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Rising Risk: K-6 Mental Health

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Event Details

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.

Learning Objectives:

After viewing this webinar you will be able to:

  1. 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
  2. Access and implement tools and strategies for capturing student voice and creating whole child interventions to meet student needs
  3. Share evidence-based, developmentally appropriate suicide reduction resources
  4. 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 

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