Building Capacity of School Personnel to Promote Positive Mental Health in Children and Youth
Free Self-Paced Continuing Education
6 contact hours
This opportunity is for school personnel including: administrators, principals, occupational therapists, school counselors, teachers, school psychologists, speech therapists, special education teachers, para-educators, parents, cafeteria and recess supervisors, etc.
The purpose of this course is to build capacity of frontline interdisciplinary personnel to address the mental health needs of children and youth in schools by embedding strategies throughout the day using a multi-tiered approach. Participants will learn how to implement Every Moment Counts model programs and embedded strategies. Emphasis is on knowledge translation and implementation of evidence-based mental health promotion and prevention strategies within a Community of Practice (CoP). Individuals can take the course and will be prepared to implement their own CoP if they choose.
The course includes the following learning materials that CoPs can use to guide this capacity building initiative (all materials are free and downloadable):
- 5 taped webinars
- Facilitation and Discussion Guides
- Readings and resources
By learning together, interdisciplinary teams can reflect on their school's strengths and needs and plan how to implement model programs and strategies focusing on mental health promotion and prevention.
Please go to http://healtheknowledge.org/course/index.php?categoryid=90#MP-MHTTC-EMC-SelfPaced to register and complete the course.
To register, click on the “Register Now and Begin Course” button at the bottom of the course description box. Follow the prompts to login or create your account and register for the course. You will be able to begin the course immediately.