SEL Resources, 13 Reasons Why Webinar, and Summer Professional Development
May 2017 Updates
This month's newsletter is also available:
Resources for the Systemic Implementation of Social and Emotional Learning by School Districts
CASEL's District Resource Center offers field-tested guidance, tools, and resources for SEL implementation throughout a district.  

Helpful tools include: 

The resources are a result of a multi-school Collaborating Districts Initiatives study CASEL recently published. Since implementation of the CDI, academic achievement has improved consistently in reading and math. Teachers have become more effective. Attendance and graduation rates are up. Suspensions and expulsions are down. Students feel safer and more connected to school. Read More.

A recently published related story,  Making SEL the DNA of the School is a good read from the  Greater Good Science Center.
13 Reasons Why Webinar & Resources

The  American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)  recently partnered with the 
American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and the 
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) to provide a free webinar for schools and informed community leaders that addresses the Netflix series  13 Reasons Why
The webinar is titled: A Teachable Moment: Using "13 Reasons Why" to Initiate a Helpful Conversation about Suicide Prevention and Mental Health and can be viewed here:

AFSP also has expert videos and commentary on topics like how to have a conversation with a young person, information tip sheets on issues like how to recognize suicide risks & warning signs, as well as social media shareables, brochures, wallet cards, postcards and school-based programs.

Please check out the recorded webinar and these other items listed above by visiting  Please share this information with your networks and others who may benefit from this.

Other available resources:
Summer Courses with Graduate Credit Options
The WISH Center has 4 courses scheduled in June including online and in person options.

Online Courses
Reefer Sanity Seven Great Myths about Marijuana book by Dr. Kevin Sabet - A Book Study
June 1 through June 30, 2017
One Graduate Credit Option

AODA Basics Course

June 1 through June 29, 2017 using Moodle
One Graduate Credit Option

In Person Trainings
June 15, 2017- Youth Mental Health First Aid, CESA #10, Chippewa Falls, Registration Link,
No Graduate Credit Available

June 22-23, 2017- Helping Students Through Trauma and Loss, CESA #9, Tomahawk, Registration LinkOne Graduate Credit Option
Best Practices in Health and Physical Education July 18-20

Mark your calendar for July 18-20 in Stevens Point.  Read more here .
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training of Trainers October 23-27, 2017, CESA #6 Oshkosh

Together with the DPI, the WISH Center is holding a Youth Mental Health First Aid TOT at CESA #6 in Oshkosh on October 23-27, 2017. Participants must complete the application process and attend all 5 days of training.
Link to Flyer and Registration for more information.
WISH Center Workshops

Prefer a Calendar View--See our  Training Calendar

We are in the process of setting our training calendar for 2017-2018.  We will release it in our June 2017 Newsletter.
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