Addressing the Youth Mental Health Crisis and Disruptive Behaviors
Three Workshops (2 hours each)
Youth mental health is at a crisis—the Surgeon General has issued an advisory on the urgency of the problem. This 3-workshop series offers solutions for educators.
Workshop 1: Understanding the Present Situation from a Mental Health Perspective
-- Develop a shared language and approach to discussing the pandemic’s impact
-- Use a social-emotional framework to understand mental health challenges youth are facing amidst the pandemic
-- Create a chart of ways to center their own wellness and translate that into their schools/programs
Workshop 2: How Do We Know What Youth are Going Through?
-- Identify the “look-fors” regarding mental health and wellbeing
-- Implement strategies for identifying youth mental health concerns
-- Understand the role of educators in identifying & supporting youth mental health needs
Workshop 3: A New Vision of the Three Tiers of Support
-- Organize response to youth mental health needs by the three tiers
-- Use a social-emotional frame to understand youth and adult mental health needs
-- Create a plan to address mental health needs in their school or program