Notice. Talk. Act.® at School

Mental Health Professional Development Program

The American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) delivers the Notice. Talk. Act.® at School Mental Health Professional Development Program to elementary, middle and high schools in the United States. The program is designed to train school staff in both traditional public schools and non-traditional schools to equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to notice early warning signs of mental health conditions, effectively talk to students about exhibiting those signs, and act to refer those students to appropriate services and supports. The curriculum is delivered by APAF staff or APAF certified trainers. 

Program Components:

  • E-learning module with videos, audio playbacks and quizzes (30-45 minutes)
  • Classroom module designed to be tailored to you school (90 minutes)
  • Online assessments
  • 12 months of learning with new courses based on your school's assessments

To learn more about Notice. Talk. Act.® at School visit apafdn.org

Notice. Talk. Act.® at School Grant

APAF is offering a grant opportunity to 10 schools annually to cover the full cost of the direct delivery of the Notice. Talk. Act.® at School Program. Please review the information below to determine if you are interested in applying for the grant.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Your school must be an elementary, middle, high, or alternative school in the United States that has a mental health/support service referral system established (this can be as simple as referring students to the school counselor)
  • 40% or more of your student population is eligible for free or reduced-price meals

Submission Requirements

  • Attach evidence to demonstrate that 40% or more of your student population is eligible for free or reduced-price meals
  • A letter of support from your administration must be attached to your application

Awardee Information and Requirements

You are agreeing to:

  • Share monthly data with the APAF team on truancy, support service referrals, discipline referrals, test scores, and major mental health events to help measure the impact of implementing the Notice. Talk. Act.® framework in you school
  • Require 90% of your staff to complete 3-, 6-, and 12-month assessments to gauge their comfort with and knowledge of the Notice. Talk. Act.® framework to determine if additional courses are necessary

If you have questions or concerns about any of the above requirements, contact our Program Manager Joy Lloyd-Montgomery at jlloyd-montgomery@psych.org

Notice. Talk. Act.® at School Delivery

Direct Delivery

APA Foundation Staff or APA Foundation Certified Trainer works directly with you school.

Train the Trainer

APA Foundation Staff or APA Foundation Certified Trainer trains school mental health/counseling professionals in your school district, and the trained professionals deliver the training to their own school, "Train the Trainer."

Program Components:

  • E-learning module with videos, audio playbacks and quizzes (30-45 minutes)
  • Classroom module designed to be tailored to your school (90 minutes)
  • 12 months of learning with new courses based on your school's assessments

Important Information:

  • The application is always open, we accept schools on a rolling basis
  • Your school must be an elementary, middle, high, or alternative school in the United States that has a mental health/support service referral system established (this can be as simple as referring students to the school counselor)
  • If accepted, we will work directly with your school to schedule a date to deliver the training

To learn more about Notice. Talk. Act.® at School visit apafdn.org

Process

Register

Click on the "Register" link and complete and submit the registration form.

Login

Login to the award with your email and password.

Create

Create your applications under the My Dashboard page.

Save

During the Call for Applications period, your application can be saved as DRAFT until all the required information is completed and attachments uploaded. As each section is complete, you will see a appear in the category tab when the application is saved. At any time, you can download and print your application by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section.

Submit

On completion, submit your application as FINAL. Download and print a copy of your application for your records by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section in the right column. Note: If an update is required prior to the Call for Applications period, you can make the update and resave as FINAL.

If you require assistance or additional information, please contact the administrator at jlloyd-montgomery@psych.org.

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Key Dates

Grant Application Opens: June 21, 2021
Grant Application Closes: August 4, 2021
Notification Date: August 21, 2021

Delivery Application: Rolling

Contact Us

American Psychiatric Association Foundation
800 Maine Avenue, S.W., Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20024
Phone: 202-609-7087
Email:   jlloyd-montgomery@psych.org
American Psychiatric Association Foundation