Classroom Mental Health

Administration and School LeadershipGuidance and Student Support ServicesHolistic Health
Full Day Workshop
9:00 AM, Thursday 13 Feb 2020 (6 hours 15 minutes)
Early Childhood Education - Pre K-KindergardenDivision 1 - Grades 1-3Division 2 - Grades 4-6Division 3 - Grades 7-9
Location : Crescent Heights High School - 309

Educators are often faced with very unique and challenging issues in the classroom. At any given time, an educator will have students dealing with a variety of issues including trauma, anger/aggression, anxiety, grief, depression, or self-harm – often these challenges are expressed as negative behaviour in the classroom.

This workshop will help you to decode behaviours, understand the signs of common psychological issues, and empower you with the tools to help bring your students to a place of connection and safety. Educators will leave with a toolbox of strategies to help children who are struggling with relationships in the classroom, anxiety, emotional regulation, depression and attention- based issues. Connection, co-regulation, respectful communication and resilience are central themes in helping you to create a classroom that is inclusive, safe, and deeply accepting of all students.


Discuss the role of attachment in creating safe classroom environments

Explore how physical classroom environments ( lighting, seating and decor) impact student success

Identify common psychological issues experienced by students

Connect “red flag behaviours” with deeper issues

Create a toolbox of strategies to help children struggling with anxiety, trauma, regulation, depression, attentional–based issues and relationships

Examine the efficacy of rewards and punishments

Discuss the importance of self-care for educators

Institute of Child Psychology


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