Eastern Area Health Education Center

Online Self-Paced Learning in School Based Mental Health

In June of 2020, Session Law 2020-7 was approved by the North Carolina General Assembly. It is an act to require the state board of education to adopt a school-based mental health policy and to require k-12 school units to adopt and to implement a school-based mental health plan that includes a mental health training program and a suicide risk referral protocol. The NC State Board of Education then adopted SHLT-003: School-Based Mental Health Policy that aligns with legislation and details compliance requirements. Click here for more information.

In order to meet the requirements of the Department of Public Instruction’s required mental health training programs for professionals, Area Health Education Centers across the state have developed a series of recorded webinar courses covering a variety of topics. This series is a collaboration between Eastern AHEC, South East AHEC, Southern Regional AHEC, and Wake AHEC, with support from North Carolina AHEC.

Click here to view the series brochure.

This series is intended for school personnel, counselors, social workers, psychologists, or any others interested in the subject matter.

If you are a current public school employee, click here to request a voucher code for a discount off the registration price of select programs offered by Eastern AHEC. Fill out your information, and if you qualify, a code will be sent to you. Please do not share your code with anyone. This code can only be used for the programs below.  Once you receive your code, please register as soon as possible.  Discounts are limited.  Once the discounts run out, registration will still be available at full price.

Helping Students Cope: Depression & Suicide in Children & Adolescents

Understanding, Identifying and Preventing Adolescent Substance Use – Part 1

For assistance with registration or course access, contact our help desk at 252-744-5210 or easternahec@ecu.edu.