Human Trafficking Awareness Month Webinar Series : Join us each week as we explore a new thread within the K-12 Child Trafficking Prevention Education Guides. We will also highlight districts, and how they are helping to create Child Trafficking Free Zones in our Florida schools.
Sanford Harmony Free, on demand, professional development modules
Sandford Inspire: Free Professional Development Course and Webinars
School Connect: Teacher Preparation Guides
Morning Circle: Connecting with kids each day 1/27/21 5:30-6:00 pm EST
Class Meetings: Developing Student Voice and Problem-Solving Skills in a Caring School Community 2/25/21 5:30-6:00 pm EST
Insights from Caring School Community Leaders 3/24/21 5:30-6:00 pm EST
Spotlight on Middle School Advisory: Creating School Communities 4/29/21 5:30-6:00 pm EST
Integrating SEL and Discipline 5/19/21 5:30-6:00 pm EST
Anxiety has crept its way into our lives, and now more than ever, we see anxiety in teaching. In layman's terms, 'anxiety' refers to a combination of uncertainty, overwhelming thoughts, fear, and/or pain. It prevents someone from giving their best and can hinder them from performing their duties.
Educators have realized that anxiety is no stranger to the virtual teaching domain. As we address and understand the problem's meaning, let's look at some of the best practices to reduce and avoid anxiety as a virtual instructor. Click on the title to learn more!
Kognito-Florida School Personnel Mental Health Awareness Training. Free self-paced modules for:
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHD), and eating disorders. Search Leon LEADS for current offerings.
SB 7026: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act mandated that all school personnel within his or her school district receive youth mental health awareness and assistance training.
The Florida Department of Education selected Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) as the approved training program for Florida school district personnel.
This course is recommended for all Instructional and non-instructional school level personnel. There are three different learning options available for participation in this course. Please see the following description to select the learning option that is most appropriate for you.
Three Learning Options
First Aiders will complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course at least 5 days prior to participating in a 4-hour, Instructor-led videoconference via Zoom. Participants are required to have a working camera and microphone; cameras must remain on throughout the designated times of the course.
First Aiders will complete a 2-hour, self-paced online course, at least 5 days prior to participating in a 4-hour, Instructor-led in-person course.
First Aiders will receive their training as a 6.5-hour Instructor-led in-person course.
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COURSE #: 23951
ACT on FACTS: 2-hour online training. FREE.
At Risk for Middle School Educators: 2-hour (with Group Discussion Guide) online, simulation-based professional development program. Online program must be supplemented with Group Discussion Guide. Available to Florida Educators at https://florida.kognito.com.
Recognizing and Prevention Self-Harm of Self and Others During Online Learning: 1-hour online training. FREE.
Jason Foundation: Module 2 and Module 5 of The Jason Foundation Staff Developmet Modules has been developed to meet a two-hour continuing education requirement for suicide awareness and prevention program.
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