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Mental Health and Well-Being Supports
Our primary focus is on the mental health, well-being and human rights of all members of the Grand Erie school community. We recognize that students and staff will be approaching the transition back to school from a diverse range of perspectives, needs and experiences. In order to support a mentally healthy return to school, educators will have opportunities to focus on mental health literacy where students will learn about mental health, and to teach in ways that encourage belonging and support student mental health.
Grand Erie Virtual Academy students will also have access to Child and Youth Workers and Social Worker support as needed.
Professional learning will take place on one of the three PD Days prior to the start of student attendance in September, with additional professional learning opportunities available throughout the year.
A helpful framework to consider when planning for a mentally healthy return to school is to “Think in Tiers.” Using a tiered approach to achieve a mentally healthy return to school ensures planning occurs for students, families and staff across a continuum of needs.
Student Wellness Following A Traumatic Event
Trauma and grief due to loss of family members, isolation, suicidal ideations, food insecurity, loss of income, loss of housing, etc., may be experienced by students and their families.
Mental Health Transition Support Plan
Social Work and Psychology