Findings from the field test suggest that the use of the Everyday Mental Health Classroom Resource is associated with a positive change in educator knowledge and comfort with mental health in the classroom, and with perceptions of classroom climate and student social-emotional skill development.
Qualitative data from focus groups indicate that the resource is deemed to be helpful, feasible, and valued by educators.
Our resource anchors its categories, themes and practices in the SEL program review conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Provincial System Support Program. A summary of the literature related to social-emotional learning, and recent systematic reviews on this topic, also informs this project.
Social-emotional skills research briefs
Do programs led by teachers and offered to all students’ in a classroom improve the social and emotional learning of students?
Read the research briefs from Knowledge Network for Student Well-Being
CAMH Provincial System Support Program social-emotional learning review
CAMH prepared an evidence brief to outline the available evidence on specific mental health promotion interventions for school-aged children and youth.
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We continue to evaluate the resource. This resource is ever evolving. As we continue to evaluate and refine it we value your feedback and ideas on how to use and adapt these practices for students with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Please share your comments with us.