NCS3 Regional Initiatives
Schools are uniquely well-positioned to recognize and respond to childhood trauma. Schools can offer safe and supportive environments necessary to promote mental health and buffer the negative impacts of trauma and school-based staff can identify and support trauma-exposed students. The NCS3 will be partnering with districts and schools. The NCS3 will extend the regional reach of current NCTSN Category II Centers focused on schools to the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest and leverage the national reach of the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) to integrate NCTSN resources into existing multi-tiered, comprehensive SMH systems in K-12 schools across the nation.