An Introduction to ClassroomWISE



The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.


This series will start with an introduction to Classroom WISE, a new mental health literacy course developed by the MHTTC Network and the National Center for School Mental Health. Classroom WISE is a free 3-part training package that assists K-12 educators and school personnel in supporting students' mental health in the classroom and is comprised of a free self-guided online course, video library, resource collection, and website focused on educator mental health literacy.

Many schools and districts are already addressing different aspects of school mental health by using various programs, practices and initiatives to support students. Classroom WISE was designed to integrate and enhance school mental health efforts to provide even greater assistance to students at both the prevention and intervention levels.

Following the introduction, each webinar in this series will focus on a different school mental health framework: social emotional learning, trauma-informed practices, and multi-tiered system of support. Clear examples, tips, and discussions will help illustrate the relationship between Classroom Wise and the specific SMH framework. Participants are welcome to attend the whole series or the individual sessions most aligned with your current SMH practices. This webinar series is for educators, school mental health professionals, school and district decisions makers, and administrators.



Integrating ClassroomWISE with a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Framework
November 9, 2021: 10:00–11:00 AM Central Time 

Integrating ClassroomWISE with a Trauma-Informed Schools Framework
November 16, 2021:  10:00 –11:00 AM Central Time

Integrating ClassroomWISE with a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Framework
November 30, 2021:  10:00 –11:00 AM Central Time 



Stephanie Winfield

Stefanie Winfield is an Adjunct Faculty Instructor the University of Denver, Graduate School of Social work. In her past role as School Mental Health Lead for the Mountain Plains MHTTC, Stefanie focused 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.


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