Building Social-Emotional Wellness Through Safe2Help Illinois’ and the Mental Health Toolkit
In the absence of a trusted adult, Safe2Help Illinois offers students a safe, confidential way in which to share information that might help prevent suicides, bullying, school violence or other threats to school safety. This program is not intended to suspend, expel, or punish students. Rather, the goal is to get students to “Seek Help Before Harm.” Safe2Help Illinois has developed a Mental Health Toolkit aimed at changing the culture in Illinois schools and after school settings while also providing the resources to help parents and educators reinforce the components of this program.
Join us for a two-part social emotional learning series around the Safe2Help Illinois Mental Health Toolkit. We will explore the ways to engage youth and help remove the stigma associated with mental health issues and provide activities which teach important foundational lessons such as the importance of being kind and empathetic as well as offer behavior support tools and tricks. The Safe2Help Illinois toolkit also provides resources to help parents and afterschool professionals reinforce the various components of school safety. This toolkit is available at no cost and provides resources for three grade bands – PreK – 4th grades, 5th – 8th grades, and 9th – 12th grades.
- Understand what Safe2Help Illinois is and how the program components can help the youth afterschool professionals serve.
- Understand the resources available for afterschool professionals to support social, emotional, and behavioral health of youth.
In order to receive the training certificate, you must attend both sessions. Other session is January 25, 2023
Intended Audience: Front-line, Emergent and Seasoned Professionals
Cost - FREE
IAN Trainer - Samantha Kanish, School Safety Policy Advisor, Safe2Help Illinois, Illinois Emergency Management Agency
IAN Parent Facilitator -