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Go-To Educator Training - Alberta Mental Health Literacy Project

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Facilitator(s): Michele Jones
Date:May 10, 2018
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 18-MH-306

Target Audience

Teachers, Administrators, Support Staff, Inclusive Learning Teachers, District Leaders, Educational/Instructional Assistants

About this learning opportunity

A "Go-To Educator" is any adult in a school that students turn to in a time of need. This one day training educates teachers or staff to better identify students with mental health disorders and how to respond. The session addresses the importance of maintaining mental wellness and features a stigma reduction component. Trainings can be hosted at your school, which allow a school staff to be trained at the same time. There are currently over 3,000 school-based professionals in Alberta that have attended the Go-To Educator Session.

Topics include:

  • The Brain: understanding Mental Health & Mental Illness
  • The Causes of Mental Disorders
  • Stigma
  • Introduction to Common Mental Disorders such as Anxiety, ADHD, Depression etc.
  • Identification, Triage and Ongoing Support in a School Based Setting
  • Discussion About Teaching Strategies
  • Talking to Parents

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Michele Jones has been an educator for over 20 years.  Prior to joining the consortium, she worked as an instructional coach with Blackgold Regional Schools. Michele has her masters in Educational Leadership. She has a wide variety of teaching experiences, teaching multiple subjects across multiple grades.  She has been a champion of the Comprehensive School Health Framework since 2008.  Michele is an experienced leader in professional learning of school, district and provincially based opportunities.  The past year Michele was the Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation Lead Consultant for ERLC.

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