Today’s Agenda: 1. Brief Introduc8on to Teen Wellness 2. Demo 3. Why Should We Teach Resiliency Skills? 4. Chapter Examples 5. User Cases
Online Resiliency Skills Educa8on Modules School counselor / Student teacher Student submits responses (15-‐ min per chapter) Counselor / teacher gives feedback (5 min per chapter) Counselor Dashboard Student Dashboard Makes it easy to monitor So simple that there’s no need student progress for technical help The content has been developed under the guidance of Dr. Benjamin Van Voorhees, Chief, Sec8on of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at University of Illinois, Chicago based on his past research.
Our Content Main Program: Lexile® Measure 880L Character Stories: Chapter Titles Theore8cal Characters Stories Lexile® Background Measure Chapter 1: SeTng Goals Mo8va8on John John is a C student who gets out of 850L troubles and achieves his college dream. Chapter 2: LiVing Mood Behavior Maria Maria immigrates from Guatemala and 820L Ac8va8on successfully adjusts to her new school, Chapter 3: Avoidance PaWerns while managing to stop her bullies. Chapter 4: Changing Behaviors Jennifer learns how to take care of her Jennifer 860L Chapter 5: Coping Skills Mindfulness life and stays on track with her goals despite problems at home between her Chapter 6: Op8mism Posi8ve parents. Psychology Ken Ken, a socially awkward teen, learns to 870L Chapter 7: Self-‐Conﬁdence have self-‐conﬁdence and build his social Chapter 8: Solving Problems Problem Solving support. William William gains support from his parents to 910L Chapter 9: Social Support Interpersonal pursue a music career by learning how to Rela8ons be responsible for his own life and Chapter 10: Communica8on decisions. Chapter 11: Managing Conﬂicts Susan chooses to apply to colleges she Susan 890L likes, despite unreasonable pressure from Chapter 12: New Situa8on her parents that she go to an Ivy League Chapter 13: Resiliency school.
How It Works? Student Student Counselor Pre-‐test chapter Post-‐test registra8on feedback exercises
Integrated with Naviance Succeed • Single sign-‐on from Naviance Succeed for staﬀ • Single sign-‐on from Family ConnecWon for students • Student enrollment at the click of a buXon • List student enrollment • Status view of student progress in the student folder
Students at Risk Academic & Health Issues • Depression Job Issues • EaWng • Homework disorders avoidance • Substance use • Low aXendance • Unable to juggle study and work Lack of Resiliency Drop out Skills Social Issues • Illegal acts • Bullying, ﬁghts Dropout • RelaWonship issues
Research by the Search Ins8tute Developmental Assets ≈ Resiliency Source: Search Ins8tute
Silent Epidemic: Drop Out Source: Silent Epidemic, PerspecWves of High School Dropouts The Bill & Melinda FoundaWon
We Need to Provide Our Students with Resiliency Skills Training
Chapter 2: LiVing Mood Based on the Theories of Behavior Ac8va8on Lesson / Try It: • No maXer what situaWons you are in, you can sWll feel beXer if you …. : • Do something posiWve that youre good at and enjoy. • Increase your physical acWvity to boost your mood. • Do something good for someone else. Build Skills: • RelaWonships between AcWons, Thoughts and Feelings
Use Cases 1. Use Teen Wellness in the Life Skill or Health EducaWon class in a computer lab 2. Enroll all 9th grade students and keep Teen Wellness available for them unWl they graduate so that they can get help whenever they face social and emoWonal issues. 3. Use Teen Wellness for a group of at-‐risk students as a special program, in an afer-‐school or a summer program 4. Use Teen Wellness as a disciplinary acWon e.g. part of school re-‐admit contracts