A very simple workbook called "A parent's guide to supporting children's mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic". It is free. You need to go to otherlifelessons.com and put the "Fear to Hope" workbook in your shopping cart and check out. You will not be charged and you will be sent a link to download it. It is Canadian out of Ontario.
In this brief animation, Dr Russ Harris, author of the international best-seller The Happiness Trap, illustrates how to use ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to deal with the Corona crisis and the fear, anxiety and worry that goes with it.
To download a free FACE COVID eBook with a lot more information, click the link:
'FACE COVID' is a set of practical steps for responding effectively to the Corona crisis, using the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). It is an eBook by Dr. Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap.
Designed to assist in identifying strategies for calming emotions, the Virtual Calming Room offers a plethora of resources for children and families, links to smartphone applications, guided practice, and calming activities such as colouring, visual relaxation, yoga, etc. There is so much to choose from on this webpage.
As The Hawn Foundationâ??s signature educational initiative, MindUPâ?¢ is anchored in current research in cognitive neuroscience, evidence-based classroom pedagogy, best-practices mindful education, precepts of social and emotional learning (SEL), and guiding principles of positive psychology.
This website was created in order to assist young people to identify and understand mental distress they may be experiencing and to link them to sources of help that will enable them to learn skills and strategies to manage these problems. Being able to recognize early signs and finding ways to deal with them increases the chances of better long-term outcomes and positive mental health across the lifespan.
A self-guided, fully online, classroom ready, modular mental health curriculum resource.
Mental health literacy is the foundation for mental health promotion, prevention and care and can be successfully implemented through classroom based curriculum interventions that have been scientifically shown to improve mental health related outcomes for students and also for their teachers. A Canadian-developed, nationally and internationally-researched resource, the Guide – previously delivered only through face-to-face training – is now available online through this UBC-supported program. In this course, educators will learn how to apply this classroom-ready, web-based, modular mental health curriculum resource (the Guide) as well as upgrade their own mental health literacy. Educators can then use this curriculum resource in their schools to successfully address mental health related curriculum outcomes designed to be delivered by usual classroom teachers to students in grades 7 – 12.
Through a partnership with Faculties of Education from St. Francis Xavier University, Western University and University of British Columbia, TeenMentalHealth.Org has built a comprehensive mental health literacy learner resource for pre-service and practicing teachers.
This online modular-based resource will be accessible to all Faculties of Education to be used as a cohesive whole or subdivided and incorporated into existing courses, be presented face-to-face or entirely online, and be instructor-led or student-driven. Teachers and other educators who are currently in schools are also welcome to take the course.
An online resource outlining what Cyberbullying is along with resources for education, prevention, and intervention. School based staff can access a number of links that provide additional resources for addressing Cyberbullying.
Keeping your teen safe online is near the top of the worry list for parents today. Kids do everything online, from learning to socialising, gaming to shopping. For teens, learning how to recognise the risks and protect themselves is a life skill they’ll need for years to come.
This webpage from the Family Institute at Northwestern University explores the effects of social media on teenage girls. Researchers who studied data on more than 10,000 adolescents found frequent social media use disproportionately affects teen girls’ mental health more negatively than that of teen boys.
2015-2016 Handbook of Procedures is Now Available Online
Copies of the book will no longer be sent to schools. Please distribute this information to those in your school who regularly use the Handbook of Procedures.
Important changes of note:
The redesigned Provincial Scholarships Program will begin in the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.
New awards to be launched for graduates in the 2015/2016 school year are the BC Excellence Scholarship and the BC Achievement Scholarship.
The Passport to Education program is now fully phased out, and the GED program has been discontinued.
An online calendar of important dates related to Provincial Exams and Data Transfers is available at www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/calendar
Please ensure that your administrative staff are up-to-date with TRAX by subscribing to TRAX updates at http://lists.gov.bc.ca/mailman/listinfo/l_educ_trax_updates
If you have questions about the Handbook of Procedures, contact Melissa Horner, Manager, Graduation and Certification, at Melissa.Horner@gov.bc.ca.