SMH Support Staff Certification Program

Schools are working with countless young people on a daily basis that are coming in with complex mental health and trauma needs.  This certification program will provide participants with basic information regarding mental illnesses, trauma, suicide prevention, reducing undesired student behaviors, and self-care for support staff.  It is designed for support staff working with students in schools such as, but not limited to, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, nutrition cafeteria staff, administrative assistants, before and after school program staff, and the list goes on.

 

Each course is designed to be completed in 2-3 hours and while each class can be taken individually all five courses are required for certification. There are no refunds and the complete certification program is deeply discounted versus purchasing each course individually. Once you purchase a single course if you decide to later do the entire certification program we cannot retroactively give you the deep discount.

  • SMH for Support Staff Certification Program

    Receive a certification in school mental health as a school support staff employee by taking five courses including: Basic School Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, Trauma Informed Cared, Reducing Undesired Student Behaviors, and Self-Care.

  • Basic School Mental Health Literacy for Support Staff

    Participants in this course will get a basic introduction to what mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, and ADHD may look like in schools and strategies for effectively working with students. 

  • Suicide Prevention for Support Staff

    Participants in this course will get a basic introduction to suicide prevention including warning signs, what to do, and myths versus facts. 

  • Trauma-Informed Care for Support Staff

    Participants in this course will get a basic introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), the impact of toxic stress on the brain, resiliency, and how to effectively work with children that have been exposed to childhood trauma. 

  • Reducing Undesired Student Behaviors for Support Staff

    Participants in this course will get a basic introduction to preventative strategies, de-escalation techniques, and response strategies to effectively reduce undesired student behaviors. 

  • Self-Care for Support Staff

    Participants in this course will get a basic introduction to how stress impacts their own brain functioning, strategies for reducing stress, and how to take care of themselves to better be able to take care of those around them.

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