Educators and school personnel play a vital role in promoting mental health and well-being and identifying and responding to emerging mental illness in children and adolescents. However, they often have not received the education, training, or ongoing support needed to respond in the classroom. To address this need, the Mental Health Technology Transfer Network, in partnership with the National Center for School Mental Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, developed a free self-guided online course, video library, resource collection, and website focused on educator mental health awareness. This webinar will introduce participants to Classroom WISE, a free 3-part training package that assists K-12 educators and school personnel in supporting students' mental health in the classroom. This training is open to anyone who works with children or is interested in promoting mental health wellness in their local schools.
Learn about Classroom WISE, a free 3-part training package for K-12 educators and school personnel on mental health awareness.
Learn strategies to promote student well-being and support students experiencing adversity, distress, and mental health challenges in the classroom.
Identify talking points and implementation ideas to support Classroom WISE utilization in schools or districts.
Erin Briley, M.S., NCSP
Erin Briley is the School Mental Health Coordinator for the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC) and a Technical Assistant Associate for WICHE’s Behavioral Health Program. As the school mental health lead, her work focuses on providing intensive technical assistance, resources, and training school staff to support school-based mental health. As a Technical Assistant Associate, her work is primarily focused on assisting in creating and implementing Psychology Internship Consortiums in rural western states. Ms. Briley has over 20 years of experience working in the schools, serving primarily as a school psychologist for school districts in California, Hawaii, and Colorado while providing direct and indirect supports for children ages 3 through 22 of all developmental levels. Ms. Briley has also served temporarily as a special education and a School Based Behavioral Health program administrator and trained and supervised paraprofessionals providing individualized supports to children with special needs. Ms. Briley has extensive experience with psycho-educational evaluations, classroom, and individual behavioral management, conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments, creating Behavioral Support Plans, special education legal mandates, and rights related to IDEA and Section 504, and learning needs accommodations to support. Ms. Briley earned her Bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University, her Master’s in Counseling/School Psychology and a Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis at California State University Los Angeles and is working on her PhD (ABD) in Clinical Psychology; she is also a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.