Tag: School Mental Health: Beacons of Hope

Mental Health Education: The Power of Programs with Impact

Erika’s Lighthouse Core Value Series Part 1: Classroom Education Do you think students would benefit from depression and mental health education in your community? According to the Pew Research Center, the number of teens experiencing depression has increased by 59% between 2007 and 2017. There is a growing need for depression education and suicide awareness […]

Join Us On Our Journey

Erika’s Lighthouse is proud to announce a change to our programs for the 2021-22 School Year. Our Program Realignment initiative will create more integration between our programs to maximize efficiency and effectiveness that supports real cultural change in schools. We are shifting our programming to be more aligned, more integrated and more comprehensive. We are […]

Expand, Empower, Engage

Introducing realigned classroom education and a new level of programming… In early 2020, Erika’s Lighthouse published our new strategic plan: Vision 2025: Expand, Empower, Engage. We are thrilled to demonstrate how we are fulfilling our ambitious vision – starting with our classroom education programs. Realigned Efforts The Erika’s Lighthouse team first focused on improving accessibility, […]

Ep 8: Mental Health Education in Diverse Districts

Rachel Winsten, K-12 Health Education, Physical Education, Driver’s Ed and the Junior ROTC with Brevard Public Schools in Florida, joins to discuss mental health education and programming in diverse districts, the importance of representation, empowerment and collaboration. About Rachel Rachel Winsten has been a health and physical education teacher for over 20 years. She received […]

Ep 7: The Changing Role of School Counselors Around Mental Health

Kirsten Perry, SEL Specialist with Chicago Public Schools and the President of the Illinois School Counselors Association, discusses the evolving role of school counselors in addressing student mental health. Following the ASCA model, school counselors are taking a larger role in Social-Emotional Learning and being more proactive in student development. About Kirsten Kirsten Perry is […]