School Mental Health Initiative

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Mindfulness and School-Based Yoga: Tools for the Classroom eLearning Course - This self-directed eLearning course will provide participants with an overview of Mindfulness and School-Based Yoga and support the implementation of a practice within a classroom (or similar) setting. Please note that this event is available to Kansas educators only. 

  • For more information on the course and registration process, this video provides an overview of next steps.
  • Continuous enrollment is now available! To register for this course, complete this form.

Trauma-Responsive School Community: Facilitation Workshop - This workshop will provide training and ongoing coaching for facilitators interested in systemically implementing a trauma-responsive school community. Participants will walk away with full access to engaging instructional tools and resources, as well as support to apply a structured process to develop goals and monitor implementation at all levels. Please note that space is limited and the event is available to Kansas professionals only.

(NEW!) Trauma-Responsive Support Planning for Children/Youth with a History of Complex Trauma: A Training and Coaching Series for School & Community Professionals - This training is for school and community mental health professionals responsible for the development of plans to support children/youth with a history of trauma. The TRSP process a) leverages the principles of person-centered planning, self-determination, and emphasizes the voice of all relevant stakeholders, b) wholistically attends to the biological, psychological, and social domains of wellbeing, and c) results in a tailored, relationally-enriched support plan that promotes healing, building resilience, and the development of regulation skills that foster children's abilities to learn socially and academically.





Trauma-Responsive School Community eLearning Modules and Facilitation Guide

Mindfulness + School-Based Yoga Tools: Application for Children and Youth + Application for Staff and Caregivers


Trauma, Toxic Stress, and Caregiver Well-Being: Practices for Fostering Resilience in Children/Youth and Caregivers


School Mental Health

A Resource for Kansas School Communities


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These resources are intended for educational purposes only. The information contained herein is not intended to take the place of informed professional diagnosis, advice, or recommendations. The KSDE TASN SMHI assumes no liability for errors or for the way in which this information is used. The TASN School Mental Health Initiative (SMHI) is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education (#H323A17006) and is administered by the Kansas Department of Education. The contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education and endorsement by the Office of Special Education Programs should not be assumed. The SMHI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies should be sent to: Deputy Director, Keystone Learning Services, 500 E. Sunflower Blvd., Ozawkie, KS 66070; 785-876-2214.

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