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National Resource Center Learning Portal Offers Valuable Self-Paced Learning Opportunities

As a practitioner, educator, or professional working in mental health promotion, youth violence prevention, or early childhood well-being, you need all the information and tools you can get to address these challenging issues.

The Learning Portal at the National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention (NRC) offers just that, based on your needs and schedule. You’ll find online, self-paced learning modules on a range of topics. Learn more.

New Hampshire Public Education Uses CLAS Standards
to Meet Diverse Cultural Needs

Many school districts and other service providers are seeking effective approaches for delivering culturally competent services, one of the core values of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) Initiative. A recent video highlights how Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Service (CLAS) Standards are being applied in New Hampshire school districts to create a culture of inclusion. Learn more.

Get Connected with the NRC

Social media can help audiences connect emotionally with your work by spurring them to act or become more involved. On September 1, 2015, the National Resource Center debuted our Facebook and Twitter pages. Learn more. 

News Review: Children’s Mental Health and Youth Violence Prevention

The National Resource Center helps capture what is occurring in the field and across the country. Each week, we monitor hundreds of media outlets to share national conversations about early childhood development, mental health, and youth violence prevention. Take a moment to review a sampling of the latest news stories. Learn more. 

Learn About the Impact of Early Substance Use, Sustaining Learning Gains in Kids, Preventing Dating Abuse among Adolescents, and More 

In this issue, we present studies that bring to light the impact of early substance use on personalities in early adolescent and young adults, a program for parents to help sustain learning gains in kids from Head Start to Kindergarten, efforts to prevent dating abuse among adolescents exposed to domestic violence—and more. Learn more.

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

On January 31, 2014, President Barack Obama proclaimed February to be Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. It’s a time to recognize and put an end to teen dating violence and reinforce healthy relationship skills. Learn more.

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The contents of the National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention newsletter and website were assembled under a cooperative agreement from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to the American Institutes for Research (AIR). The newsletter and website is operated and maintained by AIR and is supported by grant number 5U79SM061516-02 from SAMHSA. The content of this website does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of SAMHSA or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.