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Student-Centered Wellness: Fostering Mental Health and Resilience in Schools Post-COVID-19


3 credits/45 hours) in-service credit only

Instructor: Dr. Christopher Korolczuk


Course Description: This course offers a comprehensive view on tackling the mental health crisis in public schools, highlighting the importance of balancing emotional safety with resilience, addressing digital distractions, and navigating the complexities of social media and self-perception. It underscores the effects of COVID-19 on students, emphasizing the need for reconnection and support post-isolation. Further, it delves into the rise of medication for mental health issues among children, advocating for mindfulness and alternative strategies. The analysis of increasing anxiety and depression, the rethinking of ADHD approaches, and the role of parental boundaries in child development are crucial for understanding the multifaceted nature of students’ mental health challenges. Lastly, the discussion on engaging yet rigorous education offers insights into maintaining students’ interest without compromising academic standards.

For school personnel, learning about these topics is vital post-COVID-19, as it equips them with the tools to support students’ mental well-being and adapt to the changing educational landscape, ensuring a holistic approach to student development and learning.

NEW! This self-paced course uses an online learning platform called Canvas. All videos, reading materials, and assignments can be found in one online location. Also, you can simply type your assignments into the website and hit the “submit.” button. This new feature makes the course easier to navigate and more user-friendly than other courses.


(3 credits/45 hours) In-serivce credits only


Chris Korolczuk