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Student Mental Health Awareness Week in California is a week set aside to recognize the importance mental health plays in students’ lives, their experiences in school, and in their future. It also serves to remind us of the damage that can be done when mental health stigma exists. The California Association of School Counselors (CASC) is proud to sponsor California Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR-29) (Quirk-Silva) Student Mental Health Week and encourage Local Education agencies (LEAs) to use this week to draw attention to this very important issue.
Below is a toolkit of replicable resources and ideas to signify the week of May 8-12, 2023 as Student Mental Health Awareness Week in California. Below you will find such things as curriculum and lesson ideas, sample activities, handouts, professional development templates, suggested social media posts, and much more. We encourage you to plan and take definitive action during this week to bring awareness to the issues of children and adolescent mental health. This includes teaching, talking and learning more about why students’ mental health matters.
(Hashtag for this week is #CA4studentmentalhealth)
Student Mental Health Week gave us so much to celebrate! Districts and schools across California partaking in mental health activities with students, a fabulous Student Mental Health Summit, and affirmations from our State leaders on why mental health is so important for students.
We've compiled a video showcasing many of the wonderful photos we received and quotes from Assemblymembers and Senators on the week and what it means. Please enjoy!
This presentation is designed for school counselors to provide staff with information about mental health and mental illness. The difference between mental health & mental illness, warning signs of mental illness, ways to support students, and self-care strategies are explained and presented.
This presentation is designed as a tool for school counselors in providing teachers with basic information on mental health and mental illness. It concludes with ideas on how teachers can have guided conversations with students based on a Solution Focused Model.
This presentation is designed for school counselors to provide school-wide trauma-informed professional development to all staff. ACES scores, the impact of trauma, and practical ways to address trauma within the educational setting are explained and reviewed.
This presentation is designed to help school counselors provide parent education on supporting their child’s mental health and well-being. Included for each age level are relevant and timely statistics, risk versus protective factors, what role ACES scores and trauma plays in development, how to identify signs of declining mental health, and what parents can do to support their child at all stages of development. The presentation is customized for elementary school, middle school, and high school levels, and it is encouraged that counselors further customize their version to fit the unique needs of their student population.
Mentioned on slides 39-43 (red dots)
Here is an example of what we use when in person (3-5 dots per participant) or what we send to school sites after facilitating a PD.
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