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Mental health is an important part of our everyday life. For many school aged students, mental health issues are on the rise and our roles as occupational therapists are becoming more vital. Educators also have a vital role in the mental health of their students, however their is a gap between their knowledge of mental health practices and their comfort and confidence with implementing such practices.
This project aimed to bridge this gap for 5 educators in the Lake Stevens School District in Washington state. The project was comprised of a Mindfulness Toolkit that walked teachers through implementing a total of 6 different mindfulness activities with their classrooms.
Medical Subject Headings
Occupational Therapy, Mental Health, Educational Personnel, Mindfulness, Health Edcuation
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Occupational Therapy
Skinner, H., Collins, K., & Shotwell, M. P. (2020, April 23). Mental Health in the School System: Providing Tools and Resources For Teachers. Poster presented at the Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, University of St Augustine for Health Sciences. https://soar.usa.edu/otdcapstonespring2020/16