Life Challenges: Social, Emotional, Developmental and Impacts

Life Challenges: Social, Emotional, Development, and Impacts of Trauma Research (Regional Training)
Posted on 11/04/2020
This pathway is an introduction to social emotional wellness and youth mental health concerns. It is no secret that children and teens who are resilient, possess a sense of self-worth, who like school, have friends, and feel connected to adults at home and at school, will perform better in school and in the world around them. Sometimes, however, mental health issues can affect how a student thinks, feels, and acts. This day will include information about the importance of connecting children to their school community and how to increase protective factors among youth. Educators also need to know the signs that indicate a child may be experiencing challenges such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and other mental health concerns. Equally important, specific tools and strategies needed to create positive learning climates that enhance social and academic achievement will be provided in this hands-on learning opportunity. Participants will also be presented with information about the elective courses listed below and will be supported in choosing those which best fit their teaching situations and/or areas of interest.

Required Courses

  • Life Challenge: Social, Emotional, Development and Impacts of Trauma
  • Understanding Grief and Loss with Children and Adolescence
  • Sexual Abuse Awareness Training: Understanding the Impacts

Elective Courses

Each elective course uniquely supports educators understanding of the social/emotional needs of children and provides specific strategies to support those needs. the following electives are recommended as part of this pathway:
  • How Does Your Engine Run? The Alert Program for Self-Regulation (Social/Emotional Supports)
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid (Social/Emotional Supports)
  • Self-Harming vs. Suicide: Understanding the Difference (Social/Emotional Supports)
  • Supporting and understanding Children from Adverse Backgrounds (Social/Emotional Supports)
  • Trauma, Toxic Stress and the Developing Brain (Social/Emotional Supports)
  • Managing Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, and Vicarious Trauma (Social/Emotional Supports)
  • Untapped Brilliance: Supporting Students with ADHD (Behavioral Supports)

Intended Audience

Paraprofessionals, general education teachers, special education teachers, site administrators, school psychologists, counselors, and clinicians

LCAP Priorities

  • Pupil Achievement
  • Pupil Engagement
  • School Climate

Tier 1 through Tier 3 Triangle