This training teaches school personnel to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health concerns, understand their significance, and learn how to talk with students about these concerns to assist them with getting the help they need. Faculty and staff are well-versed in who their students are and how to teach, coach, and support them to meet their educational goals. They often feel less confident, and unclear about their role, when significant distress and attendant behavioral problems interfere with students’ learning and school participation.
In this session, school personnel will:
The Understanding and Responding to Adolescent Mental Health training session may be paired with a subsequent 2-hour interactive session designed for participants to apply the concepts they have been taught in part one. The second session uses a scenario-based role play and discussion format to help participants better learn how to effectively address common adolescent mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, self-injury, and suicidality. Held with small groups, participants learn through the process of practice and peer feedback guided by an experienced clinical session leader