Overlooking emotional problems in the school can lead to grave consequences for students, parents and educators. Many students experience emotional or mental health issues at some point in their academic careers. For some students, these issues can escalate into severe behaviors – behaviors that are harmful to the student and/or to others. Educators are in a unique position to help struggling students while also identifying and preventing the most severe outcomes – bullying, harassment, self-injury, violence and suicide. This seminar will help professional educators identify, reach, teach and/or refer students with serious mental health concerns.

A daunting amount of information is now available about mental health issues. The complexity of much of this information sometimes leads to misunderstandings, tentativeness, and possible mistakes in handling mental health issues with students. The presenter of this seminar will provide straightforward insights, innovative strategies and “how-to-handle” tips for real cases in classrooms and schools. Interpreting mental health behaviors according to intensity, frequency, duration and impact will also be addressed – including what to do when a student has moved into a crisis phase. Participants will develop an understanding of critical mental health issues in a way that will help both educators and students in their classrooms and schools.


In this information-packed seminar, you will learn to:

  • Distinguish Different Types of Critical Mental Health Disorders Facing Youth
  • Recognize Predictive and Contributing Factors Affecting Mental Health
  • Identify the Underlying Reasons for Self-Injurious Behavior
  • Interpret the Self-Injurious Cycle and Intervention Mapping
  • Integrate Best Practices for Suicide Prevention and Intervention
  • Associate the Connections between Social Media, Mental Health and Our Youth
  • Apply School-Wide Strategies for Mental Health Protocol
  • Develop Strategies Designed to Empower Students to “Be the Difference!”