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Mental Health Training Intervention for Health Providers in Schools (MH-TIPS)


Project Staff

Project Partners

The National Association of School Nurses 

The Center for School Mental Health Services in Pediatric Primary Care 

Maryland Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care 

California State University, Sacramento School of Nursing 

The Mental Health Training Intervention for Health Providers in Schools (MH-TIPS) is an innovative in-service training and implementation support system for school health providers aimed at enhancing their competence in managing the needs of students with or at risk for emotional and behavioral difficulties that interfere with learning.   

MH-TIPS was developed by the Center for School Mental Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in partnership with the National Association of School Nurses and the Center for Mental Health Services in Pediatric Primary Care at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  

The MH-TIPS training program includes core training content components linked to the context of school health providers with respect to student mental health issues including:

  • Strategies and Skills to Promote Positive and Supportive Interactions for Student Mental Health Issues

  • Mental Health Identification and Assessment

  • Mental Health Referral and Resource Mapping

  • Mental Health Crisis Response and Safety Assessment

  • Mental Health Intervention Best Practices for Delivery by School Health Providers

  • Psychotropic Medication

The entire MH-TIPS training course is available free of charge online at 

 The MH-TIPS Interactive Online Training Platform includes: 

  • Implementation training videos

  • School health provider mental health video vignettes

  • Downloadable resources and tools

  • Frequently asked questions

  • Interviews with experts

  • Continuing education credits

 MH-TIPS live training opportunities are also available in several states, including Maryland. 



For more information about MH-TIPS or to schedule a live training, please contact Jill Bohnenkamp.