Tiny home village for homeless youth in Oakland / Berkeley. Way to go @YouthSpiritArts Sally and team at #YSA. Thank you for making community better and for giving young people a chance to give back.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Equity, and Social Responsibility (by CASEL)
Suicide Prevention by NASP
Suicide Prevention during COVID / Distance Learning
SEL Guiding Principles
Distinctions of Equity by Zaretta Hammond
Social Justice Standards by Teaching Tolerance
Mindfulness, in-the-moment awareness, and being “present,” goes hand-in-hand with being authentic, mental health and wellness. See link to article in Flipboard magazine SEL.
#Trauma-#Informed #DeEscalation #Angry and #Aggressive #Teens: From Wogan #Training / #Professional #Development:
– Safety1: Don’t block a kid’s path or put your arm out to stop a student from leaving a classroom. No “hip checks.”
– Safety2: Kid’s escalate quickly, go the opposite direction – slow things down, time is your friend for proximity, distance & safe space.
– Safety3: pause for the call, don’t be alone.
– Safety4: Avoid command language such as “You need to… I need you to…” vs. – “It’s time to… + Ask Questions; engage the frontal lobes. “What happened? Are you ready to…?
– Safety5: Rehearse Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Know your role and what you’ll do ahead of time, so you can #respond vs. #react.
Children and teens, especially young girls, are attempting and thinking about suicide far more often than they were a decade ago.
See article in TIME MAGAZINE:
Reach Out. Ask.
Connect that Friend or Family Member with Support.
You’re not alone.
Tel #: :1-800-273-8255
Online Chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
More children are showing up in U.S. emergency rooms in the throes of a mental health crisis, researchers found. Black and Hispanic kids, in particular.
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/more-kids-are-showing-ers-mental-health-crises-n930506
Mental Health at Work is important for all of us. Shout out to Prince William, link below.
Staff Wellness Program operates out of the Wellness Center.
Positive work environment, appreciation, climate, diversity, breaks & celebration, culture, equity, gender respect, shared vision, meeting in circles, Wellness Center, “work friends” with inclusiveness.
“Package of 5 Wellness Model”
We avoid the simple solutions. We try not to say “If we could just…” because that reinforces a consumer mentality. What’s your Fave 5 when it comes to mental health and work wellness? Five (5) things, when combined together, make a big difference in our own health and wellness.
“Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly.”
Make this 1/5 of your approach to lower anxiety? Don’t let need for perfection get in the way of doing something okay the first time, kinda okay the next three times, then working toward doing it well.
“Don’t always believe what you think.” Positive thinking, and behavior, takes practice. We’re carving new neuro-pathways.
The younger the client, the more therapy is interactive. The first time we do something, or talk openly about how we feel, it may feel awkward. The 19th time will come much easier.
Adonal Foyl writes about the Mental Aspects of The Game.
Why Wellness in Schools?
SCHOOL WELLNESS CENTERS are a powerful investment in the health and
academic potential of children and adolescents. They provide access to caring
adults and services such as primary care, counseling, mentoring, and peer-to-peer
support. School Wellness Centers support teachers by assisting children and
adolescents to thrive in the classroom and beyond!
SCHOOL WELLNESS CENTERS provide access to free health care,
behavioral health services, and positive youth activities in a location that is fun,
safe, and convenient – at school. Parent University is one of the many great
programs that are offered at School Wellness Centers.
SCHOOL WELLNESS CENTERS contribute directly to school and Mt. Diablo
Unified School District goals under LCAP, such as improved rates of attendance,
support for special populations, and parent and guardian engagement. School
administrators, teachers, and support staff work together to improve social,
emotional, and behavioral health. School Wellness Centers bring people
together with a shared vision for equity and the healthy development of children.
They also provide a platform for inter-agency collaboration, making resources
from the community accessible to children and families in the school setting.
See more at: UCLA SMHP
For more information about School Wellness Centers, please contact:
James Jedai Wogan, MFT, LCSW, PPSC
Administrator, School Linked Services
Student Services Department, Mt. Diablo Unified
I-Message / Text: 925.250.5500