The National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention (National Center) provides technical assistance and training to 106 federally funded Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) grantees and 6 Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health) grantees.
Specifically, the National Center provides technical assistance for an array of culturally competent, in-person, and electronic services to assist grantees in planning, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining program activities.
The objectives of these program activities are to:
- Foster resilience
- Promote health and mental health
- Prevent youth violence and mental and behavior health disorders
Grantees’ work focuses on implementing evidence-based programs and practices to develop wellness at the individual, family, and community level.
Director: Deborah Haber
Funders: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services
Partners: American Institutes for Research; Social Science Research and Evaluation