Mental Health & High School Curriculum Guide Training
This is a 1-day training program that prepares classroom teachers to effectively apply the Mental Health & High-School Curriculum Guide in their classrooms.
A 2-day ‘Train-the-Trainer’ program that creates a sustainable capacity to provide this 1-day program is also available.
‘Go-To’ Educator Training
In each school, there are educators with whom students form good relationships, naturally go to for help, and feel comfortable talking about their problems. Therefore, providing training to this unique group in how to recognize mental disorders and link to within school resources and community health care providers may promote better early identification and improved access to mental health care for young people who need it.
‘Go-to’ educators can include teachers, student service providers (such as guidance counsellors, psychologists, social workers, nurses, etc.), principals and other staff members, identified by each individual school.
The ‘Go-To’ Educator Training program (1-day) provides training in mental health knowledge, identification and support, and strategies for working with health providers, parents and families. At these training sessions, participants are joined by local health and mental health providers, establishing collaboration networks. ‘Go-To’ educators are also linked with student service providers in their institutions, increasing the likelihood that students who are identified as in need of mental health support will move more seamlessly into appropriate care and support opportunities.
The ‘Go-To’ Educator Training, placed in the School-Based Integrated Pathway to Care Model context, is usually offered along with teacher training on the Mental Health & High School Curriculum Guide.