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Professional Development for the School Community


To support school staff in becoming knowledgeable around mental health and trauma, the Project AWARE initiative developed a series of 21 professional development resource sheets covering nine topics.  Each resource sheet includes 2-3 clickable links so that you can learn more.

These resource sheets are part of a behavioral health curriculum created by CHDI, in partnership with the State Department of Education and Department of Children and Families for the SAMHSA-funded Project AWARE Initiative. 

Schools and districts can also access free trauma treatment for students and assessment and planning tools here.

Professional Development Topics

NOTE: CHDI is currently working with 3C Institute to create an online behavioral health training platform, based on these nine topics. Check back to learn about how your school can integrate this behavioral health training curriculum into your professional development!

 For more information, contact Jamie LoCurto at locurto@uchc.edu.