Professional Development Certificate Programs
Created by leading mental health and education experts at Partnerships in Education and Resilience (PEAR), an organization incubated at Harvard and McLean Hospital, these professional development certificate programs meet your team where they are and feature the most up-to-date research on mental health and social-emotional development.
Delivered by skilled facilitators who will hold space for your team to work together, participants will come out of the experience with a shared language, a clear action plan to move forward, and a certificate of participation. PEAR can work with your district or program to qualify this series for professional development points (PDP).
Professional Development Program Webinar
Join PEAR's Associate Director of Partnerships & Business Development, Danielle Towns, Founder, Dr. Gil Noam, and Assistant Director of Training, Jamaal Williams as they walk you through an overview of each of PEAR's five professional development certificate programs.
(Length: 36 minutes)
Hardship and adversity are unavoidable parts of life. However, youth can emerge from challenging situations stronger than before, able to navigate future hardships.
This is an 8-hour professional development series with a certificate in Developmental Resilience issued upon completion.
Session 1. Introduction to Developmental Resilience
Session 2. How to Develop Your Resilience Now and Into the Future
Session 3. Finding and Supporting the Strengths in Youth with Mental Health Needs
Session 4. Applying Developmental Resilience Skills to Work with All Students
Educator Mental Health & Wellness
School leaders are concerned about teacher wellness, burnout, and mental health as they struggle with increased behavior and mental health challenges in the classroom.
This is a 6-hour professional development series with a certificate in Educator Mental Health & Wellness issued upon completion. This program can be run alongside the Student Wellness Program for a whole school/program approach to building systems of wellness.
Session 1: Understanding the Moment from a Mental Health Perspective
Session 2: Assessing Educator Wellness
Session 3: Increasing Educator Wellness
Student Mental Health & Wellness
Educators feel overtaxed and unequipped to handle the mental health challenges youth face.
This is an 8-hour professional development series with a certificate in Student Mental Health & Wellness issued upon completion.
Session 1: Understanding the Present Situation from a Mental Health Perspective
Session 2: How Do We Know What Youth are Going Through?
Session 3: Assessing Youth Outcomes
Session 4: A New Vision of the Three Tiers of Support
The disruption of the pandemic has led youth to feel disconnected from learning and their peers.
This is a 6-hour professional development series for educators with a certificate in Belonging, Social Emotional Development, and Mental Health issued upon completion.
Session 1: Reimagining Belonging
Session 2: Connection and Reconnection: Structure, Agreements, and Rituals
Session 3: Relationships and Identity
Assertiveness, Youth Voice, and Agency
Youth have been rocked by cascading mental health, school violence, pandemic, and climate crises. To navigate this adversity, youth need support developing voice, decision-making skills, and a confident sense of self.
This is a 6-hour professional development series for educators with a certificate in Assertiveness, Social Emotional Development, and Mental Health issued upon completion.
Session 1: The Benefits of Assertiveness for Youth and Educators
Session 2: Strategies and Practices for Cultivating Assertiveness
Session 3: Fostering Youth Agency through Collaborative Decision Making