Assessing the emotional well-being of every school-going child and adolescent is vital in order to offer timely support and intervention for emotional and behavioural difficulties. If not checked, such difficulties may impede academic, personal and social growth, resulting in a lifetime of challenges for such individuals.
This workshop trains participants in identifying emotional problems in school-going children and adolescents and offering appropriate support within the school. Participants learn from experts trained by Pearson, the essential aspects of emotional problems in school children and ways to address them with objective assessment and support.
What are the takeaways from this workshop?
- Learn how to handle classroom behavioral and emotional issues that disrupt classroom learning
- Initiate informed discussions with parents and caregivers about a child’s emotional difficulties at school
- Demonstrate underlying emotional causes of academic failures
How does your school benefit from this workshop?
- Schools will be able to Identify children for referral to more extensive assessment and intervention services
- Schools will be able to implement an in-school mental-health support system for students
- Schools will ensure students struggling with emotional difficulties do not miss opportunities for academic achievement, emotional and social growth during school years
Who can attend this workshop?
A range of school professionals including school teachers, special educators, school counsellors, school psychologists and any professional involved in the well-being of school children.
Morning Session –
- Introduction to child and adolescent mental health
- Available resources in schools and families
- Incidence and Prevalence rate of Anxiety, Anger, Depression and other related problems
- Risk Factors in emotional difficulties
- Diagnosis and associated conditions in emotional difficulties
- Importance of referral to mental-health professionals
- Importance of identifying Behavioral Problems
Afternoon Session –
- Myths and misconceptions of childhood and adolescent problems
- Assessment of emotional difficulties
- Interventions and support strategies for the school professional
- Role of significant others
- Case Illustrations and group activities
- Ethical Issues and considerations in the classroom
About the Trainer
Mrs. Lalitha Subramanian: B.M.R, MA, M.Phil (Clinical Psychology), Cert.BDT, PG Dip Rehab. counselling
Mrs. Lalitha Subramanian is a faculty in Clinical Psychology in the Department of Pediatrics (Karthikeyan Child Development Unit), Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Hospital, Chennai. She has significant experience working with children and adolescent with developmental disabilities in the hospital and school settings. She has worked with the school districts in NY and NJ, USA from Early Intervention through High school age. She is interested in clinical teaching and training and been trained in Bayley -III in the USA.