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How Schools Use Leaps
Lean how it works for teachers and administrators
What are psychosocial skills?
The building blocks of good mental health
Our tools make it easy to address issues quickly
Mental Health Glossary
We all need to get on the same page
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It’s Time We All Get On The Same Page
Our nation’s schools have many responsibilities. Aside from the obvious responsibility of educating students at a globally competitive level – our schools now find themselves in the position of developing student’s character, teaching social and emotional skills, and even being the frontline of identifying mental illness and supporting mental health. The tragedies of school shootings coupled with the spotlight of the shrinking societal and community boundaries that distance previously afforded has thrust mental health into the forefront of the educational conversation.
So now our educators need to be versed in the preventative processes of mental health and the intervening processes of mental illness. This lofty task is being made even more difficult by the conflation of mental health and mental illness and behavioral disorders and developmental processes.
Mental health is being used as a bucket to catch all classroom, hallway, and social aberrance. This makes the job of preventing and changing mental and behavioral issues even more difficult. Truly defining mental health, mental illness, behavioral disorders, and stages of development will make the process of addressing each much more attainable
We’ve put together a set of free resources for teachers and parents to better understand mental health for school age students and to help get us all on the same page. It’s time we tackle mental health in our schools.
years of research
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Helpful Articles & Information
Mental Health Glossary for School Districts
We’ve put together a simple glossary of terms about mental health because today, more than ever before, we all need to be speaking the same language around this critical range of topics.
Calming That One Student
Why is it harder to calm one student down than to calm an entire class? Why does it seem there is a butting of heads and a clash of wills more in a one-on-one situation than when telling the entire group to sit down and pay attention?
WHITE PAPER: Understanding Mental Health in Schools
Mental Health is the overall condition of our students. Are they emotionally equipped for the social
pressures of school, the intellectual pressures of the classroom, and the relationships in the hallway and
We’ve Been Studying Mental Health in Schools for 30 Years
Leaps is an evidence-based system. We need messaging here that explains how we started and touch on psychosocial, behavior support, and all the rest of it in a little snippet. I need help writing this.
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Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of our most common questions on topics, classroom behavior, etc.
Is Leaps compatible with CASEL?
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) outlines five core competencies of social and emotional learning (SEL). Each one is defined by a number of abilities necessary to achieve that competency. CLICK TO LEARN MORE.