Developing Teachers’ Abilities to Create Trauma-Informed Classrooms
Teaching Psychological Resilience-Building Using Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches
This project sought to teach life skills facilitators, TVET instructors, and mobile teachers key foundational psychological skills to support both their own and their students’ mental and emotional health. Their theory of change is that educators who are able to understand their own mental health needs and who have been trained in evidence-based psychological approaches which support positive mental health can be effective educators of these skills for youth educators. A training-of-trainers program was developed to build educators’ skills in trauma-informed, evidence-informed mental health interventions including positive coping skill activities and resilience-building approaches.