SBDM Bylaws and Policies | 21

This school-based decision making course is designed to assist school councils in analyzing and improving their school council bylaws and policies and to ensure that those bylaws and polices meet legal expectations and contribute to improving student achievement. The course is available from July 1 – June 30th for each school year.

Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic | 21

This course is a comprehensive look at mental health issues among teens and young adults today, updated with resources for the coronavirus pandemic. All coursework needs to be completed by June 30, 2020 when the course closes. 

Intro to SBDM | Summer 2020

This course is open from July 1, 2020 until September 20, 2020. Completion of the course by September 18, 2020 is recommended.

Mental Health during Covid-19

This course is a comprehensive look at mental health issues among teens and young adults today, updated with resources for the coronavirus pandemic. What are the signs of emotional distress in students and what can teachers do to help? How can teachers support student mental health when interacting at a distance and on re-entry to school, whatever that looks like?

Sources of pandemic stress include fear of sickness as well as feelings of isolation, boredom, uncertainty, and loss and grief. Topics in this course include depression and anxiety, trauma and toxic stress, and mental health interventions.

Listening and fostering connections and a sense of safety are skills that can be used to help all students, both in-person and online. These are the building blocks for providing emotional support to students and building their resilience. Building awareness of mental health issues will help school staff identify students who need individual interventions.

Young people today were already dealing with stressors unique to their generation. This course can be used to improve understanding and foster compassion for youth who are struggling with mental health challenges now and in the challenging times ahead.

The following mental health professionals appear in this course:

· Kevin Chapman, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

· Miraim Silman, MSW, Project AWARE/Trauma Informed Care Program Administrator

· Ginny Sprang, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center on Trauma and Children, University of Kentucky

· Damien Sweeney, Ed.D., Program Coordinator for Comprehensive School Counseling

· Judi Vanderharr, Ph.D., Division of Student Success, Kentucky Department of Education

SBDM Bylaws and Policies – School Year 19/20

This school-based decision making course is designed to assist school councils in analyzing and improving their school council bylaws and policies and to ensure that those bylaws and polices meet legal expectations and contribute to improving student achievement. The course is available from July 1 – June 30th for each school year.

Intro to SBDM | Spring 2020

This course is open from January 1, 2020 until March 21, 2020. Completion of the course by March 19, 2020 is recommended.

Intro to SBDM | Winter 2020

This course is open from January 1, 2020 until March 21, 2020. Completion of the course by March 19, 2020 is recommended.

Intro to SBDM | Fall 2019

This course is open from October 1, 2019 until December 21, 2019. Completion of the course by December 19, 2019 is recommended.

Intro to SBDM | Summer 2019

This course is open from July 1, 2019 until September 20, 2019. Completion of the course by September 19, 2019 is recommended.

Intro to SBDM | Spring 2019

This course is open from April 1, 2019 until June 21, 2019. Completion of the course by June 20, 2019 is recommended.

Intro to SBDM | Winter 2019

This course is open from January 1, 2019 until March 21, 2019. Completion of the course by March 20, 2019 is recommended.

Intro to SBDM | Fall 2018

This six-hour training course meets the new SBDM council member
requirement. Prior to starting Lesson 1, read the Course Overview section
carefully for course requirements and resources needed to successfully complete the course.

This course is open from October 1, 2018 until December 21, 2018.  All coursework and the survey must be completed by December 21, 2018 to be eligible for a certificate.

Intro to SBDM | Summer 2018

This six-hour training course meets the new SBDM council member
requirement. Prior to starting Lesson 1, read the Course Overview section
carefully for course requirements and resources needed to successfully complete the course.

This course is open from July 1, 2018 until September 20, 2018.  All coursework and the survey must be completed by September 20, 2018 to be eligible for a certificate.