Resources for Schools and Districts

Download the MHA Children’s Mental Health Resource Guide 

Learn more about the Center for School Behavioral Health Mental Health Trainings


To learn more about participating in the Center for School Behavioral Health Collaborative, email Janet Pozmantier, Center Director, at jpozmantier@mhahouston.org

RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTING *SB 460

Texas Department of State Health Services, Best Practice Programs for student mental health, substance abuse, and suicide prevention - http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/mhsa/sb831/

Helping students in distress (online simulation training) - https://texas.kognito.com

* Senate Bill (SB) 460, passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature in 2013, requires school districts to provide teachers, administrators and staff with training in mental health intervention and suicide prevention to help them identify red flags in a child’s behavior and respond effectively.  House Bill (HB) 2186, passed by the 84th Texas Legislature in 2015, requires suicide prevention training for all new school district and open-enrollment charter school educators annually and for existing school district and open-enrollment charter school educators on a schedule adopted by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) by rule.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Center for School Mental Health

Youth.gov's mental health overview

Risk and Protective Factors for Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Across the Life Cycle

Center on the Developing Child - Harvard University

Collective Impact Model