School Mental Health Initiative

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(NEW!) Mindfulness and School-Based Yoga: Tools for the Classroom - This training provides an introduction to mindfulness and school-based yoga utilizing the Little Flower Yoga methodology. This course professionals practical tools to help children/youth navigate the physical, mental, and emotional barriers to learning, including managing distractions and building emotional regulation skills. 

Neuroscience in Education eCoaching Series with Dr. Lori Desautels - These series (one geared towards administrators and another towards educators and support staff) consist of eLearning modules and supplemental online coaching on the pillars of the Applied Educational Neuroscience Framework: Educator Nervous System, Co-Regulation, Touch Points, and Language of the Nervous System. 

Trauma-Responsive School Communities: Facilitation Workshop - This Workshop will provide training and 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.

  • Dates: July 30, 2024, at KU Edwards Campus, 12604 Quivira Road, BEST Conference Center, Overland Park, KS 66213
  • Registration and Important Pre-Work Information:

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.





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