– Virgina Satir (from Big Life Journal)
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible.
This week is Children’s Mental Health Week in the province of Ontario. At Access Learning, our students’ mental health is our number one priority. We are continually learning so that we can provide welcoming, safe, and engaging learning experiences for our students.
In honour of Mental Health Week, we have put together a set of resources that offer authentic and tangible information with regards to children’s mental health, many of which we have used ourselves.
We hope that you or your family may find some useful and engaging content in the list below.
Maaike Canrinus, clinical psychologist – http://www.barriekidspsych.com/
Christina Orfanakos, Mind Over Matter Counselling, Coaching, and Consulting – https://mindovermatters.ca/
New Path Youth and Family Services – https://newpath.ca/
Barrie and Community Family Health Team – https://barriefht.ca/mental-health/
Books to Read with Your Kids
Books with Practical Strategies for Learning and Behaviour
Programs and Training for Educators
- Mental Health Issues in the Classroom Certificate, Wilfrid Laurier University – https://www.wlu.ca/professional-development/office-of-professional-development/mental-health-issues-in-the-classroom/index.html
- Mental Health & High School Curriculum Guide Training, TeenMentalHealth.org – http://teenmentalhealth.org/care/educators/school-mental-health-training-programs/
- ABCs of of Mental Health – Resources for Teachers, Children’s Mental Health Ontario – https://www.cmho.org/education-resources/teacher-resources
- Understood.org – https://www.understood.org/en
- Children’s Mental Health Ontario – https://www.cmho.org/
- NorthSimcoeMuskokaHealthline.ca – https://www.nsmhealthline.ca/index.aspx