BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Oct. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Suicide is the leading cause of death among 10-19-year-old adolescents. This crisis is forcing school districts to become more proactive in monitoring student mental health in order to support and provide services for students in need. Education experts recommend that schools ensure the wellbeing of the "whole child," often looking to curriculums focused on social emotional learning to teach students skills they can use to moderate and manage their own behavior, treat others with understanding, and develop persistence and resilience in the face of their personal challenges
On Thursday, October 10 at 6 p.m. EST, a panel of adolescent mental health and K-12 education and technology experts will present an informative, free webinar on "Addressing the Crisis in Adolescent Mental Health: How Districts Can Identify and Support Struggling Students." The webinar – hosted by Gaggle – will focus on the research behind understanding and responding to this growing crisis, what is causing these mental health issues in adolescents, and the ways two districts in Texas and Idaho have addressed these problems.
K-12 Market Specialist and Writer Annie Galvin Teich will lead the webinar, guiding the discussion and ensuring valuable insights from all panelists – comprised of Dr. Lisa Strohman, Kathleen Tuck, and Dr. Melissa Williams-Scott, experts in adolescent mental health and K-12 education and technology. Dr. Lisa Strohman is a clinical psychologist, author, public speaker, and the founder and director of Digital Citizen Academy. Dr. Strohman established Digital Citizen Academy to proactively prevent and educate students, educators, and parents on the issues resulting from technology use and misuse. Kathleen Tuck oversees internal and external communications for the Nampa School District in Idaho, where she also serves as the community relations liaison. She has over 20 years of communications experience in both K-12 and higher education. Dr. Melissa Williams-Scott is a 25-year educator who now acts as executive director of information systems for the Dickinson Independent School District in Texas.
Gaggle has just released a new white paper highlighting research that explains the increase in students' mental health crises. The paper is written to help school and district leaders create a framework for understanding the drivers in student wellbeing, to proactively address the increase in adolescent depression and suicide, and to expand services to support students in crisis. To read this timely white paper in its entirety, download here.
There is no cost to join the webinar, but registration is required. For more information go to: https://home.edweb.net/webinar/schoolsafety20191010/
WHAT: No-cost webinar for K-12 educators
- Dr. Lisa Strohman, Psychologist, Attorney, Author, and Mother
- Kathleen Tuck, Director of Communications/Community Relations, Nampa (ID) School District
- Dr. Melissa Williams-Scott, Executive Director of Information Systems, Dickinson (TX) ISD
- Hosted by Annie Galvin Teich, Writer, Editor, and K-12 Market Specialist
WHEN: Thursday, October 10 at 6 p.m. EST