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Release Date: February 23, 2019
Expiration Date: February 23, 2022
This intermediate-level course provides a broad and comprehensive discussion of issues related to behaviroal and mental health in schools and presents strategies for prevention, intervention, assessment, and referrals. Emphasizing practical application, assessment, and treatment interventions, this course summarizes multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) and common mental health concerns in school settings, including behavioral, anxiety and depressive-related disorders, substance abuse, child abuse, trauma, and crisis intervention. These topics are explored in relation to multicultural, social justice, and developmental considerations. Family involvement and collaboration with outside service providers and systems is also addressed.
- Social Workers participating in this course will receive 4 (clinical) continuing education clock hours upon successful course completion. Accreditations
- Psychologists will receive 4 CE credits upon successfully completing this course. APA Approval
- Identify common concerns in school settings, spanning grades K-12.
- Recognize why Multi-Tiered Systems of Support are important to promote mental health in schools.
- Describe specific behavioral and mental health disorders for children that influence school
- Explain the different interventions used to address behavioral and mental health challenges in school-age populations.
- Describe trauma-informed assessment, practices, and therapeutic approaches in school-based
- Identify prevention and intervention strategies for crisis intervention.
Amy L. Cook, PhD is an assistant professor in the Counseling and School Psychology Department, College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She received a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut, Storrs. She has worked in urban schools and mental health agencies, providing counseling services to students and families. Her research interests focus on reducing inequalities in educational outcomes and promoting positive youth development through community-engaged research with youth in partner schools and organizations. She is committed to using scholarly research in a manner that advances shared collaboration and educational equity.
Laura A. Hayden, EdD, is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Counseling and School Psychology Department in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She received an EdD in Counseling Psychology from Boston University. She has worked in urban schools in both leadership and counseling capacities, supporting the socioemotional and academic development of all students. Her research interests encompass (1) the role of sport engagement in positive youth development in underserved areas, (2) the potential of systemic integration of physical activity and socioemotional development in schools, and (3) the neurological impact of sport and physical activity on cognitive processes, specifically academic processes, and how school systems can support students with sport-based traumatic brain injuries.
- Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.