Program Information

Program NameUW SMART Center
Partnership categoryBehavior/Social and Emotional Learning and Supports
Service TypesProfessional development for administrators
Program DescriptionThe overarching mission of the School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center is to promote high-quality, culturally-responsive programs, practices, and policies to meet the full range of social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) needs of students in both general and special education contexts. The SMART Center aims to accomplish this mission by using innovative and practical research methods to: Develop contextually-appropriate, low-burden programs that prevent or ameliorate SEB problems; Develop strategies for communities, districts, and schools to increase the use of effective SEB programs, practices, and policies; Support indigenous providers such as teachers and school-based mental health providers in their roles; and Enhance the interconnections across school, home, and community contexts.