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NSI 2012: Teen Wellness


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Teen Wellness is the first and only online interactive program for school counselors to teach resiliency skills to students who are distracted from their academics by social and emotional challenges.

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NSI 2012: Teen Wellness

  1. 1.                                415-­‐445-­‐2166  
  2. 2. Today’s  Agenda:    1.  Brief  Introduc8on  to  Teen  Wellness  2.  Demo  3.  Why  Should  We  Teach  Resiliency   Skills?    4.  Chapter  Examples  5.  User  Cases  
  3. 3. 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.  
  4. 4. 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.  
  5. 5. How  It  Works?  Student   Student   Counselor   Pre-­‐test   chapter   Post-­‐test  registra8on   feedback   exercises  
  6. 6. 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  
  7. 7. 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    
  8. 8. Research  by  the  Search  Ins8tute   Developmental   Assets  ≈   Resiliency   Source:    Search  Ins8tute  
  9. 9. Silent  Epidemic:    Drop  Out   Source:    Silent  Epidemic,  PerspecWves  of  High  School  Dropouts                                    The  Bill  &  Melinda  FoundaWon  
  10. 10. We  Need  to  Provide  Our  Students  with  Resiliency  Skills  Training  
  11. 11. 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    
  12. 12. 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