MENTAL HEALTH IN SCHOOLS CONFERENCE
October 17-18, 2019
Region 19 Head Start Multipurpose Center
11670 Chito Samaniego Dr. El Paso, TX. 79936
The 2nd Annual Mental Health in Schools Regional Conference will provide educators, school administrators and school personnel with the most current information on some of the more common mental health conditions that students deal with as well as provide participants with strategies, resources, and tools that will improve their effectiveness in working with students who may be dealing with mental health conditions. Not only are we seeking to improve academic outcomes for these students, but we are also looking at ways to improve their social and emotional competencies as well.
The goal for the Mental Health in Schools Conference is to improve mental health literacy among educators
and school staff. Mental health literacy is defined as:
Understanding how to foster and maintain good mental health/wellness
Understanding mental disorders and their treatments
Understanding how to seek help effectively
Consider the following:
One in five children in the US has a mental health disorder.
50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14.
Approximately 50% of students age 14 and older with a mental illness drop out of high school.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents.
Given these sobering statistics, it is crucial that school personnel have a better understanding of the social, emotional, and mental health issues facing students in our region so that they can learn to become protective factors in their lives.
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