Mental illness among children and adolescents is on the rise. Educators are seeing the effects of this rise every day. We see more students who are depressed, engaging in self-injury, getting in trouble, and even considering suicide. As a result, many schools are trying to address the risks of mental illness and prevent detrimental impact on students. Missouri legislation now requires two hours of training annually for every staff member. This session will share best practices in prevention and intervention related to school mental health. Examples will be provided for how these best practices can be translated into classroom, school, and district plans for comprehensively addressing mental illness while promoting resiliency. In addition, participants will leave the workshop with resources to support teacher training for all staff in their school.
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Check-in: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Workshop: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
There is no charge for this workshop.