Mental Illness Awareness Week New ETFO Resource

On the  eve of Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct 1-7) ETFO is announcing the release of a free, online resource for educators called Everyday Mental Health Classroom Resource.  The resource can be accessed at:  smh-assist.ca/emhc .

This resource has been co-developed by School Mental Health ASSIST and ETFO over the past two years.

It has been designed to provide K – 8 educators with evidence-based strategies to help develop the social and emotional learning skills of students in the following areas:

–          Stress Management and Coping Skills;

–          Emotion Identification Skills;

–          Positive Motivation Skills;

–          Relationship Skills;

–          Self Confidence and Identity Skills; and

–          Executive Functioning Skills.

These activities were informed by ETFO members and field tested by ETFO members. In addition ETFO members were involved in a research project to determine the efficacy of the activities.

We would like to thank the many ETFO members who participated in the development of this resource. A memo with further information is posted in ETFO Secure in the September folder for Presidents.

We encourage you to advertise this resource with your members. A flyer advertising the resource is attached.

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Baldree at nbaldree@etfo.org.

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