Social and Emotional Learning
Consultants and advisors are available for you.
The Missouri Healthy Schools team includes experienced professionals who are available to answer your questions, provide training, and support your decision-making. Your consultants for Employee Well-being are:
Contact Project Manager Anna Trainer, MPH with general inquiries.
Downloads, webinars and videos
Suspected Suicide Attempts Increased for Adolescents and Young Adults During COVID-19
>> Main topics: A new CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Emergency Department Visits for Suspected Suicide Attempts Among Persons Aged 12–25 Years Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic—United States, January 2019–May 2021, found that adolescents and young adults aged 12–25 years had fewer emergency department (ED) visits for suspected suicide attempts early in the COVID-19 pandemic. However, ED visits increased by 39% among adolescents aged 12–17 years in winter 2021 (February 21–March 20, 2021) compared with the same time period in 2019.
>> Youth suicide prevention requires a comprehensive approach
>> Special Report from the CDC
>> Preventing adverse childhood experiences
>> Safe media reporting of suicide
>> Read more of the MMWR
>> Main topics: After the past year, families deserve (and need) a recharge! From your child finally getting to see family and friends to finding ways to refuel their passions…learning can be at the center. In fact, kids thrive when they feel connected to who they are learning with and what they are learning.
>> Get the readiness check here
Recorded Training Series: School Mental Health
>> Main topics: The MHTTC Network hosted an 8-part training series using the National School Mental Health Best Practices: Implementation Guidance Modules for States, Districts, and Schools. This resource was developed by the MHTTC Network in partnership with the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) and aims to help states, districts and schools advance comprehensive school mental health and engage in a planning process for implementation
CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control’s Adverse Childhood Experiences Prevention Strategy document
>> Main topics: This report reflects the results of the working group’s discussions and planning efforts and outlines specific goals and objectives for ACEs prevention and response in the Injury Center. The goals and objectives aim to prevent ACEs before they happen, identify those who have experienced ACEs, and respond using trauma-informed approaches in order to create the conditions for strong, thriving families and communities where all children and youth are free from harm and all people can achieve lifelong health and well-being. This report also serves to affirm our commitment to understanding and
addressing the social and structural inequities that put some children at greater risk for experiencing ACEs and that exacerbate the impact of those ACEs when they do occur.
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E-Learning Modules: Building Resilient Communities
>> Main topics: Gain a foundational understanding of trauma-informed educational practices and policies with these interactive digital learning modules.
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Kohl's Healthy at Home: Self-Care Summer Toolkit
>> Main topics: Inspire educators, parents, caregivers, youth professionals, and students to rest and reset with this creative resource from Kohl’s Healthy at Home.
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BTS Spark’s Summer Series of webinars
>> Main topics: Welcome to BTS Spark’s Summer Series of webinars. Three webinars to run over the summer, focusing on key issues relevant to education and educational leaders. This series will bring together leading voices, authors, school leaders, and BTS Spark Partners, to discuss, debate, and provide next steps and solutions to some of our most timely issues in education.
Webinar 1: Wellbeing
Webinar 2: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Webinar 3: Messy Leadership
Update Resources on Racial Equity in Public Policy
>> Main topics: Earlier this year, Voices for Healthy Kids, an initiative of the American Heart Association with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, released its updated edition of the Racial Equity in Public Policy Message Guide. The guide provides messages and tips to help advocates advance the conversation on racial equity, link racial inequity and structural racism to policy, and obtain specific racial equity language in policy.
We are pleased to share the updated resources section of the guide. This section includes a collection of articles, videos, and books focused on the impact of structural racism, tools to reflect on one’s own relationship with racism and efforts to advance racial equity, and more.
Save the date. Upcoming events.
Aug 12 - 1PM CST
Creating a Body Confident School Environment
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