Critical Mental Health Challenges in School Agenda

8:00   8:30 Registration and Check-In
8:30   10:00 Exploring Critical Mental Health Issues in Today's Classrooms

  • The Lens We Look Through
  • Teachers' Role in School Mental Health
  • Risk and Protective Factors
  • Child and Adolescent Development Basis
  • Recognizing Warning Signs of Frequency, Intensity and Duration
  • Understanding and Responding to 5 Critical Mental Health Issues

10:15 12:00 Suicide Prevention: You Can Make a Difference

  • Facts and Strategies
  • Risk Factors
  • Warning Signs & Imminent Warning Signs
  • Suicide Prevention and Intervention Protocol
  • Suicide Intervention Team
  • Approaching a Student: Strategies for Engagement

12:00   1:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00 2:15Self-Injury: Insights and Strategies for Reaching and Helping Youth

  • Exploring Different Forms of Self-Injurious Behavior (SIB)
  • Understanding the "Why" of Self-Injury
  • Helping Youth Acknowledge and Address SIB
  • The Self-Injury Cycle
  • Intervention Mapping

2:30   3:30 Building Connection: Identifying a Path to Action

  • Building a Strategic and Collaborative Approach to Mental Health
  • "Be the Difference" Empowering Students in Promoting Connection
  • Motivating the Heart for Change!
  • Action Planning:  What's Next?

3:30 4:00 Exploring Solutions to Cases in Your Classroom/School
(Group Discussion Optional Attendance)