As the leader of a K-5 classroom, you know more about your students throughout the year than anyone in the building (and sometimes even the parents). Your careful eye is crucial to the academic, social, and emotional development of your students – and you know when something is “off.”
Students who are struggling with mental health issues are often first identified through their behaviour, which, while developmentally appropriate, makes it hard to know how to respond effectively.
Join child/adolescent behavioural expert and former educator Cheryl Catron, M.Ed., LPCC-S, RPT-S, in this compelling recording that will transform your perception of and response to emotional and behaviour problems in your classroom, including:
Don’t miss this unique training that’s sure to have you furiously writing down notes, ideas, and plans to transform your approach with the students who need you the most. Purchase today!
|Manual - Mental Health Issues in the K-5 Classroom (59.5 MB)||112 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Cheryl Catron, MEd, LPCC-S, RPT-S, is a long-time educator and mental health clinician who has over 19 years serving students with a wide variety of academic and mental health needs. In her most recent role as a school-based mental health clinician, she provided therapy and support services for K-5 students with differing clinical issues including depression, anxiety, social skills, ADHD, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. In addition to this, Ms. Catron also served as a consultant for and collaborator with teachers, paraprofessionals and other school staff members. Drawing on her experience as a teacher, school counselor, and mental health clinician, Ms. Catron provided insightful guidance to develop and implement effective classroom-based strategies that facilitate improved behavioral and academic performance for students with a variety of needs including giftedness, learning disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disturbances.
Cheryl is licensed as both a Professional Clinical Counselor and Supervisor in the state of Ohio and a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor through The Association for Play Therapy. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Secondary Education and her Master of Education degree in School Counseling & Professional Counseling from Ohio University.
She and her husband have recently founded a nonprofit organization, Foothold International, that serves indigenous communities in Kenya, East Africa. Ms. Catron is collaborating with the local government to develop community mental health response systems as well as trauma sensitivity to their outreach programs. She provides mental health training to teachers, health workers, and law enforcement personnel.
Financial: Cheryl Catron is a supervisor and clinical consultant with Whole Life Counseling Services, LLC. She is the co-founder of Foothold International. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Cheryl has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Cheryl Catron has a family member who was diagnosed with juvenile bipolar disorder.
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K-5 Students with Mental Health Issues
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Depression & Mood Dysregulation
Trauma and Other Significant Life Events
Suicide, Self-Harm, and Bullying
Other School-Based Considerations
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