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ELIMINATING

BARRIERS
TO
LEARNING


AN APPROACH FOR TRAINING
EDUCATORS TO SUPPORT EARLY
STUDENT WELLNESS


MONICA
NEPOMUCENO / CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

MICHAEL LOMBARDO / PLACER COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION

HOLLY DAVISON / CALIFORNIA NAMI

CALIFORNIA K
-
12
STUDENT MENTAL
HEALTH INITIATIVE

PRESENTATION
AGENDA

1.
Why School Wellness Should Be A Priority

2.
EBL Universal Approach to School Wellness

Five Modules

3.
Kognito

At
-
Risk Simulations

4.
Student and Family Voice (A Model of Collaboration)

5.
Access to
Resources

6.
Interactive / Questions






Three Take
-
Aways

from Todays Conversation

1.
The Reasons for Prioritizing School Wide Mental Wellness

2.
Reducing Stigma & Increasing Awareness

3.
Essential Collaboration

WHY IS SCHOOL CLIMATE /

SCHOOL WELLNESS IMPORTANT?

What is your greatest priority?

Attendance

Family/
Home
Concerns

Student
Mental
Health

Abuse and
Neglect

Peer
Relations

Bullying

WHY FOCUS ON
STUDENT WELLNESS?

Mental Wellness

Prevalence of Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders


½ of Lifetime cases of Mental Disorders Begin by Age 14


20% of Children Identified with Mental Disorders Receive Treatment


21% of 9
-
17 Year Olds Have a Diagnosable Mental or Addictive
Disorder


50% of Students 14 and Older Living with Mental Illness Dropout




WHY FOCUS ON
STUDENT WELLNESS?

Youth Mental Health and Academic Achievement



Only 32 percent of students with a serious mental illness
continue onto postsecondary education
.


High
school students who screen positive for psychosocial
dysfunction have three times the absentee and tardy rates of
students not identified with psychosocial dysfunction
.


Difficulties with academic work,4,5 social integration, adjustment
to school, behavior regulation, attention, and concentration may
be school
-
related signs of emerging or existing mental health
problems in youth.


WHY FOCUS ON
STUDENT
WELLNESS?

Bullying

Center for Disease Control



20% of Students Reported Being Bullied on School
Property


16% of Students Reported Being Bullied Electronically
During School


An estimated 30% of 6th to 10th graders in the United
States were Either a Bully, a Target of Bullying, or Both


2007
-
2008 school year, 25% of public schools reported
that bullying occurred among students on a daily or
weekly basis.

WHY FOCUS ON STUDENT
WELLNESS?





ABUSE & NEGLECT

“Secondary prevention of the effects of
adverse childhood experiences will first
require increased recognition of their
occurrence and second, an effective
understanding of the behavioral coping
devices that commonly are adopted to
reduce the emotional impact of these
experiences.”
acestudy.org

WHY FOCUS ON
STUDENT
WELLNESS?

Center for Social and Emotional Education;

Teachers College, Columbia University


Feeling safe


socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically


is a fundamental human need. Feeling safe in schools powerfully
promotes student learning and healthy development (Devine &
Cohen, 2007)


“the amount of connectedness experienced by the average
student appears to consistently contribute to predicting his or her
likelihood of aggression and victimization despite variations in
school climate” (Wilson, 2004, p. 1).


Schools in which rules are effectively enforced (i.e. better
discipline management) have lower rates of student victimization
and student delinquency (
Gottfredson
,
Gottfredson
, Payne, &
Gottfredson
, 2005).

CHANGE

YOUR VIEW

“EBL” UNIVERSAL SUPPORT FOR
IMPROVING SCHOOL WELLNESS


Provides strategies, resources, and training in
psychological and mental health issues, including coping
with tragedy, crisis intervention and prevention, school
psychology and suicide prevention.


Mental Illness affects
learning


Stigma creates barriers to getting help


Teachers and school staff can help remove barriers


Benefits for schools, classrooms, students
:


Increased Wellness


Higher academic achievement


Lower absenteeism


Fewer behavioral problems


WHAT IS THE
TRAINING ?


Eliminating Barriers to Learning Curriculum
Substance
Abuse and Mental Health
Administration (SAMSHA)


Training Teams


Practice Simulation


Family & Youth Voice


Resources



FIVE MODULES

Eliminating Barriers for Learning: The Foundation

Social
-
emotional development, stigma, and discrimination


Infusing Cultural Competence into Mental Wellness Initiatives

Practical considerations for the classroom and campus


Social
-
Emotional
Development, Mental Health, and Learning

Overview of disorders, effects on learning, and risk factors


Making Help Accessible to Students and Families

Formulate a plan to help students with mental health needs


Strategies To Promote a Positive Classroom Climate

Create a climate that promotes learning and mental health

Create a formal action plan for promoting mental health wellness


TRAINING TEAMS

Reflect the School Environment

Secretary

Yard
Duty

Janitor

Parents


Administrator

Teaching
Staff

Nurse

School Counselor


KOGNITO

AT
-
RISK
SIMULATION

FAMILY AND YOUTH VOICE
NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS


Largest grass roots mental health
organization



67
Affiliates and 19,000 members in California made up of family

members and individuals with mental health
conditions



About
75% Affiliates completely volunteer run



Lived experience is key in the success of our organization and
programs



Mission: We advocate for lives of quality and respect, without

discrimination and stigma, for all our constituents. We provide
leadership
in
advocacy, legislation, policy development,
education and support throughout California.


FAMILY AND YOUTH VOICE


Although 50% exhibit symptoms by age
14, the average delay between onset of
symptoms and receiving treatment is 10
years



Studies show that stigma is the

greatest barrier to individuals

receiving treatment and achieving

recovery



The majority of individuals who

receive
treatment early recover

completely



Prevention and early intervention are key

in
helping
students
avoid serious mental
illness



FAMILY AND YOUTH VOICE



Prevention
and Early Intervention

(PEI)
Program


Students
learn signs and symptoms

of
various mental
illnesses


Provides students with
ideas about

how
to help themselves, friends or

family
members in need of
support


Includes personal
testimony from a
young adult
living with a mental
health
condition
about their journey to
recovery


Engages students through Q/A session


ETS reduces stigma through:

o
Education


provide accurate information about mental illness to promote

understanding and dispel myths

o
Personal contact


provide a human face to mental illness and hope that

recovery
is possible



FAMILY AND YOUTH VOICE

Educational ETS PowerPoint Includes:



Statistics on student and young adult mental health and recovery



Descriptions and signs/symptoms of mental illness:


ADD/ADHD


Bipolar


Anxiety


Panic Disorder


OCD


Schizophrenia



Videos from youth with mental health conditions



For each mental illness, relatable celebrities who have the condition are
listed


Information on recovery and coping strategies


How to seek help
-
for self or for a friend


FAMILY AND YOUTH VOICE

What NAMI California Affiliates Bring
to EBL Trainings:




Overview of Ending the Silence, a
mental health education and
stigma
-
reduction program



Information on how to bring ETS
to their school




Direct contact through youth voice



Lived Experience



Local education, support and
stigma
-
reduction resources


FAMILY AND YOUTH VOICE

Advantages of Schools Collaborating with NAMI


All NAMI programs are provided at no cost to participants



Simple and easy process for implementing programs on campus



NAMI Members and volunteers have the lived experience

o
Personal stories provide direct contact which is the most effective

form of stigma reduction



RESOURCES FOR
SCHOOLS

CalMHSA

Student Mental Health Initiative

http://calmhsa.org/programs/student
-
mental
-
health
-
initiative
-
smhi
/


Student
Mental Health
Clearinghouse

http
://www.regionalk12smhi.org
/


School
Mental Health Project

http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu
/


NAMI California

http://
www.namicalifornia.org/


CDE Mental Health Resource

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/cg/mh
/


Network
of
Care

http
://
www.networkofcare.org/splash.aspx




INTERACTIVE

1.
What steps can I take in my community to improve
S
chool Wellness?

2.
Who can I partner with for greater collaboration with
schools?

3.
What natural
r
esources, community
r
esources, or local
s
upports are available?

Questions????

CONTACT
INFORMATION

Michael Lombardo

Placer County Office of Education

mlombardo@placercoe.k12.ca.us


530.745.1493

Holly Davison

NAMI California

holly.davison@namicalifornia.org



916.567.0163

Monica

Nepomuceno

California

Department of Education

mnepomuceno@cde.ca.gov

916.323.2212

Sponsored by the California Department of Education (CDE), Coordinated Student Support and Adult Education
Division, and the Placer County Office of Education, Educational Services Department. This training is made
possible through funding from the California Mental Health Services Authority (
CalMHSA
) through the Statewide
Kindergarten to Twelfth Grade Student Mental Health Program sole source contract with the CDE. The
CalMHSA

is
an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and
communities.
CalMHSA

operates services and education programs on a statewide, regional and local basis. Original
funding made possible from the Mental Health Services Act of 2004.