The core mission of the UW SMART Center is to produce and apply research evidence that promotes accessible, effective, and equitable school-based behavioral health services for children and youth, across all tiers of effort, from prevention to individualized intervention. As a key component of this mission, UW SMART has developed strategies and related infrastructure for providing training and technical assistance to state and local education agencies as well as individual school districts that mobilizes evidence-based strategies across the tiers, while also adhering to principles of implementation science.
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The SMART Center’s “TACore” provides:
- Training and workforce development focused on developing workforce capacity (among school staff and community partners) to deliver research-based strategies, policies, and practice models relevant to the education context.
- Technical assistance focused on building evidence-based, multi-tiered systems of school-based behavioral health, using collaborative decision-making processes guided by local data as well as research evidence.
- Program evaluation focused on collecting and analyzing secondary (e.g., administrative) datasets as well as data from primary data collection efforts (e.g., surveys, focus groups) to determine the impact of new or existing programs, practices, and policies.
NW-MHTTC School Mental Health Supplement:
- This supplement of the of the NW Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (NW-MHTTC) has supported a multitude of school mental health and MTSS professional learning opportunities including trainings, conference presentations, webinars and advisory committee meetings in the Northwest.
- This work ultimately supports youth and young adults of school age in SAMHSA’s Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, and WA) who have been exposed to violence, are experiencing a mental health disorder, or are at risk of developing such a disorder.