Below you will find information about current events and information from our monthly newsletter.
The WV ESMH Initiative exists so that every student in West Virginia can benefit from a school environment that supports social and emotional wellbeing to achieve his or her full potential. We hope these resources help accomplish that mission.
Virtual Behavior Therapy Training Institute – June 21
A Behavior Therapy Training Institute for licensed therapists in WV occurs June 21-23, and June 26-27.
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Implementation in WV Schools
Several WV schools and counties have started implementing the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program with funding from the WVDHHR’s Bureau for Behavioral Health.
MUSHTAC & BBH Visits ESMH-funded Schools
Expanded School Mental Health site visits started on a positive note with visits to Monongalia and Webster County Schools. The Marshall University School Health Technical Assistance Center (MUSHTAC) and WVDHHR's Bureau for Behavioral Health team received warm welcomes...
Legal Aid of WV Webinar – June 1, 2023
Legal Aid of WV invites you to attend a free webinar showcasing their services conducted by the Legal Unit,
Behavioral Health Advocacy unit and the Long-Term Care Ombudsman programs.
WV Project AWARE II Conference June 13 & 14
The second WV Project AWARE II conference is scheduled for June 13 and 14 in Summersville at the Summersville Arena & Conference Center.
HHS Takes Action to Help Schools Deliver Critical Health Care Services to Students through Medicaid
The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) is proposing a new rule that would streamline Medicaid billing permissions for students with disabilities.
Social Media and Youth Mental Health
the Surgeon General released a new Advisory that describes the current evidence on the impacts of social media on the mental health of children and adolescents.
Retired WVSP and Army Veteran Joins the Battle Against Vaping
Scott Bass plays a critical role in Clay County’s vaping prevention efforts as the In-Depth Intervention Coordinator.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8-12, 2023. We’re joining together to tell them that we will listen to them, stand with them, and together we will take action so that every student has a teacher who feels respected and supported.
School Mental Health Virtual Learning Series: Last Session May 9
School mental health virtual learning series focuses on sustainability, trauma sensitivity, and cultural responsiveness.