OPI Teacher Learning Hub 2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Understanding and Overcoming Bias for Educators

We all have biases whether we are aware of them or not. While these biases may seem innocent, they can cause problems to arise. In this course, titled Understanding and Overcoming Bias for Educators, you will learn how bias impacts people’s interactions with each other in the educators’ community. The course begins with a discussion on what bias is, how it manifests, and its different types. The course then moves into relevant discussions on the intersection between bias and mental health in the educators’ space. You will learn practical tips for overcoming bias and taking action in your workplace. The Understanding and Overcoming Bias for Educators course will take approximately 60-80 minutes of continuous learning time. The course provides engaging learning based on current research and relevant articles while utilizing the most recent techniques in online learning. We hope that the information in this course will cause a ripple effect in not only your life but in the lives of those at your school. NOTE: We recommend completing Mental Health Competency 1 for Educators before taking any other Mental Health Ally Series courses.

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Safety Planning for Educators

The Safety Planning for Educators course is part of the Mental Health Competency for Educators Series and covers the topic of safety planning, for instances of intimate partner violence and suicidal ideation. Although Safety Planning for Educators is a standalone course, it is best taken after Suicidal Behavior Competency for Educators course as it both furthers its content and offers practical ways to help others at work who are at risk for suicide. Completing Safety Planning for Educators will take approximately 60-80 minutes of continuous learning time. This course was created for those who want to help someone in their educators’ community who is in an abusive relationship, or who is experiencing suicidal ideation. Based on up-to-date statistics from governing bodies and relevant scholarly articles, this course is full of learner focused activities, live-filmed videos and attractive animations. NOTE: We recommend completing Mental Health Competency 1 for Educators before beginning this course and any other Mental Health Ally Series courses.

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Suicidal Behavior Competency for Educators

The Suicidal Behavior Competency for Educators course is in the Mental Health Competency for Educators Series. The main topics covered in this course include a discussion on the nature of suicide and its prevelence rates as well as an overview of the risks and protective factors associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Completing Suicidal Behavior Competency for Educators will take approximately 60-80 minutes of continuous learning time. The course was created using up-to-date statistics from governing bodies and relevant scholarly articles on the topic of suicide. The instructional design is learner-focused and approachable, including reflection activities, live-filmed videos of lived experiences, and engaging animations. Learners will discover the warning signs of those in the educators’ community who may be at risk for suicide, as well as ways to connect them to services that can help. NOTE: We recommend completing Mental Health Competency 1 for Educators before beginning this course and any other Mental Health Ally Series courses.

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Helping in a Mental Health Crisis for Educators

Because mental health crises are so common, Psych Hub decided to create a course that will help anyone to accurately describe signs of a mental health crisis and identify practical skills that may be used to support someone who needs help. This approximately 1 hour course is full of live-filmed and animated videos, as well as learner focused activities and up-to-date statistics from governing bodies and relevant scholarly articles. After finishing this course, we believe you will be able to notice signs of a mental health crisis, substance overdose or withdrawal, or suicide risk. You should also be able to list community resources for crisis support and link individuals with the help they need. NOTE: We recommend completing Mental Health Competency 1 for Educators before beginning this course and any other Mental Health Ally Series courses.

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Effective Communication for Educators

Effective Communication for Educators is part of the Mental Health Competency for Educators series and covers four communication techniques commonly utilized in the evidence-based practice of Motivational Interviewing. This course provides constructive training by utilizing live-filmed videos and engaging activities that allow the learner to practice what they’ve learned. Based on up-to-date information, this course was created for anyone who wants to build their conversational skills and become a listener who can help others in their educators’ community to both clarify their goals and self-discover what may be holding them back from reaching those goals. Completing the Effective Communication for Educators course will take approximately 60-80 minutes of continuous learning time. NOTE: We recommend completing Mental Health Competency 1 for Educators before beginning this course and any other Mental Health Ally Series courses.

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Diversity and Mental Health for Educators

Although many people feel like they understand the concept of diversity, it is a very nuanced topic. This course on Diversity and Mental Health for Educators is tailored to provide a detailed description of l the different types of diversity, how negative reactions to diversity at work affect many people’s mental health, and how to promote inclusion in the educators’ community instead. After finishing this course, you will be able to describe both diversity and intersectionality, as well as ways in which inequality and discrimination manifest at school. This course is based on current research and utilizes online learning techniques to provide valuable information on diversity and its relationship with mental health. Completing the Diversity and Mental Health for Educators course will take approximately 60-80 minutes of continuous learning time. NOTE: We recommend completing Mental Health Competency 1 for Educators before taking any other Mental Health Ally Series courses.

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Mental Health Competency 3: Substance Use Awareness for Educators

Substance use and its connection to mental health is a critically important topic. In Mental Health Competency 3: Substance Use Awareness for Educators, you will gain insight into some of the most commonly used types of substances, risk and protective factors for substance use, and practical ways you can help someone in your community find support that can lead to recovery. Based on up-to-date statistics from governing bodies and relevant scholarly articles, this course provides a deeper understanding of substance use disorders and various treatment options. Completing the Mental Health Competency 3: Substance Use Awareness for Educators course will take approximately 60-80 minutes of continuous learning time. The instructional design is learner-focused and approachable to nearly all individuals with an interest in improving their competency in substance use awareness. NOTE: We recommend completing Mental Health Competency 1 for Educators before taking any other Mental Health Ally Series courses.

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Mental Health Competency 2 for Educators: Common Conditions

An important part of increasing your mental health competency is being able to recognize common mental health conditions and help people to find the support they need. In Mental Health Competency 2: Common Conditions for Educators, you will learn information that may be vital in helping people in your educators’ community who experience mental health disorders to find support in managing their symptoms. This course is an engaging part of the Mental Health Competency for Educators series and provides engaging learning based on current research and relevant articles while utilizing the most recent techniques in online learning. Completing the Mental Health Competency 2: Common Conditions for Educators course will take approximately 60-80 minutes of continuous learning time. NOTE: We recommend completing Mental Health Competency 1 for Educators before taking any other Mental Health Ally Series courses.

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Mental Health Competency 1 for Educators

The Mental Health Competency 1 for Educators course is the first course of the Mental Health Competency for Educators Series and serves as the introductory course. The main topics of this course include a discussion on the range of severity of mental health issues, their impact on the educators’ community, and an explanation of the dangers of stigma regarding mental health. Completing Mental Health Competency 1 for Educators will take approximately 50-70 minutes of continuous learning time. The course was created using up-to-date statistics from governing bodies and relevant scholarly articles. The instructional design is learner-focused and approachable to nearly all individuals with an interest in improving their mental health competency. NOTE: We recommend completing Mental Health Competency 1 for Educators before taking any other Mental Health Ally Series courses.

Register by visiting the Psych Hub website.