The mental health needs of students due to the pandemic, the incidence of bullying, school violence, suicide, and trauma in general – present a challenge for all educators.
Suicide is a leading cause of death for youth from middle school age through college. The U.S. Surgeon General released a recent report, Protecting the Mental Health of Our Youth. The recommendations for schools from the report will be shared. Research has emphasized the need for all students to feel a connection to school and it is very important for each student to have a significant relationship with one or more adults at school.
Participants will learn the protective factors for youth outlined by the World Health Organization and the factors that were identified by the Carnegie Foundation that are essential for student success and resiliency.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify key principles for student mental health including those outlined in the U.S. Surgeon General’s recent report on protecting the mental health of youth.
- Know the incidence of suicide across ages from elementary through college.
- Analyze the foundational issues for youth suicide.
- Identify protective factors that prevent suicide.
- Learn how to develop a comprehensive best practices model for suicide prevention.
- Brochure: Training K-12 Student Safety & Wellness Courses
- Guide: K-12 Student Safety and Wellness
- Catalog: K-12 Education Course Catalog
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