PPTL Teen Mental Health Modules
At Please Pass the Love, we understand the dire need for more mental healthcare workers in order to meet the diverse and intersectional needs of Iowa youth. Because of this, PPTL has partnered with the Office of Latino Affairs and AEA Online Learning to create two online modules for high school students. Our goal for this pilot program is to increase access to mental health resources for high school students, as well as careers in the mental health field.
These modules are designed to be one hour long and completed asynchronously. The purpose of this project is for all high school students to get the same evidence-based information to better understand their own mental health, as well as what is possible in the mental health field. For now, we are starting small in a pilot stage, and hope to launch the program in 2023.
This pilot program is not a substitute for mental health or medical treatment.
Mental Health Basics
Explores the science behind mental health and how it affects our lives
Mental Health Disorders and Treatment
How to Help Friends
Careers in mental Health
Explores various professions within the mental health field
Degree-Seeking vs. Non-Degree Seeking Careers
Important Skills and Traits
These modules would not have been created without the contributions of many individuals involved in the development of this program. We are grateful to work with all of these wonderful people.
Ace Christiani | Student | Walnut Creek Campus
Amanda Khader | School Psychologist | Heartland AEA
Angelisa Fynaardt | Director of Special Education | Great Praire AEA
Dorothy Landon | School Psychologist | Heartland AEA
Estrella Tello-Price | Student | Bondurant-Farrar High School
Kathy Utterback | Social Worker | Great Praire AEA
Kolby Streeby | Youth Counselor & SOS Advisor | Ottumwa High School
Megan Curry | School Counselor | Waukee High School
Nicole Taylor | Social Emotional Behavioral health Lead | Heartland AEA
Rob Brookhart | Instructional Designer | Iowa AEA Online Learning
Shelli Blazic | Social Worker | Great Praire AEA
Sonia Reyes | Executive Officer | Office of Latino Affairs
Sunnycho Teeling | LMCH and Adjunct Professor | Interconnected Journey and University of Iowa