Classroom Mental Health

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Classroom Mental Health

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Facilitator(s): Tania Johnson
Date:March 12, 2021
Time:9:00 am to 4:00 pm MDT
$65.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Course code: 21-MH-109-CARC

Target Audience


About this learning opportunity

Educators are often faced with very unique and challenging issues in the classroom. At any given time, an educator will have students dealing with a variety of issues including trauma,anger/aggression, anxiety, grief, depression, or self-harm – often these challenges are expressed as negative behaviour in the classroom.

This workshop will help you to decode behaviours, understand the signs of common psychological issues, and empower you with the tools to help bring your students to a place of connection and safety. Educators will leave with a toolbox of strategies to help children who are struggling with relationships in the classroom, anxiety, emotional regulation, depression and attention- based issues. Connection, co-regulation, respectful communication and resilience are central themes in helping you to create a classroom that is inclusive, safe, and deeply accepting of all students. We have presented this workshop to hundreds of educators and have kept a rolling toolbox of all the tools shared in this collaborative workshop. Join us to
share your ideas and to have access to this incredible toolbox!

‘Classroom Mental Health’ is intended to help educators to create a psychologically safe environment for students, but please note, it is not intended to replace the vital work of a Mental Health Professional.

• Discuss the role of attachment in creating safe classroom environments
• Explore how physical classroom environments (lighting, seating and decor) impact student success
• Identify common psychological issues experienced by students
• Connect “red flag behaviours” with deeper issues
• Create a toolbox of strategies to help children struggling with anxiety, regulation, depression, attentional – based issues and relationships
• Explore the Importance of Self-care for Educators

This session is being offered on a cost recovery basis.

About the facilitator(s)

Tania Johnson, co-founder of the Institute of Child Psychology, is a Registered Psychologist and a Registered Play Therapist. She completed her undergraduate studies in South-Africa before engaging in a one-year, full time internship in Chicago at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. In 2012, Tania received her Masters of Counselling from City University of Seattle.

During her Masters degree, she worked both on the front lines and as a counsellor with foster and adoptive families who faced a range of emotional, behavioural and cognitive challenges.

Since completing her degree, Tania has worked in a private practice setting with children, teens, adults and families. Her work is primarily from an attachment-based perspective. This means that she works with clients to explore how early relationships affect how we come to understand our self, other people and the world.