The purpose of this grant was to develop a new mental health literacy curriculum, “ENGAGE (Educators Navigating and Generating Approaches for Genuine Engagement): Understanding the Complexity of Mental Health in Schools,” that can be specifically tailored for rural school communities, including a sustainable train-the-trainers model. The interprofessional development group used their knowledge from implementing and researching a similar, yet lacking program on mental health facilitation for K-12 educators. With development rights to the training, the PI and a colleague (Goforth) are pursuing federal funding with submission in August 2017 to the Institute of Education Sciences: Social and Behavioral Context for Academic Learning, Goal 2: Development & Innovation grant, E-PROP [2018-085]. Further, the PI is pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities to continue research of the implications of the program’s integration into pre-service and in-service teachers continuing education.
© 2017 Lindsey Nichols
Nichols, Lindsey, "Improving Educators’ Understanding of Rural Children’s Mental Health" (2017). University Grant Program Reports. 36.