This video resources highlights principles of the Breakthrough Series Collaborative methodology that support changes in schools, including involvement from stakeholders at multiple levels and a process of testing and adapting small changes to bring about sustainable and meaningful shifts in culture. This video also highlights key approaches such as developing administrative buy-in, engaging stakeholders (students, families, staff, and communities) at all levels, and utilizing a whole-school approach to meet the needs of all children, including those impacted by trauma.
This video resource highlights how this initiative used the Breakthrough Series Collaborative Change Framework to increase psychological safety while also supporting trauma-informed changes at the classroom and school level. This video explains important activities for creating sustainable change in schools, including using school peers to discuss students and trauma-informed changes, sharing ideas with peers at other schools, developing collaboration with district leadership, administration, and parents; increasing family engagement; and raising awareness of key issues such as disciplinary disproportionality.
This webinar provides information about mental health and suicide prevention resources and programs available through Each Mind Matters: California’s Mental Health Movement. Schools, county agencies and community based organizations provided tangible examples and lessons learned to bring back to your own communities. Specific areas covered include: Information about the Directing Change Program, including just released evaluation findings and tips to engage schools, youth and diverse communities; how Directing Change can support meeting the requirements of AB 2246; information about the Walk in our Shoes Program; Each Mind Matters – California’s Mental Health Movement and how youth can get involved; and an overview of resources available to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention.
This webinar will highlight multi-tiered innovations in school mental health during COVID-19, and present ideas for how to leverage the innovations to drive policy and practice.
“Didi Hirsch partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health-UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence to produce a three-part video series that provides suicide prevention information and resources for teachers working with students in online learning settings.
The growth of remote learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges in identifying students at risk of suicide. This “just in time” video series called “Suicide Prevention in a Virtual Classroom” features experts from Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center and provides teachers with clear guidelines, talking points and tools for recognizing and responding to warning signs in a virtual environment.”