Beyond the media’s focus on symptoms and disorders, we are seeing a shift toward understanding that developing positive mental health is foundational to academic achievement, effective life skills, and overall well-being for all students. This book provides you with the research-based evidence, practical tools, and ready-to-use strategies to help create a culture of positive mental health in your classroom. It reveals how, by working together, teachers and the larger educational community can make a difference to a student’s mental health.
Educators have always been concerned with students’ well-being and healthy development. What is new is a recognition that we need to be
How can this resource help you? The goal is to provide you with the research-based evidence, tools, and strategies to help support students’ healthy development in practical and effective ways. It is difficult to overstate the difference a teacher, or a school, can make in a child’s or youth’s mental health — not through expensive or sophisticated interventions — but through compassion, inclusion, encouragement, and effective instruction.