How to Help the Whole Student: Including Mental Health Supports in Schools
Presented by: Dr. Hannah West
August 12, 2021 from 3:30-4:30pm
With the prevalence of diagnosable mental or behavioral disorders in children and adolescents being approximately 20%, it is predictable that any teacher will have one to five students with mental health difficulties in his/her classroom (Merikangas et al, 2010; O’Connell, Boat & Warner, 2009). Given the presence of significant mental health concerns and the impact these concerns have on achievement, truancy, relationships, and social-emotional development; it is imperative for schools to provide comprehensive mental health supports using a multi-tiered approach. The Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center provides training and technical assistance to address these needs. During this presentation, you will be introduced to best practice implementation guidelines for implementing school-based mental health, along with resources for educator well-being and mental health literacy.
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