Invitation from the Centre for School-Based Mental Health

The Centre for School-Based Mental Health
presents

Interconnecting School Mental Health and School-wide Positive Behavior Support

Thursday, February 6
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Community Room  (1139)
Faculty of Education
Western University

You are invited to a presentation and discussion with some wonderful researchers from the US,  talking about school-based mental health (in the US and Ontario), integrated systems of care, teacher education, and whole-school approaches for student well-being.

The Centre for School-Based Mental Health is inviting colleagues from across sectors, including health, municipal government, education, and community agencies, to this presentation and interactive discussion on Interconnecting School Mental Health and School-wide Positive Behavior Support. They are delighted to welcome Dr. Mark Weist (University of South Carolina), Dr. Dawn Anderson-Butcher (Ohio State University) and Dr. Karen Weston (Columbia College, Missouri), and Dr. Kathy Short (Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, Ontario Ministry of Education; Director of School Mental Health ASSIST) who will share their work and current research in schools in both the US and Canada, and lead a discussion about the possibilities for innovation, practice, and research.

Please let Susan Rodger, srodger2@uwo.ca know if you are planning to attend this session, to ensure there is a seat for you and enough coffee and muffins!

The Centre is also facilitating a day-long event for the teacher candidates on the topic of

Mental Health Literacy and Teacher Wellness

February 7, 2014

Taking place in the auditorium, the guests will give the morning keynote (9:30-11:15), to be followed by break out sessions (11:15-12:15) to facilitate conversations about child and youth mental health in the classroom and school. During the lunch break (12:15-1:15) there will be a Resource Fair in the gym, featuring booths from many agencies and organizations that support children and youth, and after lunch, Alan Leschied will moderate a panel that includes Paul Cook, Michelle Gilpin (Mental Health Lead for TVDSB), and a wonderful group of parents and youth with lived experience (1:15-2:30). Students will hear from these experts about how each of them can work in collaboration, to create a safe and healthy learning environment. The day will end with a talk about teacher wellness and coping with stress. Please feel invited to take part in any or all of it.

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