National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Violence Prevention (TA Center for Violence Prevention)
The National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention provides training and technical assistance to Safe Schools/Healthy Students and Project LAUNCH grantees funded by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Center staff work with school districts and communities as they plan, implement, and sustain initiatives that foster resilience, promote mental health, and prevent youth violence and mental and behavioral disorders. The TA center provides culturally competent training, online learning, site visits, and peer exchange to grantees. AIR strengthened the capacity of CMHS Prevention grantees and prospective applicants to sustain the use of evidence-based strategies for mental health promotion and violence prevention. AIR has maintained a center that provides culturally competent technical assistance training, on-line learning, site visits, cutting edge research and resources, as well as peer exchange to grantees that represent diverse audiences.