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Recognizing the Signs and Supporting Students with Mental Health Diagnoses Workshops

December 4, 2018 @ 12:00 am - December 11, 2018 @ 12:00 am


According to research, signs of mental health diagnoses can often be detected in the child and adolescent years ahead of the diagnosis. Unfortunately, 50% of students in need of mental health supports will not receive it. Additionally, 8-10 years is passing between the onset of mental health symptoms and receiving treatment. Mental health disorders can present in a variety of ways.

The Indiana School Mental Health Initiative at the Indiana Institute will host a series of workshops that will provide attendees with information on how to detect a need for mental health support by evaluating both internal and external signs. Case studies will be presented to better understand how to use that information to create supportive classrooms and meaningful connections with supportive services. Time will be spent building a process for assessment and intervention for supporting the mental health needs of students. Participants will be able to:

  • Identify common characteristics of most prevalent mental health disorders in youth and learn how to assess for student mental health needs
  • Develop practical classroom strategies to improve students’ emotional regulation and to foster meaningful relationships
  • Develop simple school-wide strategies aimed to improve overall school climate by encouraging healthy habits for emotional well-being
  • Understand how to better utilize community partners to support students in need

Registration fee is $90.00. Training dates and locations include:

December 4, 2018 – Evansville, Indiana
December 5, 2018 – Avon, Indiana
December 7, 2018 – Fort Wayne, Indiana
December 11, 2018 – East Chicago, Indiana

To register, click here. For workshop questions, contact Christy Gauss at jcgauss@indiana.edu or (812) 855-6508. Registration questions should be directed to Indiana University Conferences at 800-933-9330 or to Melissa at iuconfs@indiana.edu.


December 4, 2018 @ 12:00 am
December 11, 2018 @ 12:00 am