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All about School Mental Health Issues: Identifying and Supporting Students with Mental Health and Behavior Disorders
3 In-service Credits/ 45 hours Instructor Randi Miller February 1-28, April 1-29, June 1-28 , August 1-30 , November 1-30
The mental health of students in schools is an often overlooked, yet extremely relevant issue for today’s educator. Educators are often the first to notice mental health problems and are in a unique position to make a difference when it comes to promoting and addressing student mental health concerns in and out of the classroom. Mental disorders: affect a student’s emotional well-being, affect a student’s ability to learn and may be a factor in why some students refuse to attend school. This course will cover: common mental health disorders (10 in total), the signs and symptoms of each disorder, the behavioral manifestation of the disorders in school, and the role of educators (regardless of their position) to identify warning signs, communicate with parents and support students in/out of the classroom.