a description of practical implications for addressing mental health in school settings.
Engaging Youth, Families, and the Public
Lead outreach, engagement, and awareness efforts for increased awareness of youth mental health challenges and interventions.
- Talking About Child Mental Health: A Strategic Approach to Communications (65 min.) – September 9, 2016 focuses on why it's important to take public understanding into account when planning messaging. It also explores these ways of understanding in depth, so that participants can embark on the important work of reframing, or strategically changing, them.
- Supporting Youth Engagement: What, Why, and How for Project AWARE (8 min.) – June 30, 2016 outlines areas where youth can and should be authentically engaged, and provides youth voice strategies for outreach and action.
Project AWARE-Community Overview
Learn about the Project AWARE-Community grant program.
- Selecting and Monitoring Performance Outcomes for AWARE-C (41 min.) – December 11, 2015 answers questions about the performance measures required when submitting AWARE-C Evaluation Plans.
- AWARE-C Grantee Orientation (62 min.) – November 17, 2015 provides an overview of the Project AWARE-C grant program.
Sustainability and Evaluation
Plan for the long-term impact of your Project AWARE-Community program.
- AWARE-C Sustainability Plan Guidance (45 min.) – September 21, 2016 provides an overview of the Project AWARE-C Sustainability Plan development guidance.
- Project AWARE-C Evaluation Plan Guidance (70 min.) – March 15, 2016 provides an overview of the Project AWARE-C Evaluation Plan Development Guidance document, and highlights what Project AWARE-C grantees need to do to successfully complete their Evaluation Plans.
Marketing and Outreach
Train parents, law enforcement officers, faith-based leaders, and other adults who interact with youth in the community in Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA).
- YMHFA Recruiting Roadmap: “Out of the Box Strategies” for Marketing Your YMHFA Trainings (54 min.) – January 27, 2016 discusses how to use social media, traditional media, and “unusual” partners to help engage potential recruits.
Project AWARE-LEA Overview
Learn about the Project AWARE-LEA grant program.
- Project AWARE-LEA TTA Kick-Off Webinar (37 min.) – March 30, 2015 offers support to Project AWARE LEAs, including LEAs partnered with State Education Agencies (SEAs) as well as the 100 LEAs with independent AWARE awards.
YMHFA/MHFA Training and Outreach
Train adults who interact with youth in school and community settings in Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) and adult Mental Health First Aid (MHFA).
- YMHFA Recruiting Roadmap: "Out of the Box Strategies" for Marketing Your YMHFA Trainings (54 min.) – January 27, 2016 discusses how to use social media, traditional media, and “unusual” partners to help engage potential recruits.
- Addressing Barriers to Implementing Your MHFA and/or YMHFA Training Plan (35 min.) – August 24, 2015 outlines specific strategies for overcoming barriers to implementing a robust MHFA/YMHFA training program.
Data Collection and Reporting
Track your program’s reach and impact with rigorous referral data collection and reporting.
- Tracking and Recording Referrals Made by YMHFA Trainees (51 min.) – October 29, 2015 shows professionals sharing how they conceptualized, designed, and implemented tracking and recording systems for use in their Project AWARE Youth Mental Health First Aid training efforts.
- Data Collection and Reporting Requirements (59 min.) – June 25, 2015 provides an overview of the use and purpose of the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act (GPRA), as well as discusses the GPRA reporting requirements for Project AWARE-LEA grantees.
- Managing Referrals Made by Project AWARE-Trained YMHFA/MHFA First Aiders (51 min.) – May 27, 2015 provides guidance on developing a system for collecting data related to the number of referrals by Mental Health First Aid and/or Youth Mental Health First Aid-trained school personnel, emergency responders, and community members.
Learn about the ReCAST grant program.
- ReCAST Grantee Orientation (44 min.) – December 8, 2016 helps Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) project staff learn about available training and technical assistance opportunities from the NITT-TA Center.
Access cultural competence and collaboration distance learning videos for all grantees.
Distance learning videos can also be found at SAMHSA’s NITT-TA Center YouTube playlist.