An Introduction to Classroom WISE and Mental Health Awareness; HHS Region 8
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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.
Participants of this session can expect to:
- 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.
Stefanie Winfield, MSW
Stefanie Winfield is the School Mental Health Coordinator for the Mountain Plains MHTTC and a Research and Technical Assistance Associate with the WICHE Behavioral Health Program. As the school mental health lead, her work focuses on providing intensive technical assistance and training to educators, teachers administrators and all school staff on ways to improve and enhance school mental health. Stefanie has extensive experience working in schools promoting youth sexual health, conflict and anger management, behavioral health education, and school-based health care. With over 20 years of experience working with nonprofits and community organizations, Stefanie has done everything from grant management and implementation, to program and outcome evaluation, training and facilitation.