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Supporting Youth Mental Health (On Demand) is a Course

Supporting Youth Mental Health (On Demand)

1 credit


Full course description


The percentage of adolescents who experience persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness has been on an upward trend over the last decade. In order to address these mental health challenges, increased support from schools, communities, and families is needed.

This on-demand webinar features panelists from Sandy Hook Promise sharing ideas for how educators might discuss mental health with students. Tips and additional resources are also be provided.


Principals, teachers, parents & caregivers, and mental health professionals

Learning Objectives

  • Describe key considerations for talking to youth about mental health

  • Participate in activities that contribute to positive mental health for staff and students

  • Understand what mental health resources are available


Jim Wise, LCSW, Director of SAVE Promise Clubs with Sandy Hook Promise

Alex French, Director of Research and Evaluation at Sandy Hook Promise

Michelle Castro, former Sandy Hook Promise School Advisory Board Member

Patty Mullins, Sandy Hook Promise School Advisory Council Member

Continuing Education Credit

This webinar is offered for an NCSS certificate of completion.

Planning Committee

Jim Wise, LCSW; Alex French; Michelle Castro; Patty Mullins; Erin Wyatt; Brent Allen Miller, MA, PMP


This project was supported by Cooperative Agreement No. 2019-YS-BX-K001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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