Vision Statement: Building Capacity of School Personnel to Promote Mental Health: School personnel will work together to create environments and interactions that will promote and support all students' mental health and well-being.
This tab focuses on building capacity of occupational therapy practitioners to apply a public health approach to mental health in schools, community, and hospital/clinic settings.
Building Capacity: What does this mean?
Building capacity is broader than traditional professional development geared toward individuals – it involves shared learning and shared work among all relevant stakeholders. Relevant stakeholders in schools include just about everyone – principals, teachers, para-educators, related school personnel, bus drivers, volunteers ... and even students and families.
The building capacity of OTs process has been used to:
Refer to the tabs on the left to learn more about how to replicate these initiatives.