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Capacity-Building

Mental Health Skill-Building (MHSB) Training Program

The Child Mind Institute’s School and Community Programs team is providing a training opportunity in our Mental Health Skill-Building (MHSB) Training Program. The MHSB curriculum is designed to introduce students to a set of evidence-based coping skills that prepare them to effectively regulate emotions, manage thoughts and behaviors, interact effectively with others, and engage in relaxation and mindfulness practices to navigate stressful situations. Grounded in cognitive behavioral techniques with a focus on relationship-building, the Mental Health Skill-Building curriculum is designed to promote individual growth and resilience while encouraging students to think of each other and their communities. The curriculum is designed to be delivered through a six-part modular skill-building series, adapted for kindergarten through 12th grade. Each module is divided into several lessons to incorporate within the academic day. 

Training Eligibility

School-based staff in NYC DOE or SFBA who can implement MHSB curriculum to students are eligible for the trainings below.

Participants will receive a live four-hour, comprehensive training on the MHSB Curriculum with a Child Mind Institute lead clinician. The MHSB Curriculum consists of six modules focused on:

  • Helping students to identify and regulate their emotions
  • Understanding and managing thoughts
  • Discussing strategies for solving social problems
  • Learning and practicing a variety of relaxation and mindfulness techniques

Clinicians will guide participants through each module and will offer ideas for how to adapt them to the needs of the students being served. Participants will be encouraged to build upon the curriculum in accordance with their own ideas and styles while ensuring that the key take-aways for each module are included.

If you are interested in receiving this training and have access to students with whom you may provide the MHSB curriculum this school year, we invite you to apply.

Training Details (SFBA)

Date: Thursday, September 23rd | Thursday, October 28th
Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm PST
Cost: Free
Location: Virtual (Zoom)

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Training Details (NYC)

Date: Tuesday, September 28th | Tuesday, October 26th | Tuesday, November 9th
Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm EST
Cost: Free
Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Apply Now

If you are interested in providing training at your school, please contact Emily Abromowitz at Emily.Abromowitz@childmind.org.