Tag: education

Ep 2: Health Education and School Mental Health

Jess Lawrence, Director at Cairn Guidance, discusses the intersection between health education and school mental health. We cover how skills-based education can support student growth and success beyond a lesson, how the WSCC model can be implemented throughout the school and the future of health education. About Jess Jess Lawrence is an enthusiastic, energetic, extroverted […]

Meeting Educators to Meet Students

The world of education today is laser-focused on meeting students where they are at – promoting equity, using sensitive and trauma-informed approaches and recognizing the unique needs and challenges of each student. We applaud these efforts and support educators in ensuring every student is supported and set up for success. Yet, this focus does not […]

A Parent’s Handbook on Childhood and Teen Depression

Somewhere between 15 and 20 percent of our children and teens will suffer from at least one depressive episode before they reach adulthood. These episodes come in many forms—ranging from the child who doesn’t want to go to school to the teen who is constantly in a rage to the withdrawn child who barely speaks. […]

Change Is In The Air

Autumn has arrived. Where I live, you can see the leaves change color and feel the bittersweet chill in the air. My school community is focused on Octoberfest and all things pumpkin and pumpkin spice, apples, Halloween costumes, and candy. The schools are buzzing with fall sports – especially football and homecoming plans are being […]

Second Step and Erika’s Lighthouse – 2020-21 School Year Implementation

With the start of the 2020-21 school year, social emotional learning (SEL) and the topic of mental health are more important than ever for both students and educators. While Erika’s Lighthouse primarily offers classroom-based programs focusing on depression education, we have adapted to the needs of our school partners this year, have widened our net […]

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