On the eve of Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct 1-7) ETFO is announcing the release of a free, online resource for educators called Everyday Mental Health Classroom Resource. The resource can be accessed at: smh-assist.ca/emhc .
This resource has been co-developed by School Mental Health ASSIST and ETFO over the past two years.
It has been designed to provide K – 8 educators with evidence-based strategies to help develop the social and emotional learning skills of students in the following areas:
– Stress Management and Coping Skills;
– Emotion Identification Skills;
– Positive Motivation Skills;
– Relationship Skills;
– Self Confidence and Identity Skills; and
– Executive Functioning Skills.
These activities were informed by ETFO members and field tested by ETFO members. In addition ETFO members were involved in a research project to determine the efficacy of the activities.
We would like to thank the many ETFO members who participated in the development of this resource.