A confluence of events has put new emphasis on the role that schools play in not only the academic but also the social, emotional and mental health of its students. Safe and supportive schools are a crucial protective factor for youth, and districts are more focused than ever on upskilling their communities of support to foster environments where students thrive.
Playing the role of a parent, users practice reflecting on their role in fostering a safe and caring school, recognize signs a student may be in distress, understand potential resources of support, and engage in a caring conversation in a safe practice environment. Parents and caregivers have access to customized national, local, and school-specific resources in addition to simulation content.
The goal of Safe & Caring Schools for Parents & Caregivers is to foster a safe and caring school, identify concerning behavior, and understand resources of support.
- Understand the positive role they play in the lives of their children
- Analyze ways to talk to an adolescent that help them to open up
- Recommend appropriate actions when you hear something of concern
- Identify behaviors of concern including bullying, harassment, self-harm, and threats
Research shows that with experiential practice, increased emotional engagement and reflective thinking leads to stronger self-efficacy and behavior change.
Mental wellness professionals, psychologists, and social workers contributed to the simulation content.
Users receive customized feedback based on their in-simulation choices.
The simulation is available online 24/7. Users are asked to complete pre-, post-, and 3-month follow up surveys to assess changes in skills. Attitudes, and behavior. Upon completion, users receive a certificate of completion. Clients have access to usage reports and evaluation data via the Kognito client portal.
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