Schools are working with countless young people on a daily basis that are coming in with complex mental health and trauma needs. This course will provide participants with basic information regarding mental illnesses, trauma, and suicide prevention to increase cultural competent mental health literacy. The second portion of the course focuses on preventative and responsive strategies within a multi-tiered systems of support in classrooms and school buildings. Students 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 2-credit hour 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 participant’s busy schedules. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE END OF THE COURSE TO TRY TO COMPLETE EVERYTHING.
This class is available for License Renewal, Graduate, Paraeducator or Audit credit.
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All materials are provided online.