Focusing on Mental Wellness in K12 Education
According to the World Health Organization, mental wellness is defined as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”http://www.americanmentalwellness.org " - Mental wellness encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social well-being and finding and finding balance in these areas. It is also discovering how to perform at optimal levels in each of these areas to maintain balance or a state of well being.
This interactive workshop will give participants activities and tools, to be used in any setting, to tap into these areas and help promote mental wellness. If we can empower youth to take an active role in discovering the key to their own mental wellness, success in all areas will follow
Trainer: Regina Siez
Regina Siez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with children and families for over 20 years. She has experience in working with foster youth, tribal communities, and students in public school districts. She has extensive knowledge in dealing with death and dying, loss, trauma, and various other mental health issues. Gina also serves as an adjunct faculty in the School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. She is the author of the My Journey Curriculum.