Date: June 10-July 10, 2019
Course #: LR 288:64C
Instructor: Jennifer Ulie-Wells
*It is strongly recommended that you take the “School Mental Health Literacy” class prior to this course.
(available in ISEA’s Course Catalog here)
This class session is available for 1 License Renewal, Graduate or Audit credit only.
An abundance of research argues that perceived discrimination, racism, and stigma increase negative mental health outcomes. These negative outcomes may include experiences of anxiety, depression, and suicidal idealization. What do we do when schools are creating these experiences for students of color? This course takes a critical approach to understand and address how the role of schools in creating trauma for students before exploring strategies to improve school experiences for racially and culturally diverse students. Course participants will be asked to critically reflect and adapt their pedagogues as they learn, reflect and process new information through readings, activities, and discussions. This highly engaging class is designed to offer participants important information and requires meaningful application to their professional lives.
This course is presented in a modified, self-paced format. Participants are expected to access the course and post regularly (at least once a week) and make reasonable progress, but there are no due dates attached to individual assignments to provide flexibility and to better accommodate participants’ busy schedules.
Participants are reminded NOT to WAIT UNTIL THE END OF THE COURSE TO TRY TO COMPLETE ASSIGNMENTS.
Required Materials: All materials are provided online.