Prevention and Intervention for At-Risk Youth PK-12
This course provides classroom teachers with information about factors that contribute to risky behaviors with a focus on the ecology of children’s lives that includes the school, community and neighborhood environments that increase risk in PK-12. Family, school, and individual characteristics that provide a more prominent and direct influence on youth will be explored. Data on at-risk categories along with major treatment and prevention approaches are examined. Prevention strategies are presented that focus on family, school, peer groups, and the individual. (Required: 10 hours supervised or mentorship in the endorsement area).
Integrated Application of Wellness Education
Research shows that to be successful in adult life, students must master not only core academics (literacy, numeracy, etc.) but also social emotional skills and a mindset that embodies a good citizen (Bock, 2015). Socio-emotional functioning of students, a nonacademic component of schooling is inextricably intertwined with academic functioning. Immaculata University’s approved endorsement program in Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness PK-12 requires field experience of its students. This final course requires a culmination of 45 hours of field experience PK-12 (10 hours from each of the first 2 courses and 25 hours in integrated application of wellness with a portfolio of culminating supervisory or mentorship experiences.
Mental Health Literacy to Promote Positive Behaviors PK-12
This course seeks to inform teachers about the importance of mental health literacy in teaching students in PK-12. Mental Health issues include Substance Use and Abuse, STDs and Risky Behaviors, Youth Violence, Youth Suicide, Anxiety, Depression, Bullying, Child Abuse and Neglect, Coping with Emergencies and disasters, Attention Deficit (ADD/ADHD), Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia, and Affective Mood Disorders with goal toward understanding and compassionate care of youth engaged in these behaviors. (Required: 10 hours supervised or mentorship in the endorsement area).
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