“Go-To” Educator refers to any school staff (guidance counsellors, psychologists, administration, etc.) that students naturally feel comfortable asking for help and talking about their problems. The goal of this one day Go-To Educator Training Program is to develop mental health literacy amongst staff. It provides information regarding early identification of mental health problems and mental disorders. This knowledge allows teachers to make effective referrals that link students in need of help to their local care organization within and beyond the school system. The training is offered to entire school staff and includes a print package of all information presented.
The “Go-To Educator Training” is a companion program to the High School Curriculum Guide Training and can be implemented independently as a one full day training session or as part of a package over a day and a half to include the Guide.