Help for Mental Health: Free Tools and Resources for Students and Staff

This was the first in a two-part series brought to you by the American School Health Association and The Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical  Education. The second offering will go deeper into best practices for adult mental health and self-care and how to transfer those skills to students.

Help for Mental Health: Free Tools and Resources for Students and Staff

February 11th, 2021, 2:30pm-4:00pm EST

Presented by:

  • Jill Haak Bohnenkamp, Ph.D., Core Faculty and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, National Center on School Mental Health
  • Sandra Williamson, Director, National Center on Safe and Supportive Learning Environments

Facilitated by:

  • Kayce Solari Williams, Ph.D., President, American School Health Association
  • Rosemary Reilly-Chammat, Ed.D., President, Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education

Students and staff are struggling. While concern for mental health is not new, the global pandemic has elevated this need to a critical level. With remote learning, students have been isolated, often unable to participate in activities that promote connection, and lacking access to resources and services necessary for their health and learning needs. School staff have had to learn new technology and teaching strategies on a dime, adjust to changing schedules, and deal with mass quarantines and a general upheaval to school operations. Even with the advent of the vaccine, dealing with the trauma and lasting effects of this time will be ongoing. This webinar will highlight a variety of free, evidence-based tools and resources that can be implemented at the school, district, or state levels. Participants will learn how to access these resources, discover appropriate tools for different audiences, and learn about other resources available from the National Center on School Mental Health and the National Center on Safe and Supportive Learning Environments.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify a multitude of evidence-based tools and resources to address mental health at school, district, and state levels.
  2. Describe how to utilize the evidence-based mental health tools and resources presented
  3. Create a plan to implement at least one new evidence-based tool or resource in their own professional or personal practice

Webinar Resources:

You may earn Continuing Education (CECH from NCHEC, NAPNAP Contact Hours, or General CEs) by attending the live webinar. ASHA members get free continuing education hours included with membership, non-members will have the opportunity to purchase certificates after the webinar.  Not sure if you’re a current ASHA member? Email info@ashaweb.org.