Rising Risk: K-6 Mental Health
Even before the challenges of the past few years, mental health concerns for elementary-age students were on the rise. Facing an increase in students’ suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression and stigma-based bullying, elementary school counselors naturally want to respond with the right research-informed approaches. Learn about the latest findings to inform a social justice-oriented, mental health informed elementary school counseling program, aligned with the ASCA Student Standards.
After viewing this webinar you will be able to:
- Discuss national research and statewide survey findings of K–6 school counselors on suicidal ideation, stigma-based bullying and centering student voice/mental health needs
- Access and implement tools and strategies for capturing student voice and creating whole child interventions to meet student needs
- Share evidence-based, developmentally appropriate suicide reduction resources
- Align elementary programs with the ASCA Student Standards: Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success
- Regina Brown, Centralia School District, Centralia, Wash.
- Diana Gruman, Associate Professor, School Counseling, Western Washington University
- Lucy Purgason, Assistant Professor, School Counseling, Oregon State University-Cascades