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Curriculum Guide

The San Antonio Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative offers no-cost education and training opportunities for mental health professionals, school employees, caregivers, students, and the community. These trainings can be tailored to the audience, and are available virtually or in person.

Curriculum Guide

With the ever-changing state of mental wellness, there will be additional curriculum offerings throughout the year. 

The curriculum guide is organized by the following categories

  • General Information
  • Mental Wellness
  • Substance Use
  • Relationship Building
  • Classroom Strategies

Each training includes the intended audiences

  • Adults/Caregivers
  • School Staff
  • Counselors
  • Youth


Training may be requested by administrators in the following school districts for the 24-25 school year: Edgewood, Harlandale, Judson, and San Antonio. A 30-day notice is required to assure the clinicians leading the presentations are able to work around their clinical schedules.

For more information or to request a training, please complete the training inquiry form.


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Available Curriculum Categories
Intended Audience

Available Programs

Anger & Stress Management

This training is designed to explore what stress is, identify triggers and effects of stress, and examine the makeup of stress. Participants will learn practical calming techniques and coping skills for managing stress, such as changing self-talk, breathing exercises, and ways to relax.

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Anxiety Management Strategies

In a world that is no longer predictable, there has been a large wave of mental health challenges surfacing. Some people are experiencing high levels of stress, anxiety, and panic attacks for the first time. This training provides an open conversation about anxiety and stress. Participants will learn the brain science behind why their body is reacting the way it is to fear, get tips on how to calm their emotions, and discover ways to harness these emotions into empowering skills for the future.

Duration: 1 Hour

Assessing Mental Wellness Needs

There are a variety of methods and data components that can be used to assess wellness needs. Assessment can provide an understanding of emotional and social competencies, as well as address ways to improve wellness-related instruction and programming. During this session, attendees will learn how to gather and analyze data so they can assess the needs of themselves and their students.

Duration: 1 Hour

Becoming Your Child’s Best Advocate

This workshop helps parents and caretakers understand why they are the best advocate for their children. Participants will learn tips, techniques, and advocacy essentials. They’ll be able to determine their family’s current need for mental health services, recognize resources available, and determine eligibility requirements.

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Boundary Setting with Teens

Boundaries are one of the most effective tools for bringing stability to families dealing with substance use disorder (SUD). Boundaries and rules are similar, but they are not the same. The subtle change in thought could mean the difference between bringing reason back to the family or remaining in pain. This workshop will teach the differences of rules and boundaries, guide how to set boundaries, and provide tools for setting healthy boundaries.

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Brain Science

In this session, attendees will explore the underlying reasons for human behavior by examining brain smart principles and the brain states model. They will gain insights into the characteristics of executive, emotional, and survival brain states, and acquire practical tools to effectively communicate and engage with others.

Duration: 2Hours

Building Relationships

Recent studies show that school connectedness can help reduce a student’s risk for mental health challenges, such as substance use and suicidal ideation. In this session, attendees will plan for intentional and systematic relationship-building with individual students, small groups, and the whole class to improve students’ long-term wellbeing and their ability to learn and stay engaged.

Duration: 1 Hour

Change in Minds: Neuroscience Social Service Transformation/Application

This training will discuss and share learning opportunities and social service improvements through the application of neuroscience basics in Social Services. The process of embedding brain science principles will lead to improved outcomes for children and families. Participants will discuss how to translate brain science concepts into programs, practice, and policy change.

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Cognitive Distortions

“Nothing ever goes my way!” “What if I get into an accident?” Cognitive distortions, such as the examples above, are exaggerated patterns of thought not based on facts and are usually negative. In this training, participants will learn how to recognize cognitive distortions, discover when the brain starts to twist its thinking, and determine how to recognize when it occurs and how to untwist distorted thinking.

Duration: 1 Hour

Communication Skills

Participants will learn about the different styles of communication: Passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive, and assertive. They’ll then practice different ways to express themselves through activities.

Duration: 1 Hour

Community Resiliency Training

The Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® trains community members to help themselves and help others within their more comprehensive social network. The primary focus of this skills-based stabilization program is to reset the natural balance of the nervous system. CRM aims to help create “trauma-informed” and “resiliency-focused” communities that share a common understanding of the impact trauma and chronic stress have on the nervous system. Also, learn how resiliency can be restored or increased using this skills-based approach. This training is the beginning of a four-part series.

Duration: 2-3 Hours

Compassion Fatigue

Depression, anxiety, grief, and substance use are on the rise, so it’s even more critical for those in helping fields to take care of themselves and actively prevent compassion fatigue. This course will take a deep dive into what compassion fatigue is, how to spot it and how to combat it. By the end of this course, participants will be able to define compassion fatigue, recognize the red flags of compassion fatigue, and utilize tools to prevent and reduce compassion fatigue.

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Conflict Resolution

This training explains what conflict resolution is, as well as strategies that can be incorporated to assist with conflict resolution. Participants will discuss how to identify emotions, how to apologize, helpful forms of communication, what tactics to avoid, and how to de-escalate communication.

Duration: 1 Hour

Coping Skills

Coping skills help us tolerate, minimize and deal with stressful situations in life. This training will go into detail about the benefits of using coping skills. Then participants will discuss several experiential examples, such as deep breathing, grounding, positive self-talk, using your words, exercise, creativity, emotionally focused tapping, and more.

Duration: 1 Hour

Cycle of Addiction

This session will detail the cycle the individual will go through who is using substances, as well as the process the family member will go through while their loved one uses substances. Participants will explore what it is like to be in each cycle for a substance user and for the family member. They will leave the session with a better understanding of the cycle of substance use and with tools they can use to break the cycle. 

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Developing Strong Tier 1 Safety and Wellness Plans

Strong multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) plans are data-driven, aligning needs with interventions and resources. Developing strong Tier I Safety and Wellness plans lays the foundation for balanced MTSS tiers and successful students and staff. During this session, attendees will discuss a process for developing their own strong foundation with a data-driven, systematic safety and wellness plan providing the first layer of education and support for all students and staff.

Duration: 1 Hour

Developmental Assets

This session will go into detail about the five elements of the Developmental Relationships Framework. Participants will learn what each element means and why each one is essential. They also will explore how to recognize and evolve their prioritized elements to open a doorway to a greater understanding and utilization of developmental relationships. By the end of the training, participants will be able to define the five elements of the Developmental Relationships Framework, recognize which element they thrive in, and fully utilize all five elements in their relationships.

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Early Childhood Development and Mental Health

Early life experiences shape the developing brain’s architecture and the foundations of sound mental health. Disruptions to this developmental process can impair a child’s capacity for learning and how they relate to others — with lifelong implications. This training will discuss how improving children’s environment, relationships, and experiences early in life can positively impact many costly societal problems, including incarceration, homelessness, and the failure to complete high school.

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Educator Wellness

Teachers are a gift to our communities. Their health and wellbeing are central to the success of our students and our schools. So, what are teachers saying about their own well-being at work? What does it take to create schools as work environments that fully support educator well-being? In this session, attendees will learn about and discuss a model for creating workplaces where our educators thrive.

Duration: 1 Hour

Family Dynamics

This workshop explores various roles within a family when substance use is involved. Participants will learn the role each person plays, and how it impacts the family system, and discuss the cycle when a family does not receive help. Participants also will understand the functions of family dynamics, how the family cycle plays out, and what tools are available to help a family heal.

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Family Illness

Families are affected by substance use. This session will detail the disease of addiction, and how each family member can receive help related to the family illness of substance use. By the end of the session, participants will understand how substance use is a family illness, recognize their part in the family illness, and utilize tools for healing.

Duration: 1.5 Hours

FAST: Family and School Together

FAST® is an internationally-acclaimed parent engagement program that supports the family bonding necessary for children to thrive. Built on evidence-based practices and rigorously tested, FAST empowers parents as leaders of their families, builds positive connections and social capital between families and schools, and creates a supportive community that fosters children’s well-being and education.

Duration: 2 Hours

Feeling Grief and Loss with Substance Use

When letting go of substances, there are often feelings of grief an individual experiences. This session will discuss the five stages of grief and loss around the substance, as well as the emotions the family members go through when their loved one gets help. Participants will be able to define the stages of grief, learn about the process of letting go, and gain resources they can use during their acceptance in the grief process.

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Goal Setting & Celebrations

Big goals, such as mastering a new academic concept, can feel overwhelming and demotivating. But celebrating small growths can provide enough motivation to push through difficulties and lead to big growth over time. In this session, attendees will learn how to set incremental growth goals and develop a system of celebrations with students.

Duration: 1 Hour

Healthy Teen Relationships

In this interactive workshop, young people will learn about healthy relationships, choices, boundaries, communication, and empathy. It addresses attitudes and behaviors related to dating abuse and healthy relationships.

Duration: 1.5 Hours

How Wellness Benefits Educators and Students

After learning the physical and emotional benefits of mental wellness, attendees will evaluate their school’s needs related to mental wellness and mindfulness practices. They’ll also apply mental wellness strategies and mindfulness practices within the context of the school day to leverage attention and manage stress.

Duration: 1 Hour

Integrating Mental Wellness into Content Areas

Content-based instruction doesn’t have to be exempt from incorporating mental wellness into lessons. In this session, attendees will brainstorm ways to use engaging mental wellness activities in content-area instruction.

Duration: 1 Hour

Mental Health and Wellness for Youth

This discussion introduces the concept of mental health and wellness to youth. There will be an emphasis on normalizing that all people encounter challenges at times, and that a lifelong awareness and effort to strive toward wellness is necessary, much like other areas of health. Topics include how to support a friend who is struggling, when to consider counseling, and when someone might seek medication intervention.

Duration: 1 Hour

Mindfulness Practices Within the School Day

Studies suggest that teaching students techniques to calm their minds and bodies can reduce negative effects of stress and increase their ability to stay engaged in the classroom. In this session, attendees will learn strategies and benefits of mental wellness and mindfulness practices. They will then discover how to use these strategies within the context of the school day to leverage attention and manage stress.

Duration: 1 Hour

Nurturing Parent Workshop

The Nurturing Parenting Programs are a family-centered, trauma-informed initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglecting parenting and child-rearing practices. By teaching positive parenting behaviors, the long-term goals are to prevent recidivism in families receiving social services, lower the rate of multi-parent teenage pregnancies, reduce juvenile delinquency and alcohol abuse, and stop the intergenerational cycle of child abuse. The Nurturing Parenting Program is recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Registry for Evidence-based Parenting Programs (NREPP).

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Play Therapy Techniques

Play therapy is a form of counseling or psychotherapy that uses play to communicate and help people, especially children, prevent or resolve psychosocial challenges. Play is a child’s natural medium to learn, communicate, and explore their world. Play Therapy allows children to explore feelings, as well as make sense of and recover from difficult life experiences in a safe and trusting environment. It is a primarily non-verbal approach. In this training, participants will learn techniques to help a client develop positive self-concept, self-responsibility, self-acceptance, self-direction, and self-reliance.

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Recognizing Abusive Relationships

Everyone deserves relationships free from physical, verbal, and emotional abuse. In this training, participants will learn ways to identify abusive dynamics in intimate and family relationships. They’ll also discover ways to identify abusive dynamics in intimate and family relationships, as well as different myths and facts connected to abusive relationships.

Duration: 1 Hour

Recovery High School

This presentation is an overview of the history and mission of the San Antonio Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative. Attendees will learn about the six partnering agencies, as well as services available for free to students, family members, teachers and district staff. They also will review the referral process and the impact of the program.

Duration: 15-30 Minutes

San Antonio Mobile Mental Wellness Collaboration

Adolescents experiencing a substance use disorder need a vital piece to their continuum of care in San Antonio – a high school dedicated to providing an impactful and effective way to support youth in drug and alcohol recovery. This presentation will discuss why a recovery high school is necessary, who is eligible to attend, and how to refer students to the program.

Duration: 1.5 Hours


Go beyond the typical self-care routines of bubble baths and a leisurely walk to learn the importance of taking care of yourself. In this training, participants will discuss self-compassion; body image and perfectionism issues; the importance of accepting oneself; setting attainable, challenging goals; and how to develop small daily habits to demonstrate love for oneself.

Duration: 1 Hour

Signs and Symptoms in Teens with Substance Use

This topic will detail the signs that appear in behavior regarding teens who are experiencing substance use. Participants will discuss what to look for and how to spot the signs among teens, as well as what to do if someone notices these signs in their teen. By the end of this course, participants will be able to define the stages of substance use, recognize the signs of substance use in teens, and utilize tools to help teens who are experiencing substance use.

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Smoking Cessation

This four-week course covers topics pertaining to smoking, including the effects of smoking, education on marijuana and vaping, and the truth about nicotine, among others. At the end of the course, students are provided a certificate of completion. The cost for materials is $500 per four-week course and the class can hold up to 25 students.

Duration: 1 Hour/4 Weeks

Stigma of Mental Health

Why are so many people afraid to talk about mental health challenges? It is often because there is a stigma associated with these challenges. This session provides an open, safe space to discuss what stigma is, misconceptions and myths about mental illness, and why the way we talk about mental health challenges matters.

Duration: 1 Hour

Structuring Students for Social and Academic Success

Students who demonstrate appropriate social skills in the classroom are better positioned to benefit from academic instruction. Setting clear expectations and routines, positive reinforcement and feedback, and high rate of opportunities are empirical ways to improve social and academic success in the classroom. In this session, attendees will learn a variety of evidence-based classroom management strategies they can use to enhance social and academic success.

Duration: 1 Hour

Substance Use Education

This workshop will discuss how drugs and alcohol affect the brain. Participants will learn the four stages of addiction, the parts of the brain affected by substance use, and how to recognize the stages and the cycle of addiction.

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Talking to Youth About Healthy Relationships

Relationships are foundational to the positive cognitive, social, and emotional growth of youth. Research illustrates that the more developmental relationships youth have, the more positive their academic and life outcomes are. Participants will learn ways to help their child navigate relationships; warning signs to look for in youth relationships; and how to provide compassionate, respectful support.

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Teaching Social Skills

With limited class time, it can feel overwhelming to add social skills instruction to a tight schedule…but it doesn’t have to be. In this session, attendees will strategize how to infuse social skills instruction into daily schedules and will build a toolbox of social skills instruction ideas to easily incorporate into their classroom.

Duration: 1 Hour

Trauma-Informed Care

With the growing number of children and caregivers who have been impacted by traumatic events, it has become increasingly important to broaden our understanding and modify our approach when working with this population. Trauma-informed care is the act of asking “what happened to you?” instead of “what is wrong with you?” In this training, participants will review how trauma-informed care and neuroscience intersect. Topics covered include what trauma is, how trauma negatively impacts health, the brain science of trauma, and practical ways to provide trauma-informed care.

Duration: 1 / 1.5 Hours

Triple P: Positive Parenting

Triple P is the flexible, practical way to develop skills, strategies, and confidence to handle any parenting situation. Triple P is an evidence-based parenting program with a toolbox of ideas that you can choose to use. Triple P helps parents raise happy, confident kids and manage misbehavior, so everyone in the family enjoys life more. Caregivers will learn to set rules and routines that everyone respects and follows, while encouraging positive behavior. Participants also discover ways to take care of themselves as a caregiver, and feel confident doing the right thing.

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

In the ACE Interface training, you will learn about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study and the neurobiology that explains why ACEs significantly affect people’s lives. This training will provide information on how we can dramatically improve health and resilience for this and future generations. This training is foundational to learning about trauma-informed care.

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Why Am I Here?

One of the questions parents always ask is, “Why am I here? My child has the problem, not me.” Substance use, abuse, or addiction is a family affair. It affects the substance user, and their family. Our experience and multiple studies have shown the effectiveness of family involvement in helping the substance user recover, as well as helping the family recover. Participants will learn how the family is affected, recognize the effectiveness of family involvement, and utilize tools to bring sanity back to the family.

Duration: 1.5 Hours

WRAP: Wellness Recovery Action Plan

Mold your life the way you want it. Join this session to discuss a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to discover and stay well. Learn ways to overcome mental health issues and move on to fulfilling life dreams and goals. WRAP will help individuals address various physical, mental health, and life issues so they can live life to the fullest. By the end of this course, participants will be able to recognize what WRAP is and its focus, as well as use WRAP tools.

Duration: 1 Hour

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