Welcome to the School-Based Mental Health Research and Training Initiative
The School-Based Mental Health Research and Training Initiative (SBMH RTI) works to expand knowledge and perspectives surrounding school-based mental health (SBMH).
This initiative investigates:
1) direct services to support student mental health
2) influences on mental health in schools (both for students and educators)
3) specific school personnel’s perspectives surrounding SBMH.
This is done with the goal of training graduate students in school psychology and school personnel to effectively support student and educator mental health. This research team was created as an initiative to house a variety of research projects linked to this mission.
CORE INITATIVE CONTACTS
Program Director: Dr. Heather Ormiston, NCSP, HSPP
Research Team Lead: Malena Nygaard, MSEd
Intervention Team Lead: Olivia Heck, MSEd
PROGRAM AND INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION
The SBMH RTI Program Director, Dr. Heather Ormiston, NCSP, HSPP is an Assistant Professor (effective January 2023) within the School Psychology program at Indiana University - Bloomington. Graduate Students working within the initiative are Educational Specialist or Doctoral level students within this program. The undergraduate student working within the initiative is from the School of Education.
Guide to our Website
This page includes brief descriptions of current projects being conducted at the
This page houses evidence-based interventions (academic, behavioral, social-emotional, and trauma-informed) in an effort to serve as a one stop source for practitioners, researchers and other professionals looking for intervention resources.
LINKS TO OUR RESEARCH
This page includes links to scholarly works produced by team members, such as peer-reviewed publications, presentations, podcast episodes, and more.