COMING SOON: Free Online Course for Educators on Mental Health Literacy
Coming in June 2021: Classroom WISE
A 3-part training package on mental health literacy for teachers and school staff
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, and/or ongoing support needed to respond in the classroom.
To address this need, the MHTTC Network, in partnership with the National Center for School Mental Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has developed a FREE self-guided online course, a video library + resource collection and a website focused on educator mental health literacy. The 3-part training package, Classroom WISE (Well-Being Information and Strategies for Educators), is launching in June 2021 and is being informed by and co-developed with educators from across the nation.
These resources will present concrete, universal approaches to promoting student mental health and creating safe and supportive classroom environments, describe student behaviors that may indicate a mental health concern, and provide specific skills and strategies to engage and support students with mental health concerns. Catch a SNEAK PEEK below!
Note: We encourage you to share the information about Classroom WISE widely with your colleagues - a flyer to disseminate is available here.
Classroom WISE Online Course Modules
- K-12 teachers
- School personnel
Upon completion of this course, the educator will be equipped with strategies that can be used to promote student mental health and support students experiencing adversity, distress, and mental health challenges in the classroom. A detailed list of course objectives is available here.
The 5-hour self-paced course will be available in June 2021, free of cost on the Healtheknowledge platform. The HealtheKnowledge online learning portal offers a wide variety of courses in the areas of improving health and healthcare services.
Certificate of Completion
A free certificate of completion will be provided to participants upon completion of the course requirements.
Subscribe to our MHTTC monthly e-newsletter to receive updates on Classroom WISE, including the official launch date! Questions? Contact the MHTTC Network Coordinating Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.