Additional Resource Links: Resource & Technical Assistance Groups

Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Health and Wellness covers a wide range of topics. The websites linked here include a variety of state and national resource and technical assistance groups that provide a depth of information and tools to support the social, emotional, and behavioral systems and practices in your learning community.

Oregon Resource & Technical Assistance Groups

Oregon Department of Education – Mental Health & Well-being Resources

ODE believes that mental health is centered within a continuum of care that meets each person’s needs for physical and emotional safety, security, social connection, identity, diversity and purpose.

The Safe and Inclusive Schools Team leads a number of bodies of work that focus on the prevention, intervention and response to the mental health needs of school communities. These include:

  • Mental Health Toolkit
  • An Integrated Model for Mental and Emotional Health
  • Mental Health Guidance & Resources
  • Strengthening Mental Health in Education Initiatives
  • Suicide Prevention (Adi’s Act)
  • School Safety & Prevention System (SSPS)
  • Every Student Belongs

Northwest PBIS Network

NWPBIS provides web-based professional development in PBIS, MTSS, Restorative Practices, Interconnected Systems Framework, Equity in Discipline, Early Childhood PBIS, and more. We can also support your school and district evaluation needs.

Social Emotional Learning Alliance for Oregon

SEL4OR’s mission is to advance and support effective SEL policies and practices in schools and communities throughout the state of Oregon.

Trauma Informed Oregon

Trauma Informed Oregon serves as a centralized source of information and resources and coordinates and provides training for healthcare and related systems. Trauma Informed Oregon works with state agencies, state and local providers, communities, family and youth organizations, and diverse constituents to bring many voices and perspectives to the table to learn from one another and to advocate for informed policies and practices to promote healing and support wellbeing for all of Oregon’s children, adults, and families.

Lines for Life

Lines for Life is a regional non-profit dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide. We offer help and hope to individuals and communities, and promote mental health for all. Our work addresses a spectrum of needs that include intervention, prevention, and advocacy. We educate, train, and advocate to prevent issues of substance abuse, mental illness, and thoughts of suicide from reaching crisis levels. But when a crisis arises or support is needed, we are available 24/7/365 to intervene with personalized help.

Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide

The Alliance advocates and works to inform and strengthen Oregon’s suicide prevention, intervention and postvention policies, services and supports to prevent youth and young adults from dying by suicide.

National Resource & Technical Assistance Groups

Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

The OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) was initially funded in 1998. In October of 2018 a new five-year funding cycle was launched. The purpose of the new Center is to improve the capacity of SEAs, LEAs, and schools to establish, scale-up, and sustain the PBIS framework to (a) scale up tier 2 and 3 systems to improve outcomes for students with or at-risk for disabilities, (b) enhance school climate and school safety, and (c) improve conditions for learning to promote the well-being of all students.
The Center (a) provides the technical assistance to encourage large-scale implementation of PBIS; (b) provides the organizational models, demonstrations, dissemination, and evaluation tools needed to implement PBIS with greater depth and fidelity across an extended array of contexts; and (c) extends the lessons learned from PBIS implementation to the broader agenda of educational reform.

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

CASEL was formed in 1994 with the goal of establishing high-quality, evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL) as an essential part of preschool through high school education. From the beginning, CASEL was comprised of a distinguished national leadership team that identified key issues to advance the science and practice of SEL.

CASEL’s SEL framework fosters knowledge, skills, and attitudes across five areas of competence and multiple key settings to establish equitable learning environments that advance students’ learning and development.

Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)

The purpose of the MHTTC Network is technology transfer – disseminating and implementing evidence-based practices for mental disorders into the field.

Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the MHTTC Network includes 10 Regional Centers, a National American Indian and Alaska Native Center, a National Hispanic and Latino Center, and a Network Coordinating Office.

The MHTTC collaborative network supports resource development and dissemination, training and technical assistance, and workforce development for the mental health field. We work with systems, organizations, and treatment practitioners involved in the delivery of mental health services to strengthen their capacity to deliver effective evidence-based practices to individuals.

Their services cover the full continuum spanning mental illness prevention, treatment, and recovery support.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. This unique network of frontline providers, family members, researchers, and national partners is committed to changing the course of children’s lives by improving their care and moving scientific gains quickly into practice across the U.S. The NCTSN is administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and coordinated by the UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS).

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) is the only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).