A Pearson Academy India Workshop for School Professionals
Schooling is an important stage in any individual’s lifespan that often leaves a lasting impression on the individual’s personality, well-being and future academic or professional success. During school years, academic burden, parental expectation, family issues and peer pressure may result in the child or adolescent developing emotional problems. These problems may manifest themselves in the form of unhealthy coping mechanisms such as depression, anxiety or anger and negatively impact the child’s self-concept.
Assessing emotional well-being of every school-going child and adolescent is important in order to offer timely support and intervention for emotional and behavioral disturbances. If not checked, these emotional difficulties may impede academic, personal and social growth, resulting in a lifetime of difficulties for such individuals.
Schools and school professionals play an important role in preventing and identifying emotional issues of their students due to the amount of time a student spends in school daily and over a number of years. School professionals are in a position to observe behavioral changes in students from a lower to a higher class that may indicate underlying emotional difficulties. Awareness of these issues combined with appropriate support will ensure schools are helping remove emotional-health barriers to student learning, and creating the right context for academic success for all students. Schools can create a progressive learning environment where academic success is not only linked to effective methods of learning but to positive mental health as well. As a school professional, you can play an important role in sensitizing your school towards emotional needs of all students that often go unnoticed and unaddressed.
Participants will learn from Pearson-trained experts important aspects of emotional problems in school children and ways to address them with objective assessment and support. Participants will learn the use of Beck Youth Inventories -Second Edition (BYI-II) that are used globally to evaluate emotional and social impairment in children and adolescents from ages 7 to 18 years. Participants will also learn strategies to work with thoughts, feelings and behaviors associated with emotional difficulties in children and adolescents, in order to provide in-school support.
A range of school professionals including:
Morning Session –
Afternoon Session –
It was a useful experience in terms of understanding emotional difficulties of school aged children. I especially enjoyed the interaction with different professionals and learnt a lot from their experience.
Excellent, very well structured workshop.
Very beneficial and informative, the whole workshop was very interactive.
The Workshop was great. It has not only taught me more about children and how they perceive their environment but also it has helped me understand the best ways to help them.
The session was very informative and interactions were very much encouraged. The case discussions were very interesting and helpful.