During the 2023-2024 school year, the Rutgers Center for Comprehensive School Mental Health will provide no-cost statewide trainings for educators, administrators and school mental health professionals to support implementation of the New Jersey Comprehensive School Mental Health Resource Guide.

The trainings aim to increase knowledge of evidence-based practices related to school mental health and provide educators with opportunities to interact and collaborate with their peers who are working on implementation of comprehensive school mental health systems, regardless of their implementation stage, according to an advisory from the New Jersey Department of Education.

A list of upcoming workshop topics and registration details is included in the chart below. Educators, administrators and school mental health professionals are encouraged to register for sessions to bolster efforts to support youth mental health.

Training Date & TimeLocationSession Title & Registration Link
Friday, Sept. 29
9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
In Person: Middlesex County Fire Academy
1001 Fire Academy Drive Sayreville, New Jersey 08872
Understanding Your School’s Mental Health Needs
Thursday, Oct. 12
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
In Person: Camden County Community College, Blackwood Campus
200 College Drive
Gloucester Township, New Jersey 08012
Functional Contextual Thinking & Its Application for School Mental Health
Wednesday, Nov. 8
9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Virtual: ZoomEstablishing Community Partnerships and Engaging Families in School-Based Mental Health
Wednesday, Dec. 6
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Virtual: ZoomFunctional Contextual Thinking & Its Application for School Mental Health

Note: This session is the same as the one held on Oct. 12. Participants should only register for one session.

For questions or to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Kristy Ritvalsky via email.