Promoting Mental Wellness in BC School Communities
The 7th annual Summer Institute is a two-day event that will bring together teachers, school counselors, school support staff, school administrators, district staff, health professionals, parents, students and school community partners from across BC to exchange knowledge and ideas about improving mental wellness in school communities.
Key areas of focus for this year’s event include:
- Supporting implementation of the new BC school curriculum in relation to mental health and well-being
- Fostering school connectedness in classrooms and school communities
- Supporting students experiencing mental health and substance use challenges in classrooms or schools
- Creating school-community partnerships to support student mental health and well-being
The event will feature keynote presentations on the renewed BC curriculum from Maureen Dockendorf, Superintendent of Early Years, Ministry of Education and Provincial Office of the Early Years (MCFD) and on trauma-informed practice in the school setting from Lorraine Grieves, Provincial Program Director, Trans Care BC.
You can find more information about the event here.