The SSPW Mental Health E-Learning page allows you to access modules, webinars, and other online professional development resources to help support the ongoing education of school staff on various topics such as: Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems, Trauma Sensitive Schools, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), School Wellness & Safety, and more.
NEW Online Learning Opportunities and Resources
Mental Health and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) NEW Resources Overview Webinar now available: In this webinar, learn about some new mental health and SEL resources. From the revised Mental Health Framework, to the Stigma Reduction Toolkit, Mental Health Literacy units, an SEL Roadmap, SEL Guiding Principles, DPI’s SEL Framework and Theory of Action, to various training and learning opportunities, DPI hopes to provide you with valuable tools to help you advance your wellness work with students, staff, families, and communities.
LGBTQ+ Youth in Crisis: Best Practices Webinar: LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other/questioning) students, and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students, and especially those students who live at the intersection of those identities, experience significant disparities compared to their peers. The latest national and state data show a mental health crisis as a result of a lack of support for these students. This session will include basic LGBTQ+ concepts, data, and best practices.
Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems
Trauma Sensitive Schools (TSS)
DPI’s TSS Online Professional Development System is a free, online, on-demand system geared towards school and district teams looking to enhance their system by infusing the guiding principles of trauma sensitive schools into all policies, programs, and practices. The TSS guiding principles are safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, empowerment, and cultural responsiveness. School teams can incorporate the work of TSS into work already being done by understanding TSS as a lens through which to enhance an equitable Multi-Level System of Support (MLSS).
The first modules in the series provide important information for all school staff in understanding the philosophy and principles of TSS, the prevalence and impact of trauma, and some considerations for shifting your mindset of how you view and respond to behaviors of others. Additional modules continue to examine specific policies and practices that can help guide work in schools once school staff have a basic understanding of trauma, its impacts, and the guiding principles. See the Introduction Video to the Trauma Sensitive Schools Professional Development System for more information.
Social & Emotional Learning
Making social and emotional learning (SEL) skills part of the learning equation helps children succeed in school and life. With social and emotional skills, children can manage their feelings, build healthy relationships, and navigate social environments. When adults are supported by good policies and training, children develop the skills needed to prepare them for the world. See the DPI's Social and Emotional Learning webpage for more information.