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The SMART Center 2020 Speaker Series

The UW SMART Center speaker series brings esteemed scholars to the UW and Seattle community to elevate our understanding of issues related to school mental health and critical topics in education.

Space is limited. To learn more and register to reserve your spot click here.

Please note:  Due to the concerns around COVID-19 and the University’s guidance to limit in-person meetings and restrict travel, we have decided to cancel Dr. Rhonda Nese’s event next week. Although we considered virtual options, we want to provide the best interaction with Rhonda possible and will instead look to reschedule her event for a later date in the Fall.

NW-MHTTC Needs Assessment

The SMART Center directs the School Mental Health Supplement of the Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC). The goal of the NW-MHTTC is to support the mental health workforce in our region to implement evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery strategies in Washington State, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska.

If you are part of the mental health workforce in one of these states, please CLICK HERE to complete a needs assessment and provide us with input on our efforts! Your input helps us ensure our supports are responsive to the needs of the mental health field.


2020 Legislative Session Bill Tracker

It’s a short, 60-day session this year and bills will move quickly through the legislative process. We want to help keep you informed during this busy time. See below for our latest comprehensive bill tracker that outlines all legislation related to school mental health that has been introduced so far this session. Check back each Monday for an updated list.


SMART Postdoctoral Fellowship

We are pleased to announce that the University of Washington School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center is recruiting for an additional fellow to begin in Fall 2020 for its Postdoctoral Research Training Program in School Mental Health, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES). The fellowship’s areas of focus align with those of the SMART Center and include research-based school behavioral health strategies and policies, implementation science, educational equity, clinical research methodology, and understanding and reducing ethnic and racial disparities. To find out more and apply, click here.