The Jane Addams College of Social Work is pleased to announce the 2017 Training Series of their Training Institute for School Social Work Professionals:
Successful Strategies for Meeting Student’s Mental Health Needs
June 27, 2017
UIC Student Center East
750 S. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60607
Dr. Michael Lindsey of the Silver School of Social Work, New York University
According to research, approximately one in five youth living in the U.S. shows signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder. This means that in a school classroom of 25 students, five students may be struggling with issues of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma or neurological disorders such as ADHD. Many of these students (nearly 80%) who need mental health services will not get mental health treatment outside of school.
If untreated, these issues can lead to chronic absence, low achievement, disruptive behavior, bullying, or school dropout. Schools have an important role in identifying students in need of interventions and in guiding them toward academic success. School social workers and other school-based practitioners are vital in screening and diagnosing possible mental health concerns and providing clinical services to these youth.
This institute will offer the attendee effective strategies to utilize when working with these “at promise” youth from a strengths-based perspective.
Participants can earn 6.5 CEUs/ CPDUs’ for the day-long training.
Who should attend?
Everyone who works with children or youth: School Social Workers, Psychologists, Special Education and General Education Teachers, Social Service Agency Staff, Nurses, Early Childhood Professionals, as well as School Administrators.