• Sharon Hoover, PhD

NCSMH Annual Conference: Advancing School Mental Health


Sharon Hoover, PhD


NCS3 Principal Investigator and Director



Each year, the Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health brings together leaders, practitioners, researchers, family members, advocates, and other stakeholders in the school mental health field to share the latest research and best practices. The conference emphasizes a shared school-family-community agenda to bring high-quality, culturally responsive, and equitable evidence-based mental health promotion, prevention, and intervention to students and families as part of a multi-tiered system of supports. This conference is hosted by the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH; funded in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration), one of the NCS3 partner organizations.


On October 13th-14th, 2022, about 1,500 participants joined in virtually for the live portion of the conference!


The conference included two keynote sessions:


Paul Gorski, PhD, Director, Equity Literacy Institute presented Ditching Deficit Views, Quitting Grit, and Embracing an Equity Approach to Mental Health


Elizabeth Connors, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine presented Nothing About Us Without Us: Centering Student and Family Voice Via Measurement-Based Care


The Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health continues through December 31, 2022, with a library of on-demand sessions! Conference attendees received an email on October 17, 2022, with information on how to access this library. You can view the ASMH 2022 On-Demand Program Booklet to learn more!


For those who were not registered for the virtual conference, you can still register to access the on-demand library! Register at this link using Promotion Code RECORDED (all caps) through December 31, 2022 for $99 to access the on-demand library with over 70 pre-recorded conference sessions on school mental health.