Course DescriptionEvery day teachers work with children and teens who have a mental health disorder that affect not only the student's academic performance and well-being, but also impacts the classroom environment. Yet teachers have not been trained to recognize specific mental health disorders or craft appropriate interventions. This course will provide an overview of common mental health disorders. It will discuss how a mental health disorder can impact a student's performance and development. The course will provide intervention tools and strategies to help these students be more successful in school. It will also focus on how to write a successful intervention plan and collaborate with parents and outside support professionals to support the student's treatment.
By the end of the course participants will:
- Recognize the symptoms of a mental health disorder
- Understand how a Mental Health Disorder can affect a student's development
- Demonstrate how to write and implement a successful intervention plan
- Know how to collaborate with parents, school personnel and outside resources to support students
The targeted audience for this course is PreK-12 teachers and school counselors.
Access to the Internet, an SPU email acount, and use of the Canvas platform are required.