Online SMH 

Courses

Please Pass the Love is excited to announce the launching of our Online School Mental Health Academy this summer! All courses are online and in a self-paced format. The courses are available for you to take for Drake credit, License Renewal, or audit unless otherwise specified.

School Mental Health Literacy


Schools are working with countless young people on a daily basis that are coming in with complex mental health and trauma needs. This course will provide participants with basic information regarding mental illnesses, trauma, and suicide prevention to increase cultural competent mental health literacy. The second portion of the course focuses on preventative and responsive strategies within a multi-tiered systems of support in classrooms and school buildings. Students will be asked to critically reflect and adapt their pedagogies as they learn, reflect and process new information through readings, activities, and discussions. This highly engaging class is designed to offer participants important information and requires meaningful application to their professional lives.

This course is presented in a modified, self-paced format. Participants are expected to access the course and post regularly (at least once a week) and make reasonable progress, but there are no due dates attached to individual assignments to provide flexibility and to better accommodate participants' busy schedules. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE END OF THE COURSE TO TRY TO COMPLETE EVERYTHING.
Register here starting September 1: http://reg.learningstream.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0006-0004-88375eaab80945c7b5749a955465ea01




Building Strong Student Relationships


Many times classroom climate development and relationship-building are folded into preservice teacher program courses focused on classroom management. The course title, classroom management, sends the message that power is important and children need to be managed. This course will challenge participants to reconceptualize how education views the relationship between students and staff as well as provide a framework for building relationships with students. Participants will have opportunity to workshop on their existing relationship systems as well as provided with resources to develop new strategies and approaches.
Course participants will be asked to critically reflect and adapt their pedagogies as they learn, reflect and process new information through readings, activities, and discussions. This highly engaging class is designed to offer participants important information and requires meaningful application to their professional lives.

This course is presented in a modified, self-paced format. Participants are expected to access the course and post regularly (at least once a week) and make reasonable progress, but there are no due dates attached to individual assignments to provide flexibility and to better accommodate participants' busy schedules. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE END OF THE COURSE TO TRY TO COMPLETE EVERYTHING. Register here starting September 1: http://reg.learningstream.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0006-0004-35211f09d4984cdab700330561f5a5af




Racial and Cultural Trauma


An abundance of research argues that perceived discrimination, racism, and stigma increase negative mental health outcomes. These negative outcomes may include experiences of anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. What do we do when schools are creating these experiences for students of color? This course takes a critical approach to understand and address how the role of schools in creating trauma for students before exploring strategies to improve school experiences for racially and culturally diverse students. Course participants will be asked to critically reflect and adapt their pedagogies as they learn, reflect and process new information through readings, activities, and discussions. This highly engaging class is designed to offer participants important information and requires meaningful application to their professional lives.

This course is presented in a modified, self-paced format. Participants are expected to access the course and post regularly (at least once a week) and make reasonable progress, but there are no due dates attached to individual assignments to provide flexibility and to better accommodate participants' busy schedules. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE END OF THE COURSE TO TRY TO COMPLETE EVERYTHING.
Register here starting September 1: http://reg.learningstream.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0006-0004-a9010e10c3dc4f8cb4ad48e1444912ad





Book Studies

We are excited to be launching a series of book studies  for adults working with students including teachers, administrators, para-professionals, school counselors, and many more. Dr. Jennifer Ulie-Wells will facilitate the much-needed conversations to meet student mental, emotional, and social needs using an intersectional lens.  The book studies are thought-provoking, challenging, and only for those that really want to do whatever it takes to meet student, staff, and family needs.  If you’re ready to be challenged and elevate your expertise, these are must-join opportunities. These can be taken for no-credit ($35) or for license renewal credit ($100). All book studies will start with a pre-recorded engagement class that will be emailed to you prior to the start of class.

​Check back for spring 2021!

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EMAIL: info@pleasepassthelove.org


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