September 18, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:00 pmAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Students in the Classroom
About the Session:
This presentation will highlight the results of my research, which set out to strengthen the ability of educators to support youth with mental health difficulties in the classroom. Training on educator mental health literacy and effective communication skills for building healthy student-teacher relationships was provided to pre-service teachers during a 2-hour workshop. The results of this pilot study provide support for expanding this mental health literacy training to more pre-service and in-service educators.
Jenn Neufeld recently completed her M.A. in Counselling Psychology at the University of Ottawa. Her research focused on supporting youth mental health through educator mental health literacy and by promoting healthy student-teacher relationships. She’s also interested in the study of effective communication skills for building trusting student-teacher relationships.
How Can Comprehensive School Health Improve Student Achievement?
About the Session:
Student success is defined by more than academic outcomes. In this presentation, we show that a whole-child, whole-school approach to student health and well-being impacts student well- being outcomes and academic results. The JCSH commissioned and worked with Dr. John Freeman and his team at Queen’s University to develop a Core Indicators Model (CIM) of comprehensive school health (CSH) in building a culture of well-being and achievement in the lives of students.
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.