Findings from the field test suggest that use of the Everyday Mental Health Classroom Resource is associated with positive change in educator knowledge and comfort with mental health in the classroom, and with perceptions of classroom climate and student social-emotional skill building. Qualitative data from focus groups indicates that the resource is deemed to be helpful, feasible, and valued by educators. Some comments about perceived benefits are captured in the videos below.
Paul Oberoi, an elementary educator, talks about three practices he implemented and their results.
Further benefits of the Everyday Mental Health Classroom Resource that were noticed by Paul Oberoi.
While the field-test data is encouraging, more study is needed to learn about the impact of this resource. School Mental Health ASSIST will continue to evaluate this resource using continuous quality improvement cycles and more formal research designs. If you are interested in getting involved in the research, please contact us!
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