April 2014

Free CEA Workshop

Learn how to identify and address mental health issues to improve educational outcomes

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Attend CEA's Human & Civil Rights Commission workshop: Early Warning Signs: How Educators Can Identify and Address Students' Mental Health Issues to Improve Educational Outcomes.

The free event will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at the Sheraton South, Rocky Hill.

Teachers will hear about the critical research from Dr. Andrea M. Spencer, Dean of the School of Education at Pace University. Spencer will discuss her 2013 study, "Blind Spot: The Impact of Early Warning Signs on Children's Mental Health." The study was aimed at finding the types of developmental and social risk factors associated with behavioral and mental health problems in early adolescence, and what kind of services students get once they are identified as having mental health issues.

Drs. Lisa Namerow and Laura Saunders with Hartford Hospital's Institute of Living will discuss the common myths versus typical patterns of development for adolescent emotional health. They will focus on how depression and anxiety play a role in peer difficulties and substance use, and what warning signs educators should look for in their students.

Registration begins at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served.


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