The National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention (National Resource Center) provides states and local communities with resources to foster safe and healthy school and community environments and support well-being for children and youth.
Through the National Resource Center, AIR staff support states and communities funded under the Safe Schools/Healthy Students and Project LAUNCH programs to develop resources to build youth violence prevention programs; provide technical assistance to select, implement, and evaluate programs and services; and build and enhance collaborations among education, public health, behavioral health, child welfare, juvenile justice, and law enforcement.
- Using a public health approach to address youth violence
- Engaging youth and families
- Supporting trauma-informed approaches
- Providing culturally and linguistically competent services and programs
- Decreasing differences and reducing disparities among racial, ethnic, and sexual minority communities
- Improving delivery and financing of behavioral health services
- Introducing, supporting, and nurturing collaboration among and between systems at the local, state, and national level
The Center's Learning Portal hosts self-paced learning modules and online learning events to support and provide training on a wide range of topics related to: mental health promotion, evidence-based programs, youth violence prevention, and collaboration among service providers. The online learning events are archived, along with supporting training materials and related resources, following each event.
The National Resource Center is funded from 2013-2017 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Partners include: Center for School Mental Health, Center for Social Innovation, Community Science, Council of State Governments, FHI 360, National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association, National Indian Child Welfare Association, National Latino Behavioral Health Association, National Leadership Council for African American Behavioral Health, and ZERO TO THREE.