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School Mental Health: Treating Students K to 12 – Harvard Medical School
February 3 - February 4$390
This course will look at findings that will enhance the emotional well-being of children and adolescents at school. Topics will focus on students, teachers, mental health personnel, administrators, families, and others impacting the child and his/her school needs. The emphasis is on practical clinical information and skills based on current research, including evidence-based practices, and innovative learning strategies.
This course is designed to help the learner identify the gaps/problems in practice needed to promote learning, resiliency, and social and emotional growth, as well as to support and enhance collaboration.
The course will offer didactic lectures, case studies, Q&A and panel discussions and is intended for mental health and health clinicians, educators and administrators, researchers and others interested in the development of school-aged children and adolescents.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe strategies to foster creativity and resilience in the school through understanding neuroscience, school culture, and students learning styles
- Explain the impact of being a minority, refugee, or immigrant student
- Develop clinical and educational interventions for school refusal, drug abuse, anger management, school violence, and gender non-conforming students
- Determine the uses and side effects of medications used for students with developmental disorders
- Outline ways to incorporate mindfulness techniques into schools
This course is targeted to all mental health and health clinicians, educators and administrators, researchers and others interested in the development and treatment of school-aged children and adolescents.