Learning Revolution invited the MHTTC Network to their Well-Being Wednesday Podcast, led by Rebecca Muller at Exceptional Circumstances for Exceptional Learners, to discuss their new school mental health training package, Classroom WISE (Well-Being Information and Strategies for Educators).
Classroom WISE is a FREE 3-part training package that assists K-12 educators in supporting the mental health of students in the classroom. Developed by the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network in partnership with the National Center for School Mental Health, this package offers evidence-based strategies and skills to engage and support students with mental health concerns in the classroom. In addition to a free online course on mental health literacy for educators and school personnel, a video library and resource collection are also available! Access Classroom WISE at https://www.classroomwise.org/.
In this podcast session, Jessica Gonzalez, MHTTC SMH Coordinator, shares an overview of the MHTTC School Mental Health Initiative and discusses how Classroom WISE came to be. She is joined by Sharon Hoover, Co-Director of the National Center for School Mental Health, who co-developed the content for the Classroom WISE training package and shares about some of the content covered in the Classroom WISE online course. Erika Franta, SMH Program Director from the Mid-America MHTTC, also joins the conversation to discuss how the MHTTC Network plans to disseminate Classroom WISE and support the implementation of this training package in schools in the Mid-America region and beyond.