September 20, 2017
1:30 pm to 2:30 pmAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
School Community Wellness: The Positive Mental Health Toolkit
About the Session:
The newly-revised Positive Mental Health Toolkit developed by the Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health (JCSH) presents a whole of school approach to individual well-being and healthy relationships within the school environment. The toolkit frames student and staff connectedness, autonomy support, and competency within a comprehensive school approach, applying evidence-based research and theory in practical and useful formats. The toolkit is a free e-Book, available in English and French in five distinct but interconnected modules.
Katherine Eberl Kelly was appointed Executive Director of the Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health (JCSH) in 2010. She has held a variety of senior-level positions in the health and education systems including CEO of a Regional Health Authority. She has an M.Ed. in Leadership and Learning from UPEI.
Susan Hornby is Senior Advisor of the Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health (JCSH). A former parole officer with Correctional Service of Canada, she has also held a number of writing and editing positions. She has a Master in Applied Health Services Research (MAHSR) from UPEI.
Creating a Less Stressed Nation One Child at a Time
About the Session:
Kids Have Stress Too! (Preschool to Grade 3), and Stress Lessons (Grades 4-High School) are very practical, evidence-based, evaluated, curriculum-linked programs delivered nationally and developed by The Psychology Foundation of Canada. Parents, caregivers, and educators will learn ways to manage stress and anxiety in themselves and children during this interactive workshop with resiliency at its core. This workshop uses a variety of learning opportunities with video, presentation, self-reflection and discussion in small groups. With this style, it becomes very relevant to each individual and the material they can take away to their home, school or community environments. Participants will leave with practical strategies and increased knowledge about stress management and the ability to apply it in their school, personal and community lives and with the children they interact.
Anne Murray has worked with The Psychology Foundation of Canada for over 20 years delivering the Kids Have Stress Too! Program and has been instrumental in its evolution addressing stress management needs in Preschool to High School. Her passion for the mental health of children has been enhanced with parenting three sons and being actively involved in the community.