Become a Leader with Mental Health First Response Awareness - A Fully Online Program
Mental Health Matters is a symposium of timely topics and serial studies addressing current challenges and controversial aspects associated with the provision of Mental Health First Response in schools. Topics will include the current state of funding for new and existing programs, "The Big Picture" (understanding how state, federal and global objectives work together both today and tomorrow), legal challenges and potential pitfalls every educator should be aware of, the rise of social media and impact on mass communication, professional and peer development/impact, and much more!
- Assess how local, state and federal initiatives align with global mental health initiatives
- Evaluate current and future funding resources
- Demonstrate awareness of current events related to Mental Health First Response initiatives
- Summarize current legal challenges to the implementation of mental health prevention programs and practices currently taking place
- Evaluate "real life" scenarios from a fiscal, legal, ethical and personal standpoint
- Apply best practices in responding to potential mental health first response challenges
Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for K-12 educators, as well as other school professionals, such as school nurses, psychologists, counselors and administrators. Parents and school volunteers can also benefit from this program.
Course Materials: No text requirement
EDU-X791J, Introduction to Mental Health First Response is recommended, but not required, to be completed prior to taking this course.
Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series
- Mental Health First Response Certificate : Courses - Enroll in Individual Courses, or Earn a Certificate with Required Courses (11 Units)